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Bursaries, scholarships and awards

Students in higher education can apply for money directly from their university or college on top of any other student finance - you don’t have to pay this money back.

Each university or college has their own rules about bursaries, scholarships and awards, eg:

  • who qualifies
  • how much you can get
  • how to apply

Bursaries are like grants and don’t have to be paid back. You get your bursary directly from your university or college.

Note: Talk to your student support service to find out what’s available.

Leaving local authority care

If you’ve been in local authority care, you can apply for:

  • a one-off bursary of £2,000 from your local authority
  • a bursary from your university or college

For further information, visit:

Extra money to pay for university (external site)

Last Updated 19/11/2020

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