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 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 700 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:

  1. 25 or under
  2. A statutory care leaver, care experienced (Scotland), 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’)

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

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. Students on the scholarship run the This is Us social media accounts (see the links at the top of this page), keep this website up to date and get involved in campaigns, through paid work placements. If this sounds like your thing, get in touch with Beki, it’s a great opportunity to stretch your network and boost your CV.

You can also join in with All of Us, 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. Find out more at AllofUs.uk, there may be events or meet ups near you and you can join the community online – 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.

You can download and print your own flag here.