Applying for the 16-19 Bursary

If you are aged between 16 and 19 years and think you might struggle with the costs of full-time education or training you may be eligible for a bursary.

Schools, colleges and training providers may have funds to help you if you are studying or starting a full-time course. For advice speak to your tutor.

Students in the following groups may receive the maximum bursary:

  • young people in care
  • care leavers
  • young people claiming income support in their own name
  • disabled young people who receive both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance in their own name

To receive the maximum bursary your course must last for 30 weeks or more. If your course is shorter than 30 weeks, you may receive less.

Other students facing genuine financial difficulties may be awarded a bursary at the discretion of their school, college or training provider.

Speak to your school, college, academy or training provider about how to apply for a bursary. They each have their own application process.