Graduation Gown Bursary

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Graduation Gown Bursary

In collaboration with our gowns’ supplier, Ede & Ravenscroft, we are delighted to offer funding to cover the cost of gown hire for approximately 200 students per year.

Who should apply?

  • Prospective graduands who find the cost of hiring a gown is a barrier to attending their graduation ceremony.
  • Priority will be given to students who have previously received financial support from the University.

What is it?

  • The Graduation Gown Bursary is a payment to cover the cost of gown hire, which ranges from £45 to £58 per student.
  • This bursary is funded through the generosity of our graduation gown supplier, Ede & Ravenscroft.

How do I apply?

Please read the terms and conditions before applying using the online form.

Terms and conditions

Please refer to the terms and conditions of the bursary before applying.

When should I apply?

There will be no bursaries for the July 2020 graduation ceremonies. Please read our FAQs page for further details.

Please check back here for information about the Graduation Gown Bursary scheme for 2020/21


The University of Bristol recognises that attending a graduation ceremony is an important aspect of many students’ educational journey. We are keen to ensure that cost is not a barrier to attendance for graduands who are facing financial difficulties.