16–19 Art and Design Foundation Bursary
Help towards study and material costs for financially disadvantaged students.
The 16–19 Bursary Fund is provided by the Government, via the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). Applications can be considered under the following category:
These are paid to students who can demonstrate financial need. The assessment is based on household income and the amount awarded varies on this basis. Students with a household income over £35,000 per year are not eligible to apply for a Discretionary Bursary.
The Discretionary Bursary helps with specific costs that you incur during your studies including:
- Materials fees (£220)
- International study trips (approximately £700)
- Travel costs (students have to provide evidence of one weekly travel card purchase)
Students may also be able to apply for support with domestic and one-off emergencies e.g. redundancy or bereavement.
To be eligible for the 16–19 Bursary Fund, students must be:
- Considered to have Home fee status
- Be living in the UK on the first day of the course
- Enrolled on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
- Aged 16, 17 or 18 on the first day of the course
This funding is available to students studying on the following courses:
Applications will be considered by the University’s Financial Aid Committee.
- Applicants will receive a decision by email within 4 working weeks of receiving completed applications and supporting documents.
- Applications can only be considered where household income is less than £35,000 per year and evidence of financial hardship can be demonstrated.
- Supporting evidence is needed to fully assess the application and to determine the level of support available.
- Applications will be considered by the University’s Financial Aid Committee.
- Applications will be accepted until 24 May 2024.
Terms and conditions
Successful applicants must be enrolled on the course in order to make an application and to receive payment.