Care Leavers

At Greenwich, we want to support all care experienced students, no matter how long you have been in care for. We recognise the additional difficulties face, which is why the University offers support from application stage to graduation. The University has created a leaflet that provides information on guidance and support.  


Applying to Greenwich 


The University offer consideration to applications from care leavers, support for choosing the right course and help in attending events and visits to the campus. Find out more here or by emailing


Whilst Studying 


The University has student ambassadors known as a ‘Greenwich Friend’ who can offer support and guidance, including transitioning into the University. The University also has designated staff to provide support and guidance, such as a care leaver coordinator. Contact here 




University Bursaries

The University offer bursaries including: 


Care Leaver bursary: offering care leavers a bursary of £1500 a year for up to four years.  

The Greenwich Bursary- offering £700 to new undergraduate students.  


Find out more information about the bursaries and eligibility criteria here.  


Student Finance England


You may be entitled to receive government funding through Student Finance England, including loans, grants and bursaries.  

Please note: this is for home students only.  


External Support 


NNECL- The national network for the education of care leavers  




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