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16-19 Bursary Fund

What is a bursary?

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

Who can apply?

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

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

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