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16 – 19 Bursary

Bursaries and grants for college students, apprentices, trainees and for young people doing A Levels and vocational training
What is the 16 – 19 bursary?

This scheme is available in England to help students between the ages of 16 and 19 to pay for their further education studies or training. The maximum amount is available for students from certain vulnerable groups. Other students may be able to receive smaller amounts, at the discretion of their college, if they are struggling financially.

How much money is available through this further education bursary scheme?

The maximum amount of £1,200 is available for students from the vulnerable groups listed below. Smaller amounts may be available for other students, and for part-time students, if they are able to demonstrate financial hardship. These bursaries are awarded at the discretion of the college/ training provider and depend on available funds.

Am I eligible to receive financial support through the 16-19 bursary scheme?

If you are from one of the groups listed below, you will be eligible to receive the maximum award of £1,200 per year:

Other students must be able to demonstrate financial hardship if they wish to apply for smaller amounts of money through this scheme.

How do I apply for the 16-19 bursary?

Contact your college bursary officer or student finance officer and they will discuss application procedures with you and give you an application form. You may need to supply evidence of your family income if you are applying for a discretionary bursary.

Where can I get more information about the 16-19 bursary scheme?

More information about the 16 – 19 bursary can be obtained from your college or training provider. Comprehensive details about funding for further education can be obtained from Student Cash: A Directory of Learner Funding Sources.