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Bradford Futures Scholarship

The University is delighted to be able to offer this scholarship to deserving undergraduate students.  The scholarship is aimed at home-fee paying students, particularly those able to demonstrate that they meet one of the criteria detailed in the University's Widening Particiation Plan.  Please check the eligiblity criteria section for further details on this.

The scholarship is worth £1,500 per year - which would be paid as a cash payment to scholarship winners.  

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Applicable courses

All full time undergraduate courses.


New (first degree), Full time, home fee paying, undergraduate students.

Students must either be year zero (foundation year) or first year undergraduate.

Applicants would also need to demonstrate that they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • being from a low participation area as defined by POLAR 4 in quintile areas 1 and 2; which are the lowest participation areas.
  • have low household income and/or low socioeconomic status
  • are a BAME student
  • are disabled
  • are a young carer
  • are a care leaver
  • are a refugee or asylum seeker (not already in receipt of a University specific scholarship eg Sanctuary)
  • are estranged from parents
  • are an adult learner (25 and above)

  • Anguilla
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territories
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • England
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  • Gibraltar
  • Montserrat
  • Northern Ireland
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oenno Islands
  • Scotland
  • St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Wales

Payment amount & frequency

Students will be paid £1,500 per year for the duration of their course (upto a maximum of 4 years).

How to apply

All applications are electronic - applications for the scholarship will open on the 1 October 2024 and close on the 31 October 2024.

Further information about this scholarship

  • Where possible, students wishing to apply for this scholarship should have already applied for student finance.
  • Please note that this is a competitive process and not all applications will be successful. There isn't an appeals process; the panel’s decision is final; also, please note that we will not be able to offer feedback. 
  • Please note that, you may be awarded this scholarship alongside the standard UG bursary and also, if applicable, the University's Academic Excellence Scholarship.