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 from 1st January 2023

We are currently closed – our next application window opens on 1st January 2023.

In the meantime download the previous Information and Guidance document below to find out more about how our scheme works. In here you’ll find:

+ Evidence you would need to provide to apply for the scholarship

+ How and when scholarships were awarded in the last cycle

+ 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 your situation. They are a great source of help. 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.  

Unite Foundation Scholarship: Information & Guidance

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

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Where you can study

Aberdeen
Robert Gordon University

Bath
Bath Spa University

Birmingham
Aston University

Bournemouth
Bournemouth University

Bristol
University of the West of England (UWE)
University of Bristol

Edinburgh
Edinburgh Napier University
University of Edinburgh

Glasgow
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow Caledonian University

Leeds
Leeds Beckett University

Leicester
De Montfort University

Liverpool
Liverpool John Moores University

London
Kingston University
Brunel University London
Queen Mary University of London
University of Westminster
King’s College London
London Metropolitan University
University College London (UCL)

Manchester
University of Salford
Manchester Metropolitan University

Portsmouth
University of Portsmouth

Reading
University of Reading

Sheffield
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. The This Is Us student-led community on Mighty Networks is a dedicated and safe online space for estranged and care-experienced students at University to connect, share info, arrange meet-ups and more! It’s free, national and open to all ages & years of study. Join us at https://thisisusatuni.mn.co

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