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Sixteen to Nineteen Bursary

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 apprenticeships.

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

This benefit is aimed at the long-term ill, disabled and people with a disabled child.

You will be automatically entitled if you are a Young Person in or leaving care, or you are receiving Income Support or you are receiving both Employment  Support Allowance AND Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment. Other Young People may be entitled at the discretion of their school or college.

How to apply

You can apply for a bursary through your school or college. 

Further information

Visit the GOV.UK Sixteen to Nineteen Bursary pages