Widening participation travel bursary

Queen Mary is committed to supporting students from traditionally under-represented backgrounds in higher education.

Widening participation travel bursary application form

Apply now for our WP travel bursary

The bursary

Our Widening Participation Travel Bursary aims to bring students who have specific characteristics typically under-represented in higher education on to campus. By attending our Open Day, students can make informed choices about their future and explore the options available to them.

The bursary will cover reasonable travel costs on public transport for qualifying individuals. Those who receive the travel bursary will be invited to attend an online event before the Open Day. This online event will provide an additional level of information and guidance.

How to apply

To apply for the bursary you need to follow the 3 steps below.

Step 1. Check that you qualify.

The Widening Participation Travel Bursary is designed for anyone who:

  • Attends a non-selective state school in the UK
  • Has achieved, or will achieve, the required GCSE grades (a minimum of 5 A* - C or 4 – 9 grades, with a C / 4 in English and Maths)
  • Is on target to achieve a minimum of BBB at A level, or equivalent in relevant qualifications

In addition to these, students must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Live in a qualifying neighbourhood (see the postcode checker below)
  • Neither parent or carer has attended University in the UK or abroad
  • Has lived or are currently living in local authority care
  • Is a young carer
  • Is estranged from their family/living independently/living with friends

Step 2. Fill in our application form

Once you've checked that you qualify, please fill in our online application form.

Step 3. Register for the Open Day

You only need to complete the above form to sign up to the Open Day and apply for the bursary. Bursary eligibility will be confirmed within seven days of application. Eligible students will be reimbursed by completing a claim form when visiting the Realising Opportunities stand in the Student Services Fair at the Open Day.

We reserve the right to close the application due to high responses as the fund is limited.

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