Bursary Application

The 2020 UCAT Bursary Scheme is open from 1 July and will close at 4pm on 1 October.  Applications outside these dates are not accepted.

You only need to supply one piece of evidence from one of the bursary criteria you meet.

Please do not upload evidence files in a .HEIC format or with these characters in the name ( & % : ) as we cannot open them.  Please re-save them in a different format or different name before uploading.

Your details

Address

Identify the basis of your bursary entitlement

I receive a 16 to 19 Bursary or Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) or Learner Support (FE 19+).

Please provide your official award letter for academic year 2019/20 or 2020/21.

I receive Free School Meals.

Please provide a recent letter from your school/college confirming you receive free school meals (local authority funded only).

I live with a family member in receipt of Working or Child Tax Credit.

Please provide a Tax Credits award letter from 2019/20 or 2020/21. You must be named on the award and the household income used to calculate the tax credits should be less than £35k. Please ensure you provide both the pages that show this or your application will be rejected.

I receive a full-rate Maintenance Grant or Maintenance Loan* (means-tested) from Student Finance England (or equivalent for Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)

Please provide your Student Finance or SAAS award letter for academic year 2019/20 or 2020/21. Please ensure you include the pages that show the means tested grant/bursary element. *If your course started after August 2016, we will accept evidence of a full-rate (means-tested) Maintenance Loan from Student Finance England.

I receive Income Support, Job Seeker's Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance.

Please provide an award letter from a UK Jobcentre Plus, dated 2020.

I receive Universal Credit.

Please provide a recent statement from 2020. We must be able to see your name and address, the date, and the take-home pay (less than 35k) for the period.

I live with a parent/guardian in receipt of Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Income-based Employment and Support Allowance.

Please provide an award letter (all pages) from a UK Jobcentre Plus, dated 2020.

I live with a parent/guardian in receipt of Universal Credit.

Please provide a recent statement from 2020. We must be able to see the name of the claimant and address, the date, and the take-home pay (less than 35k) for the period.

I receive or live with a parent/guardian in receipt of an equivalent means-tested benefit from another EU state.

Please provide an award letter from a relevant government agency plus a translation into English, both dated 2020.

I receive or live with a parent/guardian in receipt of Asylum Support.

Please provide an official award letter, dated 2020.

Evidence of Bursary entitlement

Upload scans or clear photographs of your evidence in the following file formats: PDF, Word, JPEG and PNG

Drop files here

Terms and Conditions

By submitting an application and providing supporting evidence you consent to this data being used for the administration of the UCAT bursary scheme. Where you have provided evidence that includes the data of any third party you confirm that you have obtained their consent. This data will be retained until the end of the calendar year for reporting and accounting purposes.

When UCAT results are delivered to our Consortium Universities we also indicate whether a candidate has been in receipt of a bursary. This will not disadvantage your application in any way and they may use this information to help identify candidates from backgrounds under-represented at University.

A bursary covers the cost of one sitting of the UCAT in a UK or EU test centre and a voucher number will be sent to you using the email address in your application. If you do not provide documentary evidence by the deadline you will have to pay the full test fee to sit the UCAT. You will not be entitled to receive a second bursary if you miss your scheduled test for any reason.

Please tick here to confirm you have accepted these terms and conditions.

I understand that UCAT reserves the right to request repayment of the full test fee from any candidate who fails to attend a test paid for with a bursary voucher.
*Please tick here to confirm you understand.