You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19 and studying at a publicly funded school or college in England – not a university. After meeting the eligibility criteria, in order to receive payments from the Bursary Fund, students must meet set criteria on attendance and punctuality, standard of work and behaviour.
Payment of bursaries
Payment will be made electronically into eligible students’ own bank accounts.
What a bursary is for
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
There are two types of 16 to 19 bursary:
- a bursary for students in vulnerable groups
- a discretionary bursary
Bursary for students in vulnerable groups
You may be able to get a bursary if at least one of the following applies:
- you’re in or you recently left local authority care
- you get Income Support or Universal Credit because you’re financially supporting yourself
- you get Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in your name and either Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit
- you get Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in your name and either ESA or Universal Credit
- The amount you may get depends on the costs you have and what you need for your course. This might include money for books, equipment or travel costs to school or college.
Please read our bursary policy to see if you meet our criteria for discretionary bursaries. We will look at your individual circumstances and you will need to provide evidence of your family income.
Student may apply using their Applicaa username and password.
Please see a member of the Sixth Form team if you require further assistance.