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Care Leavers

Ulster University encourages and welcomes applications from students who have experienced care and will advise young people who have been looked after by their Local Authority in foster or residential care.

If you are leaving care or have previously spent time in care for three months or more and are thinking of applying to the University, there is a range of services and provision that the University can offer you.

For example, we may be able to provide financial support, year-round accommodation and or advice and guidance from our dedicated advisor.

Those full-time undergraduate students who meet the criterion are eligible for £1000 Care Leavers Bursary per year whilst studying at Ulster.

In 2017/18 Ulster University supported 100+ students who have experienced care in one of the following ways:

  • Annual bursary payments while studying full time at the University
  • Summer residential for young people aged 14-17 yrs.
  • Fostering Aspirations - a successful program in partnership with Fostering Network NI (now in its 10th year).

If you would like further information please contact us through FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk requesting an email or phone number for the Community Outreach Officer.

All enquiries are treated confidentially.

We look forward to hearing from you.