Scholarship for care Leavers and estranged students

Aston care leavers scholarship

Aston University work in partnership with the Unite Foundation to offer university accommodation scholarships to young people whom have been in care or are estranged from their families. The scholarship gives you a free student bedroom in a purpose built Unite Students building for 3 years of your university life. No rent, no bills; 365 days a year for up to 3 years of eligible study.

The window to submit your scholarship application for 2018/19 opens on 1 January 2018 but you can start filling out the form and collecting your evidence now to give yourself plenty of time. If wishing to apply for this scholarship at Aston University, completed application forms must be sent via email to by 5pm Friday 27 April 2018.

To apply for the Unite Foundation Scholarship Scheme you need to meet and evidence the following eligibility criteria:


  • Aged 25 or under on 1 September 2018 
  • UK home fee status student ie not an international student
  • Studying at, or holding a first choice offer from, one of the 28 Unite Foundation Universities
  • Undertaking first and only course of undergraduate study 
  • In receipt of, or applying for, student finance 
  • Care leaver OR not supported by family (estranged) 


More information about this scholarship can be found here