You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19 and:
- studying at school or college (not university) in England
- on a training course, including unpaid work experience
If you’re 19 and over
You could also get a bursary if you either:
- are continuing on a course you started aged 16 to 18 (known as being a ’19+ continuer’)
- have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
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 2 types of 16 to 19 bursary.
Vulnerable student bursary
You could get a bursary worth up to £1,200, depending on your circumstances and benefits.
You could get a discretionary bursary if you need financial help but do not qualify for a bursary for students in vulnerable groups. Your education or training provider decides how much you get and what it’s used for.
If you’re over 19, you’ll only be eligible for a discretionary bursary.
For further information inlcuding the eligibility criteria and how to apply visit the GOV.UK website.
- GOV.UK - 16 to 19 Bursary Fund