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St George’s is committed to providing the opportunity of higher education to all students who can benefit from it, regardless of circumstance and background. We also want to ensure that students from underrepresented groups are able to attend on-site events at St George’s in order to make informed choices about their future.  We are proud to offer a travel bursary to support such students to attend key events at St George’s.

The travel bursary is available to cover reasonable costs on public transport or reimbursement of petrol costs. Please note, travel by taxis is not included in the travel bursary.

Click on each of the sections below to find out if you are eligible for the bursary and how to apply.

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Details and eligibility criteria

The travel bursary can be used to cover travel for:

  • open days
  • interviews
  • applicant events
  • widening participation activities
  • offer holder events.

You are eligible to apply for the travel bursary if you meet the contextual admissions criteria stipulated for your prospective year of entry 

Please note: We are currently only able to offer the travel bursary to students considering study on undergraduate courses at St George’s.

When and how to claim

The process for which to claim a travel bursary is as follows:

  1. Book onto the St George’s event/interview.

  2. Submit a travel bursary application via this application form.

  3. Wait to hear the outcome the travel bursary application. Reimbursement is not guaranteed until the application has been approved.

  4. Book required travel tickets/plan the journey in advance of event/interview.

  5. Complete the travel bursary claim form which will be emailed with the travel bursary applicational approval, and submit it to

Travel bursaries will be processed after the event/interview in question; reimbursements may take up to 3 weeks to be received by the bank. In the event that you are unable to purchase tickets upfront, you can contact the Widening Participation team who may be able to purchase these on your behalf. 

Frequently asked questions

We've compiled the following list of frequently asked questions  to help answer questions you may have about the travel bursary.

Click each question to reveal the answer.

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What types of travel can I claim for?

Any type of public transport, standard class travel only.

If you’re travelling by car, petrol costs can also be reimbursed. 

 Please note, travel by taxis is not included in the travel bursary.

How do I claim petrol costs?

We can pay 40p per mile, calculated from your place of residence to St George’s and back using Google Maps.

You don’t need to provide petrol costs or receipts.

The maximum amount you can claim for is £200.

What proof do I need to claim public transport costs?

Electronic receipts/booking confirmation emails detailing your journey booking and payment confirmation.

The cost of your travel tickets and details of the journey must be clearly indicated.

Bank or credit card statements are not acceptable forms of proof.

How long will it take to receive a decision on my application?

We will aim to get back to you within 5 working days with the outcome of your application.

Can my parent/guardian accompany me to the event and will their travel also be paid?

In the first instance only the attendee’s travel will be paid.

However, if you need care or assistance to get to or at the event, or in other exceptional circumstances, we may be able to cover the travel costs of an additional attendee.

If this applies to you please contact us at

Can funds only be paid as a reimbursement, after I've paid for my travel tickets in the first place?

In most instances, yes.

However, if it will be difficult for you to purchase tickets upfront please contact us at as we may be able to purchase them in advance for you. 

Do I need to make my claim within a certain timeframe?

Yes, your travel claim must be submitted within 3 months of purchase – as we will not usually process your claim until after the event, please ensure that you do not book your travel more than 3 months in advance of the event.

Find out more

If you do not meet any of the criteria listed but require assistance with travel costs to a St George’s open day/interview/applicant or offer holder day, please get in touch by emailing

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