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

The bursaries are worth 50% of your monthly commuting cost on public transport between home and university up to £500 per academic year.

We can also 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).

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 student at the University of Greenwich starting in 2019/2020
  • You are studying at one of our campuses (Greenwich / Avery Hill / Medway)
  • You live at least 5 miles from the main campus where your course is taught
  • 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 consent to share information with the University to verify your entitlement to the award.

How to apply

You apply to our Greenwich Hardship Fund, which opens on 21 October until the spring of 2020.


If you would like further details about this bursary, including full terms and conditions, please contact us:

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