Advice for parents about the career options for their children

Grants & bursaries

There are a whole range of bursaries and scholarships available to UK students and these can take either the form of money or free equipment, books or accommodation.


Applying for financial support

Your child should register with Student Finance England so they can apply online.  They will need to supply bank details and proof of household income for assessment for any means tested elements.


Additional support

If your child is disabled, has a mental health issue, or a learning difficulty, there is extra help available in addition to all of the above.


Scholarships, bursaries and awards

Some students may be able to get a bursary, scholarship or award directly from their university or college. The National Scholarship Programme helps students with a family income of £25,000 or less. Bursaries and scholarships do not have to be repaid.

Scholarships from universities and colleges often depend on academic achievements, family income, or the chosen subject of study.

 It is worth speaking directly to student finance representatives (or to Student Finance England) at the chosen college or university to find out what financial help may be available in the form of bursaries, scholarships or awards and how to apply.