How much will I get?

The Leeds Bursary amount you receive will depend on different factors, the main one being your total household annual income.

Find out how your household income and other factors such as part-time study, work placements or study abroad can affect the total amount of support that you may receive through the Leeds Bursary. 

Full-time students

In standard cases, the amount you receive depends on your household income and the year you started your course. Neither the University or Student Finance England are legally allowed to tell you what the assessed amount of your household income is - you can only check this with your sponsor (usually parent, guardian or partner).

Full-time student entitlement
Household income
Leeds Bursary
£25,600 or less
 £1,540
£25,601-£26,600  £1,335
£26,601-£27,600  £1,130
£27,601-£28,600  £925
£28,601-£29,600  £770
£29,601-£30,600  £665
£30,601-£31,600  £565
£31,601-£32,600  £515
£32,601-£33,600  £460
£33,601-£34,600  £410
£34,601-£35,600  £360
£35,601-£36,600  £335

Part-time students

The part-time Leeds Bursary is the difference between the fees charged by the University and the maximum statutory fee support available from the government. 

Government fee support figures

  • Study rate of at least 50% but less than 60% of full-time equivalent = £845
  • Study rate of more than 60% but less than 75% of full-time equivalent = £1,015
  • Study rate of more than 75% of full-time equivalent = £1,270.

Example

John studies at 60% of the full-time equivalent and receives £1,015 from the government. His fee is £2,310, so he receives a Leeds Bursary of £1,295.

Special cases

Study-abroad or work-placement students 

You are entitled to a reduced-rate Leeds Bursary:

  • If you pay a £950 tuition fee.
    • Household income of £25,600 or less = Leeds Bursary of £770
    • Household income of £25,601-£36,600 = Leeds Bursary of £615.
  • If you are taking part in the Erasmus scheme and your tuition fee is zero.
    • Household income of £25,600 or less = Leeds Bursary of £385
    • Household income of £25,601-£36,600 = Leeds Bursary of £310.

If you are on a paid work placement and/or receiving a non-means-tested Student Loan, we will use last year's income information to assess your bursary entitlement. 

BA Social Work students

You are eligible for a flat-rate Leeds Bursary of £347 if you have a household income of £36,600 or less.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) students

If you have moved from Bradford University to Leeds under the local widening-participation agreement, you are eligible for a "no detriment" bursary. This will equal either the appropriate Leeds Bursary amount or the equivalent bursary that you would have received at Bradford, whichever is greater.