DfE - 16-19 Bursary Fund

Type of service:
Finance And Funding
c/o Department for Education (DfE), Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3BT
Service description:

You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19. There are 2 types - the Vulnerable Student Bursary and the Discretionary Bursary. To qualify, you much be:

  • Studying at a publicly funded school or college in England - not a university
  • On a training course, including unpaid work experience

If you’re 19 and over, you could get a Discretionary Bursary if you either:

  • Continuing on a course you started aged 16 to 18 (known as being a ’19+ continuer’)
  • Have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

Apply to your school, college or training provider. Ask student services or your tutor to explain what you need to do.

Age range:
16 years - 19 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
Referral route:
  • Self referral
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