1. 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.

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