Study Life Award 2020

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, photocopying and is worth up to £800 per year for the duration of your course*  


​Award Package      

The award is centred around a generous catering allowance and is further tailored to accommodate your preference for help with travel, accommodation and/or a print/copy allowance.


Undergraduate students who will be starting at Cardiff Metropolitan University in September 2020, have a household income of £30,000 or less and are in a low-participation neighbourhood (LPN), will be considered for the award.

You can check if you live in an LPN by using Cardiff Met's Criteria Checker which asks you to enter both your age and postcode. 

Care Leavers and Estranged students will be automatically offered the Study Life Award irrespective of their LPN and financial status.

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 2020.

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 2020.

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.

Offers of award will be issued at the earliest possible opportunity and by 31st October 2020 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 the award will be provided 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 for the Study Life award. If you are currently studying at Cardiff Met and are experiencing financial difficulties, you can contact our Student Finance team for advice on

Contact us

For any enquiries related to Study Life eligibility you can contact us on

If you have been awarded the Study Life Award and you have any queries about your benefits, contact

All correspondence regarding the award will be made by email, using the contact details provided in your application. For general queries try our FAQ page.

*Terms and conditions apply