Department for Education (DfE) - 16 -19 Bursary Fund

Type of service:
Finance And Funding
Address:
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.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
16 years - 19 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
Referral route:
  • Self referral
Last updated on:
13/06/2019