The Study Life Award is designed to help with the day-to-day costs of studying at Cardiff Metropolitan University. The package provides financial help towards accommodation, travel, food, books, photocopying and is worth over £1,000 per year for the duration of your course*.
The award is tailored to accommodate if you choose to live at home or within rented accommodation.
1. Study Package (for those living at home), includes:
- A voucher to help with book purchases (£150)
2. Living Package includes:
A contribution to accommodation costs for those living in halls/rented accommodation (£500 towards your rent in January, Term 2)
A catering package for each day of study (An allowance of £20 per week during term)
A print and copying budget (£50 for the year)
Undergraduate students who will be starting at Cardiff Metropolitan University in September 2019, have a household income of £30,000 or less and are in a low-participation category, will be considered for the award.
You can check if you live in a low-participation category by using Cardiff Met's Criteria Checker which asks you to enter both your age and postcode.
To be considered, you must be applying to the university through UCAS as a new Cardiff Metropolitan University student entering a full-time undergraduate course at year one or foundation level
starting in 2019.
To allow us to verify your household income, you must be registered with Student Finance as a ‘Means-Tested’ applicant. In addition, you and your financial sponsor(s) (e.g. your parent(s), guardian etc.) must give ‘Consent to Share’ household income/financial details as part of the Student Finance application. If the above criteria are not met, you will not be considered for the award.
Cardiff Metropolitan University must be your Firm Choice University on your UCAS application by June 30th 2019 (students who apply for a course during clearing i.e. after 30th June, may also be considered).
Limited numbers of this award are available and priority will be given to those on the lowest household incomes. In the event that two or more students being considered for the award have identical financial circumstances, priority will be determined by an analysis of applicants' tariff data by the scholarship team. Tariff points are taken from grades at A-Level and equivalent qualifications excluding the Welsh Baccalaureate, AS-Level and the Extended project qualifications. In addition, the date of course acceptance and/or the date of application may be used to prioritise allocation.
Terms & Conditions
Please see the Terms and Conditions for full eligibility criteria. It is important that you read these criteria fully to understand your rights and responsibilities with regard to the Study Life Award.
Confirmations of award will be issued from the beginning of August 2019 and complete by the end of the first term of attendance, at the latest. Award correspondence will be sent to the applicant email address registered with Cardiff Metropolitan University.
How to apply
No specific application is required. As a new student attending Cardiff Metropolitan University, you will be assessed automatically for eligibility.
If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for the award, contact us on
Final confirmation of receipt of award will be confirmed once the terms and conditions are met. Please note, payment and provision of the individual award elements can only be activated once you have successfully enrolled onto your full-time degree course.
Current students are not eligible to apply. If you are currently studying at Cardiff Met and are experiencing financial difficulties, you can contact our Student Finance team for advice on
Please email any enquiries relating to the Study Life Award to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All correspondence regarding the award will be made by email, using the contact details provided in your application. For general queries try our
*Terms and conditions apply