Sir Bernard Schreier Foundation Year bursaries

A generous donation has funded six new bursaries for Foundation Year students at Birkbeck, each worth £3000. Care leavers and carers are particularly encouraged to apply, as well as people who identify as disabled.

You will be eligible to apply for this bursary if you:

  • are enrolling onto the first year of a foundation year programme
  • are a home or EU student
  • are at least one of: a carer, a care leaver or a person who identifies as disabled
  • have sufficient financial provision to meet the remaining costs associated with fees and other course costs
  • have an income of less than £25,000 per year.

How to apply

Applications can be made using the Foundation Year bursary form.

All applicants must provide a supporting statement, explaining why they want to study and how they fit the above criteria as well as demonstrating sufficient financial provision for remaining costs.


The deadline to apply is 31 August 2017.