Once you have your bursary, you can check your payment dates and keep us updated about your circumstances.
Change of circumstances
It’s important that you let us know straight away if your personal circumstances change so we can keep your details up to date. This is especially important for postgraduate students as a change in circumstances could affect the amount of bursary you receive.
You should notify us about a change of:
- address or contact details
- bank details
- course or university
- course attendance, for example if there is a break in training or period of interruption
Postgraduate students also need to let us know about a change of:
- living arrangement
- income relating to additional allowances, for example, Adult Dependants Allowance
- childcare arrangements or additional children
It is important you let us know about a change in your circumstances so we can reassess your bursary entitlement and let you know if there has been an overpayment or underpayment. If an overpayment occurs we will contact you to inform you how the repayment will be recovered. If you are due additional funds as a result of your changing circumstances, these will be added to your next bursary payment.
Change of address or contact details
Change of bank details
Complete a Notification of change of bank account form and post it back to us.
Change of childcare costs or provider (postgraduate students)
Complete a new Childcare Allowance application form and post it back to us, together with a covering letter.
Request a current income assessment (postgraduate students)
You will need to complete this form if your income has, or is expected to, change.
Change of living arrangements
If you marry, divorce, separate or move in with a partner, you may need to inform us as your bursary may be made up of elements that are income assessed or make allowances for dependents
You’ll need to make a new application if the change affects your bursary entitlement. If you aren’t sure, please contact us.
Write to us at:
Social Work Bursaries
PO Box 141
Bursary payment dates
Autumn 2017 starters
Winter 2018 starters
|1st||We'll pay your first instalment within 10 working days of receiving confirmation you've started your course (or within 10 working days from the date of your bursary notification letter if it's later).|
|2nd||5 January 2018||13 April 2018|
|3rd||13 April 2018||
3 August 2018 (January starters)
31 August 2018 (March starters)
Postgraduate allowance payment dates
Placement Travel Allowance (PTA):
- If you’re on the capping list, your PTA will be included in your monthly bursary instalments.
- If you’re eligible but not on the capping list, your PTA will usually be paid in one instalment within 10 working days of us receiving confirmation that you‘ve started your course.
Childcare Allowance (CA):
Your CA will be paid in 3 installments:
|Instalment||Date normally paid by:|
We'll pay your first instalment within 10 working days of receiving confirmation you've started your course (or within 10 working days from the date of your bursary notification letter if it's later).
|2nd||After your childcare provider has verified the amount spent the previous term.|
|3rd||After your childcare provider has verified the amount spent the previous term.|
Withdrawing from your course
If you are withdrawing from your course either temporarily or permanently, please inform your university and then call us on 0300 330 1345 as soon as possible so we can hold any further bursary payments on your account to prevent an overpayment. If an overpayment has already been made, we will be in touch to discuss repayment options with you. . If you are due any bursary payment, these will be released once we have completed a withdrawal calculation.
Additional financial help available
For undergraduates, the only financial help we offer is the basic bursary. You should contact Student Finance England to find out about any additional support you may be entitled to.
For postgraduates, you may be able to apply for additional allowances.