Summary of Scholarships and Bursaries

The University, in collaboration with partners, is pleased to offer the following funding opportunities to eligible students.


The University of Portsmouth, in partnership with the Unite Foundation, can offer a small number of accommodation scholarships to care leavers and young people who are estranged from their parents. Students can apply for a UNITE scholarship once they have confirmed the University of Portsmouth as their first choice institution on their UCAS application. These scholarships are offered in addition to the Care Leavers' and Standalone bursaries. However numbers are limited, so not all students who apply will be eligible for an award.

The scholarships comprise of a free place in halls of residence (selected UNITE halls only) for three years of study. Please note, this does not cover foundation, repeat or placement years.


You must be a full-time undergraduate student from the UK with a household income of below £25,000 as well as the following:

  • A Care Leaver or irreconcilably estranged from your parents
  • Under 25 when you start your course
  • Starting your first (and only) course of undergraduate study

To apply for this scholarship please complete the form below and return it to the Student Finance Centre by Friday 8th June 2018.

For more information please contact the Student Finance Team on 023 9284 3014 or email


The University, in conjunction with the Greenwich Hospital Charity, offer three bursaries per year.

Awards comprise of a cash bursary of £3,000 per full academic year for living costs.


To be eligible, you must be a full-time undergraduate student from the UK and meet the following criteria:

  • A child of serving or retired Royal Navy or Royal Marine personnel or;
  • A retired member of Naval Service personnel who is not sponsored by the MOD and;
  • Have a household income below £25,000

To apply, complete the Greenwich Hospital Bursary Application Form and return along with supporting evidence to the Student Finance Centre by 22 November 2018.


The following funding sources are external to the University, but may still be of interest.

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust offers financial support for grocers, chemists, commercial travellers and their families. There are a number of awards of up to £3,000 a year available to undergraduate and postgraduate students.


To be eligible, you must have a spouse or parents who have been employed as commercial travellers, chemists or grocers for at least five years.

Find out more about the Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

Rapid Formations - Entrepreneur Scholarship Programme

There are 20 scholarships of £500 available every year to candidates who can clearly demonstrate academic excellence and/or entrepreneurial potential.

This programme is available to all international and domestic students.

Find out more about the Rapid Formations Scholarship

European Funding Guide

In partnership with Idealo, the European Funding Guide offer 10 scholarships per year to students who aspire to achieve extraordinary things.

The European Funding Guide hosts a searchable database of scholarship opportunities for home, EU and International Students.