The University of Winchester is committed to the Stand Alone Pledge to support estranged students.


Award of up to £6,000

Estranged students are young people studying without the support and/or approval of a family network and who have no contact with their family.

In recognition of the barriers that estranged students may face accessing and remaining in Higher Education, the University of Winchester has introduced this bursary to provide additional financial and pastoral support.

As part of our Access and Participation Plan, the University awards eligible full-time undergraduate UK, EU* and Channel Island students a bursary of £2,000 in each year of study. A further £1,000 Graduation Bursary will be awarded to recipients upon successful completion of their course after the final year of study.

Eligible students will have access to:

Eligibility information and how to apply:

Estranged students must be:

To apply for the bursary please complete this secure online form and provide the relevant evidence from Student Finance England.

If you have any questions, please contact: 

*EU students who qualify for full financial support through Student Finance England

The University offers many bursaries and scholarships and to ensure a fair distribution of funding, there are some restrictions on who can receive mulitple awards. Recipients of the Stand Alone Bursary are not eligible to receive the Unite Foundation Scholarship or the King Alfred Bursary.