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Vulnerable Student Bursary for 16-19 year olds

If you're a vulnerable student and aged 16-19, you may be able to get up to £1,200 to cover the costs of your school equipment and transport.

How to apply

Follow the link below to find out how to apply for a vulnerable student bursary.

Find out how to apply for a bursary


You're eligible for the vulnerable student bursary if your meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • You're 16-19 years old
  • You study at a publicly funded school or college
  • You live in the Rochdale borough

You must also meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • You're in local authority care or you recently left local authority care
  • You get income support or Universal Credit because you're financially supporting yourself
  • You get Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in your name and either Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit
  • You get Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in your name and either ESA or Universal Credit 

You can not receive the vulnerable student bursary and the discretionary student bursary at the same time.