Enrolment Management Services

Students leaving care

The University has a range of support in place for students from a care background.

We offer dedicated support in making an application to the University and while you are studying here.

Support you can get:

  • a one-off £600 cash bursary towards the costs of starting life at university
  • guaranteed access to University accommodation for the duration of your course, including the summer vacation (subject to you remaining in good financial standing with the University)
  • support for travel to University interviews may be available
  • help with graduation costs


If you are currently in care or a care leaver thinking about studying at the University, and would like any information or support, please contact us.

Sorted and Supported

All the information you need regarding financial support and young people's rights under the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2002.

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Enrolment Management Services, Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 768896

Last Updated: 09/11/2017