Bangor University is awarding £1,000 bursaries to student carers.
It launched its Student Carer Policy on Thursday to coincide with Carers’ Rights Day.
It said over four years it had also created a student carers’ booklet, launched an Instagram page for student carers to share experiences and introduced an annual residential school to give carers a taste of student life.
The award is not available to students bringing up children.
Third year psychology student and carer Jan Lloyd-Nicholson from Criccieth, Gwynedd, said the money was a huge help.