USW Progression Bursary 2018/19*

If you are a University of South Wales student studying at one of the colleges listed below then we want to help you to achieve your ambitions.

We offer our Progression Bursary to college students who choose to top-up their University of South Wales accredited HND or foundation degree to a full honours degree through a top up course at one of our USW campuses. Worth £500, this bursary could provide financial support towards your travel, living and study costs while studying at a University of South Wales campus. 

This bursary is not means tested.

To be eligible you need to meet the following criteria

  • Successfully complete a University of South Wales accredited HND or foundation degree with one of the colleges listed below in Summer 2018, specifically:

    • Bridgend College

    • Cardiff and Vale College

    • Coleg Gwent

    • Coleg Y Cymoedd

    • The College, Merthyr Tydfil

    • NPTC Group

    • Gower College Swansea

    • Blackburn College  

  • Apply for a full-time eligible undergraduate Honours degree entering year three *** (or year two on specific eligible courses**) based at a University of South Wales campus starting in September 2018 by the 1 July 2018


  • Apply for the progression bursary by 1 August 2018


  • Accept our conditional or unconditional offer of a place by the 1 September 2018


  • Be a UK home student liable for the UK home rate of tuition fees.


  • Be enrolled on a full-time eligible course at point of payment

How is the bursary paid?

You will receive £500, paid directly into your bank account by BACS, during your first term (November 2018). The bursary is worth £500 in your first year only.

How do you apply?

The application process will open from January 2018 onwards. Once you have applied to enter year two** or year three of a full-time eligible undergraduate degree and been offered a place, you will be sent a link by email to apply for the bursary online.

Applicants are reminded that they are solely responsible for ensuring that their application form reaches the Student Money Advice Team and that there will be no grounds for appeal without proof of written confirmation.

Please see FAQs for further information including the full bursary criteria.

Please contact the Student Money Advice Team if you have any questions.

*University of South Wales scholarships and bursaries are offered on the basis that they are potentially subject to change in the event of changes to the fee and student support regime applicable in Wales. The University also reserves the right to limit the number of scholarships and bursaries available.

**Dependent upon the degree subject area.

*** This includes joint delivery with Coleg Gwent for BSc Veterinary Nursing Science (top-up) and BSc Animal Health and Welfare (top up) added 1st November 2017