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Guide to bursaries - 19+

Aged 19+ and joining us in September? If you need financial support, we may be able to help you with our bursaries.

Find out more about our bursaries below, or contact our Advice and Admissions team for more details. 

Download the bursary application form for 2017-18 for students aged 19+.

Please sign your bursary application form  before you submit it. Don't forget to attach copies of any evidence required to support your application.

Print and complete the form by hand and return it by post, for the attention of the Student Finance team, to:
Activate Learning - c/o Banbury and Bicester College, Broughton Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 9QA - 0800 612 6008
We advise that you send postal applications by Recorded or Special Delivery and only include photocopies, not original documents.

Alternatively, you can send your completed form to studentfinance@activatelearning.ac.uk and attach scanned copies of any evidence required.

College bursary schemes

We have a number of bursary schemes available to help students with the associated costs of studying. Please see application form for specific details regarding eligibility for each bursary. Any payment is subject to attendance of 92% and adherence to the college Code of Conduct.

19+ Bursary fund

Activate Learning offers a range of financial support to students to help with the costs associated with studying. 

19+ Loans bursary fund

A fund for learners with an approved Advanced Learner Loan, to support with costs associated with studying. 

Travel bursary

A fund to support learners with travel costs. 
You could get:
  • A bike and kit worth £300
  • A subsidised travel pass subject to availability or half termly fuel expenses
Apply by 11 August 2017 to ensure your pass is available at the start of term. Please note that your application may take up to four weeks to be processed, you will be responsible for any travel costs until your support is in place.
If you are not eligible for a bursary, you can still apply and we may be able to support you with a discounted annual pass.

Course costs and trips bursary 

A fund available to learners who are paying their own fees and not eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. This could be used to support a percentage contribution towards your fees, essential materials, trips, examination fees, accreditation fees, professional membership fees and any fees or charges due to external bodies.
The fund is also available to learners on a fully funded course or if you have a letter to confirm your application for an Advanced Learner Loan has not been approved. You may be eligible to receive a contribution towards materials and trips that will enhance your learning. You could also use it toward university interviews. 
Any equipment or materials that are essential for your course may be borrowed from college. Therefore the course costs bursary cannot support these costs.

Childcare bursary

This bursary can be used to towards paying for your childcare while attending timetabled classes. 
The amount varies depending on your circumstances, but usually it is up to £160 per week per child (for up to 2 children per household.)
Your childcare provider must be Ofsted registered.

Free meals bursary

Good nutrition is important to be able to focus on your learning. This bursary provides you with a free breakfast or lunch for the days you are in college.
Eligible students will be able to present their ID card at the refectory till to claim their free college meal entitlement.  

Residential bursary

This is a fund to support with accommodation costs. It is only available to learners attending a specialist course where that provision is not available in their local area. This bursary is only available at Oxford and Bicester campuses.