Universities that provide grants for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Students

Find out about Universities that provide grants, bursaries and advice for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Students.


Kings’ College London:

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller students, fully inclusive of Showmen and Boater communities, are priority groups for King’s College London Widening Participation Department. This means King’s College gives priority places on their programmes and extra support for students that join. Find out more here:

Goldsmiths, University of London:

The Equity Awards at Goldsmiths, give direct financial, academic and network support to students who face additional barriers to success in their studies. Find out more here:

Solent University:

Solent University is committed to the Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showman and Boater Communities into Higher Education Pledge. The University has introduced this bursary to provide additional financial and pastoral support to Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showman and Boater students. Find out more here:
Grants, bursaries and scholarships | Students (solent.ac.uk)

Buckinghamshire New University:

Buckinghamshire New University offers a bursary for students from the Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showman and Boater communities. In addition to the bursary there will be an available room for you in their accommodation all year round, assistance with your university application and a mentor from arrival, to graduation. Find out more here:
Undergraduate financial support | Buckinghamshire New University (bucks.ac.uk)

University of Sunderland:

As a Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showman or Boater (GTRSB) student, you may be eligible for the University of Sunderland Bursary of £3,000. Find out more here:

Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showman and Boater students are Priority 1 for the University of Sunderland Bursary. This means they can be considered for the highest level of financial support which is £3,000. More information on this bursary, and details guidance notes, can be found here:

More advice available here:

Winchester University:

The University recognises the unique individual experiences of Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showman and Boater students and how these may inhibit access and participation in Higher Education. The University of Winchester has introduced this bursary to provide additional financial and pastoral support to Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showman and Boater students. More information can be found here:

University of Plymouth:

Plymouth University offers financial support in the form of an access bursary (The Mayflower Award) to undergraduate students from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

More information: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees/scholarships-bursaries-and-funding/bursaries

Students may also be able to access other grants, e.g grants for girls studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics.


See also the The Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showmen and Boaters’ Pledge for Schools which universities including University of Sussex and University of Essex have signed. The pledge ensures:


• data monitoring of GTRSB pupils and staff numbers;
• building a supportive and welcoming culture for GTRSB pupils;
• outreach & engagement to local GTRSB communities and
• inclusion, celebration and commemoration of GTRSB cultures
and communities.

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