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16 To 19 Bursary Fund

You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs. A bursary is money that you, or your education or training provider, can use to pay for things like:

  • clothing, books and other equipment for your course
  • transport and lunch on days you study or train 

Vulnerable student bursary

You could get up to £1,200 if at least one of the following applies:

  • you’re in or recently left local authority care
  • you get Income Support or Universal Credit in your name
  • you’re disabled and get both Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and either Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in your name 

Discretionary bursary

Education and training providers set their own criteria for discretionary bursaries, eg they might look at family income. Ask student services about their criteria and any evidence you’ll need. 

Who to contact

16-19 Bursary Fund

Who is it for?

From 16 years to 19 years
Eligibility Details

You must be:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year you want a bursary for
  • studying at school or college, or on an unpaid training course

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

Apply to your school, college or training provider. Ask student services or your tutor to explain what you need to do.

Last updated date:
25 August 2017


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