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The Warwick Foyer and Care Leavers' Bursary

A £1,000 p.a. Warwick Foyer and Care Leavers' Bursary will be paid to Foyer residents, Care Leavers and students who have been in continuous full-time education and were in receipt of Income Support, Housing Benefit or Universal Credit (including the housing element) under the age of 19. The bursary will be paid in termly instalments and is designed to help with extra costs that may be incurred, such as accommodation during vacations.

In order to be eligible you need to be:

  • A home (UK) student.
  • Assessed as an independent student by Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland or the Student Awards Agency Scotland and in receipt of the full student support entitlement.
  • Studying a full-time undergraduate course at Warwick.
  • Able to provide evidence to support your circumstances – a letter from Social Services confirming you have been in care prior to taking up your place at Warwick or evidence that you have been in receipt of Income Support, Housing Benefit or Universal Credit (including the housing element) during your post-16 education (Foyer residents will be referred by the Foyer Federation).

If you think you may be eligible to receive a Warwick Foyer and Care Leavers' Bursary please contact Helen Cherrington in the Student Funding Office for further advice on the support available to you. Helen can be contacted on 024 7657 5327 or by email to

Privacy Statement

The University of Warwick will process the personal data you provide when contacting us for the purpose(s) of assessing your eligibility for the Warwick Foyer and Care Leavers' Bursary.

The legal basis for processing this personal data is that it is necessary for the performance of services and/or consent.

Your personal data will not be shared or disclosed to any third parties external to the University of Warwick.

Your personal data will not be transferred outside of the EEA, will be kept securely by the University of Warwick and will be retained for as long as the 2020-21 academic year plus six years.

The University of Warwick is the Data Controller of this information and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with Data Protection Legislation. Please visit the University’s Data Protection webpages for further information in relation to your rights and how the University processes your personal data. The University has a Data Protection Officer who can be contacted by emailing Any requests or complaints should be made in writing to the University's Data Protection Officer.

For help and support, visit the StandAlone website or view the Standalone Student Finance Guide (PDF Document)

The Warwick Foyer and Care Leavers’ Bursary will be paid in addition to any other funding you are entitled to receive through the Warwick Undergraduate scholarships and Bursaries programme and you may also be eligible to apply to the Warwick Hardship Fund once you are in attendance on your course. The Warwick Hardship Fund is a hardship fund intended to help students in financial difficulty with day-to-day expenses and course related costs, such as accommodation, transport, books and utilities. Further information about the Warwick Hardship Fund can be found on our website: