Please note that this information relates to students who started their course in 2011 or earlier.
For students who started their studies in 2012 or later, please see visit our new Access to Bristol Scheme page.
The Access to Bristol scheme is an initiative that provides local students with an opportunity to experience life at the University of Bristol, gaining access to its academic expertise and facilities. The scheme is designed as a curriculum enrichment opportunity for students studying A-levels or equivalents and is open to all students in the first or second year of A-level study.
Priority is given to students in the following categories:
Students who have participated in our Access to Bristol scheme are eligible for our enhanced financial support package. Students can choose whether to use the Bursary to offset their tuition fees or have the award paid as a cash bursary directly to them.
You will be contacted by the Student Funding Office just prior to the start of each academic year, to determine how you will wish to use your bursary. Provided that there have been no changes to your circumstances or to your course, you will be given two options:
Use your bursary to full offset your tuition fee liability for the academic year ahead.
Your Access to Bristol bursary paid directly to you to assist with living costs and course related expenditure.
If you choose option two for the first time, having used the bursary to offset your tuition fees in any previous academic year, then you will be subsequently contacted to request your bank details to enable payment of the Access to Bristol bursary to be paid directly into your bank account. If you are in receipt of a University of Bristol bursary, and have already submitted bank details, you will not be asked for these details again. Please ensure your bank details are up to date, otherwise the payment will fail and your funding will be delayed.
If there has been a change in your circumstances (eg suspension of studies) or you have changed your course, then your entitlement to the Access to Bristol bursary may be affected. All students are advised to read our full terms and conditions. If you have any queries regarding your Access to Bristol bursary renewal, please contact email@example.com, Student Funding Officer.