Travel bursary

You could receive up to £200 per academic year to travel to the following employment related activities:

  • Job interviews
  • Internship interviews
  • Placement interviews
  • Further study interviews
  • Assessment centres
  • Employer events, such as fairs or open days

Can I apply?

The scheme is open to all UK DMU students who are currently enrolled on an undergraduate degree or HND programme – either full or part-time – and have an income threshold of up to £40,000 per year as determined by Student Finance England.

How do I claim?

You will need to claim your bursary retrospectively, once you have attended the employability event.
This will require you to:

  • Complete the online claim form
  • Gather relevant travel receipts (photos can be accepted)
  • Gather evidence to demonstrate attendance, e.g. an interview invite letter from an employer, registration form for a careers fair or placement offer letter from an employer (photos can be accepted)
  • Email your evidence to Hope Somerville at

Any conditions?

Before you apply, please read the terms and conditions to ensure you are eligible and understand the conditions by which this bursary operates.

  • You must claim your travel bursary in the same academic year as the employability event took place. Late claims cannot be forwarded to the next academic year.
  • There is a limited amount of money available, so the bursary will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the annual fund is exhausted, no additional funds will be available until the start of a new academic year.
  • All submitted claims will be assessed within 21 working days of receipt and will be paid directly by BACS into your bank account, within 14 working days from assessment.