home at uni.
So you can focus on your university experience and plan your future.
Tell me more
Having somewhere of your own to call home matters. With the Unite Foundation scholarship, you’ll have accommodation and bills covered for up to 3 years of study. That includes all through the holidays too, so you don’t have to wonder where to go during Christmas or summer. You can even stay the summer after you graduate to plan your next move. The Unite Foundation team will help you settle in, keep in touch and offer opportunities for employment and enjoyment. So far, over 600 estranged and care experienced young people have gone to university on the Unite Foundation scholarship, are you next?
Who can apply
Applications are now closed for 2023/24 but open again on 1st January 2024.
You can apply for the scholarship if you’re:
- 25 or under
- A statutory care leaver, care experienced (Scotland), or estranged from your family
- Starting or studying your first undergraduate degree
- Eligible for UK home fee status
- Applying to one of the Unite Foundation’s partner universities (see ‘Where you can study’)
Where you can study
Robert Gordon University
Bath Spa University
University of the West of England (UWE)
University of Bristol
Edinburgh Napier University
University of Edinburgh
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow Caledonian University
Leeds Beckett University
De Montfort University
Liverpool John Moores University
Brunel University London
Queen Mary University of London
University of Westminster
King’s College London
London Metropolitan University
University College London (UCL)
University of Salford
Manchester Metropolitan University
University of Portsmouth
Sheffield Hallam University
University of Sheffield
We come from all over the UK and many of us will be studying in the same cities, universities or living in the same student accommodation. Students on the scholarship run the This is Us social media accounts (see the links at the top of this page) and keep this website up to date too, through paid work placements. If this sounds like your thing, get involved, it’s a great opportunity to stretch your network and boost your CV.
Lots of us are also members of the community for ALL estranged and care experienced students across the UK. This is a community for any student who identifies as estranged or care experienced, you don’t have to be on the Unite Foundation scholarship or ‘tick the box’ on your UCAS form.
You can find out all about it and join the community online at thisisusatuni.mn.co, it’s safe, sociable and is a great place to make connections, share info, arrange meet ups and more!
We’re all united by our flag – co-designed by estranged and care experienced students – the colours represent our whole diverse and dynamic community and are flanked by the symbol of equality.