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Guide to bursaries - 16-18

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 Advice and Admissions for more details. 

Please return your completed and signed application form in person, with copies of all required documentation. Alternatively, you can email it to: studentfinance@activatelearning.ac.uk. Don't forget to attach scanned copies of any evidence required to support your application.

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 Friday 11 August 2017 to ensure your pass is available at the start of term.

Please be informed 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 provide a discounted pass, annual passes only. 

Course costs and trips bursary

This bursary provides up to a 50% contribution towards materials, trips and university interviews that will enhance your learning. Any equipment or materials that are essential for your course may be borrowed from college, so the course costs bursary cannot support these costs. 

You need to submit receipts for items purchased within two months from enrolling on the course / trip. 

Free College meals

Good nutrition is important to be able to focus on your learning. This is why we can provide a free breakfast or lunch on the days when 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

Support with accommodation costs

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

Vulnerable bursary

This is a weekly allowance to help you with the costs of college. It is available for students who are in local authority care or care leavers, who are receiving Income support/ Universal Credit independently or who receive both Employment and Support Allowance/ Universal Credit and DLA/ Personal Independence Payments independently.

Payments are made every two weeks during term-time provided you have attended for 92% of the lessons during the previous two weeks and adhered to the College Code of Conduct.