Commuter Bursary

Our commuter bursaries support students from low-income households who face challenging travel costs to attend university.

The bursaries are worth 50% of your monthly commuting cost between home and university up to £1,000 per academic year.

We expect these costs will mostly arise from public transport.

However, we can consider supporting petrol costs if you can demonstrate why travel by car is necessary (e.g. you live in a rural area with limited public transport).

We also support cycling and will support an application for a bicycle and safety equipment.

The commuter bursary is funded by our Hardship Fund and there are a capped number of awards. We offer these on a first-come, first-served basis.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for a commuter bursary, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • You are a fully registered paying the home tuition fee rate.
  • You are studying at one of our campuses (Greenwich / Avery Hill / Medway).
  • You can demonstrate or show evidence of regular commuting costs.
  • Your household income is below £25,000.
  • If you are studying an undergraduate course, you will receive the full maintenance loan from Student Finance England.
  • If you are studying a postgraduate course, you will receive a postgraduate loan and you have a clear plan for paying your course costs.

You must also consent to share information with the University to verify your entitlement to a commuter bursary.

How to apply

Applications for 2023/24 are available via the Greenwich Hardship Fund.

Applicants must provide supporting evidence relative to their circumstances as per the student checklist, not only travel documentation.


See our general terms and conditions.

If you would like further details about this bursary, please contact us.

We offer more scholarships and bursaries. See a full list.