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.