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Social work students

Find out about the funding available for social work students and how to apply.

The Social Work Bursary:

  • can help with study and living costs
  • is a grant not a loan
  • gets paid into your bank account at the start of each term, if you are eligible
  • is only available to students who meet the course and residency criteria
  • is subject to capping, so the number of students who can receive a bursary is limited
  • must be applied for each academic year

Social Work Bursary guidance

Your guide to Social Work Bursaries 2022/23 (4KB)

Before you apply

Read through the guidance booklet for the year you’re applying for.

When to apply

If your academic year starts from 1 September to 31 December, you must submit your application by 31 October 2022.

If your academic year starts from 1 January onwards, you must submit your application by 17 February 2023.

If your academic year starts from 1 March onwards, you must submit your application by 24 March 2023

Applications received after the relevant date will not be accepted.

How to apply for the 2022/23 academic year

If you’re a new Social Work Bursary student, you should apply for your bursary for the 2022/23 academic year at the earliest opportunity. We encourage you to submit your application to us by 31 July to guarantee payment for September.

Create a MyFunding account

Continuing Social Work Bursary students can access their existing MyFunding account:

Log in to your MyFunding account

Uploading a document to your MyFunding account for the 2022/23 academic year only

The selected file must be:

  • a JPG, BMP, PNG, TIF or PDF
  • an original version ​​​​which displays the document in full
  • clear and in focus
  • in colour
  • unaltered by computer software
  • at least 50KB and no more than 8 MB

If the document does not meet this criteria your application will be rejected.