About University of Bath
The principles that direct us in our research, teaching and partnerships.
Our vision is to be identified as an international centre of research and teaching excellence, obtaining global impact through our alumni, research and strategic partnerships.
The economic impact of the university
An independent examination of the economic contribution the university makes to the UK and the local community. In autumn 2015 we authorised independent organisation oxford economics to investigate the economic contribution the University makes to Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES).
The impact we have on the economy
The findings show the university makes a remarkable economic impact as both the local and national level. In B&NES alone, the University donated £294 million to the local economy during 2014/15, representative 6,2% of the total economic output of the region. During the same period, the worth of each additional student to the area was £9 560 further supporting economic development. The contribution to UK GDP was estimated to be approximately £352.2 million.
What we do for our community
The report also recognises the economic benefits of our research, the activities we offer for local schools and colleges and how we assist start-up businesses to grow and raise funds through investment.
We provide employment to the community
The report evaluated that in 2014/15 nearly 5 850 jobs in B&NES were supported by the University, our students and our visitors. Our university employed 3031 people in 2014/15 in many different fields, paying salaries above the national average, making it the second greatest employer in the area after the Royal United Hospital. The report highlights the track record of offering secure jobs for local employees. One in every 17 jobs in the district was in some way contingent on us.
University of Bath Services
You could be considered for a bursary to help you with your studies at Bath. This is in addition to your student loan and you do not have to pay back.
We provide bursaries to UK students from low-income families. A bursary is a sum of money to help with your course-related costs. You may qualify for a Bath bursary or a bursary to study a master’s in architecture.
Gold scholarships programme
Our Gold Scholarships programme provides bursaries to help towards your course-related cost of £5 000 per year to study (excluding paid placements) to up to 50 students from low-income families. It also offers students opportunities for growth and new experiences including:
- 5O hours of raising funds or surpass.
- alumni mentoring
- personal growth, networking and skills training sessions.
- help with placements and internships
- ministerial support networks.
We also offer scholarships
You may be able to apply for one or more of the scholarships we provide. Our scholarships differ in value and may be worth up to £5000 for each of your studies to help towards your course-related cost.
You should be considered for different scholarships based on your area of study. Find out more on scholarships from:
- the faculty of engineering & design
- the faculty of humanities & social sciences
- the faculty of science
- the school of management
University of Bath Product Details
- Loan Type Student loans
Summary of Services
- No hidden or extra charges
- No payments are required while still studying
We have many ways to support you
If you have Home or EU fee you can apply for a student loan from the UK government to take care of your tuition fees, you may also be eligible to apply for a separate Maintenance Loan to take care of your living costs while studying.
Tuition fee loans
If you are only beginning your first undergraduate course and have Home or EU- fee status, you can apply for a Tuition fee loan from the UK government. The loan covers your tuition fees in full, so you won’t pay any tuition costs up front.
If you are a full-time UK Student, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan to assist with living costs throughout your course. You can apply for this in addition to your Tuition fee and the amount you get is based on your household income. If you are a returning student, you will get the only once you have registered for the year.
If you are an EU student, you may qualify to get a loan to help with living costs. To be eligible, you have to have lived in the UK for more than five years before the first academic year. Find out how to apply from the UK government’s website.
Suspending or ‘dropping out' from your studies
The University gets paid the loan in three instalments. These are based on set attendance points during the academic year. The University will only receive a portion of tuition fees if you are attending on the relevant. If ‘drop-out’ from your course before the end of the first week of your course, we will not charge you any tuition fees.
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