A hassle-free
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 reading weeks or over 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 plenty of opportunities for employment and enjoyment. So far, over 500 estranged and care experienced young people have gone to university on the Unite Foundation scholarship, are you next?

Who can apply

You can apply for the scholarship if you’re:

  1. 25 or under
  2. A statutory care leaver or estranged from your family
  3. Starting or studying your first undergraduate degree
  4. Eligible for UK home fee status
  5. Applying to one of the Unite Foundation’s partner universities (see ‘Where you can study’)

Apply here

You can now apply to join the Unite Foundation scholarship in September 2022.

Before you apply, download our Information and Guidance document below and have a good read through. In here you’ll find:

+ Application timetable: the deadline for applications and other key dates you’ll need to be aware of

+ Evidence you need to provide to apply for the scholarship

+ How and when scholarships are awarded

+ The benefits of the scholarship scheme

+ Responsibilities of students if awarded a scholarship

Make sure you get in touch with your university of choice and speak to your dedicated contact there to let them know you’re applying. They are a great source of help – and when you have applied, they’ll be working through everyone’s applications to check eligibility.

If you don’t know who your dedicated university contact is, get in touch with us at info@unitefoundation.org.uk and we’ll put you in touch.  

Once you’re clued up on all you need to know, click here to complete our online application form.

Unite Foundation Scholarship: Information & Guidance

Download our Information and Guidance document for everything you need to know about applying for the scholarship.


Where you can study

Robert Gordon University

Bath Spa University

Aston University

Bournemouth 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

Kingston 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

University of Reading

Sheffield Hallam University
University of Sheffield

Our community

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. When you join uni with Unite Foundation, you’ll also be able to join our social network. This makes meeting up with other scholars easy. You can also get involved in social media, marketing and other events to stretch your network and boost your CV.

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