Money to help you study

Standard Bursary

Course type Fund providerAgeType of funding
Further EducationEducation and Skills Funding Agency16 to 18Bursary
Further EducationEducation and Skills Funding Agency19+Bursary

The Standard Bursary from Bradford College’s Learner Support Fund is for 16 to 18-year-old Further Education students with a gross household income of less than £25,000.

It’s to help you with the cost of studying and is a grant, so you won’t need to pay it back.

You may get help with things like:

  • travel costs to and from College
  • meals in College
  • £100 towards course-related costs such as equipment, books, exams re-sits and some course trips.

Some of the bursary may be paid in the form of a bus pass, vouchers or equipment instead of cash.

You must:

  • be aged 16, 17 or 18 on the appropriate date
  • be enrolled on a full-time funded course
  • show evidence of household income/benefits
  • meet the residence requirement
  • attend your classes

Find out more about the 16-18 Bursary, and the 19+ Bursary we offer, here.

Read the guide below to see if you are eligible and to find out more:

16-19 Learner Support Fund Guidance August-2021

How to apply

Apply as soon as you’ve enrolled on your course. If you wait you may lose out on money.


THIS IS THE MAIN WAY WE WILL BE TAKING APPLICATIONS.  You can log into the Bursary Portal using your Bradford College Microsoft User ID and password, complete the short application form and upload the supporting documents you are asked to provide.  As soon as your application has been assessed you will be able to see your bursary award letter and details of your award on the PayMyStudent Portal.


In exceptional circumstances, if you cannot complete your bursary application on-line your application can be completed in person.

A member of staff will go through the bursary application process with you.

Visit:  FE Student Funding, Student Services, Ground Floor, David Hockney Building

           Student Services Triage Desk, Trinity Green Building

16 to 18 LSF Documents Needed – August 2021

Last updated: 12 October 2021

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