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CLES Bursary

Queen Mary University of London has a long standing tradition of supporting students who have been assessed by Student Finance as a Care Leaver or Estranged. We are pleased to offer the QMUL CLES Bursary of £1500 to support students with their costs over the summer vacation. 

Am I eligible? 

You are eligible for the CLES Bursary if you are:

  • Assessed by Student Finance as being a Care Leaver or Estranged and eligible for maintenance funding
  • Enrolled for the 2021/22 academic year and continuing on the same course of study in the 2022/23 academic year
  • Under 25 on 1st September 2021

How do I apply?

  • Care Leavers
    • If you have been assessed as a Care Leaver by Student Finance you will have been emailed by the Bursaries Office at QMUL to confirm your award and this will be paid directly into the account you have with Student Finance. If you believe you qualify for this award and have not received and email from us then please contact us.
  • Estranged students  
    • If you have been assessed by Student Finance as Estranged we will need to see the letter or email they have provided to you to confirm this assessment. You will need to complete a FAF application on MySIS and upload your documentation in order for us to assess and pay the award to you. 
  • Log in to your MySIS portal and go to the Scholarships and Bursaries page (click More Options... if not visible)
  • Click on ‘Apply for Scholarship or Bursary’
  • Select ‘Financial Assistance Fund’ from the funding type dropdown and complete the online application screens
    • In the personal statement write that you are applying for the Estranged Student Bursary
    • Complete your bank details
    • Upload your SFE letter confirming estrangement
    • Make sure you click the ‘Submit’ button on the final screen

When to apply?

Please ensure that you have submitted your application to us by the closing date of 15th July 2022

If you have not been assessed as a Care Leaver or Estranged for the 2021/22 academic year but are living independently and need financial support for the summer vacation you can apply Financial Assistance Fund for an exceptional award.  

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