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Funding for Study

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Approximately £4 million is budgeted each year to support students studying full-time higher education degree courses outside of the Bailiwick.

Support is through a means-tested grant scheme and dependent on a number of factors including an assessment of gross household income. Grants consist of two elements; living and travel costs (known as a maintenance grant) and tuition fees.

There are three types of award:

  1. Assessed Award
  2. Fee Subsidy Only 
  3. Independent Student Bursaries

The guides available on this page provide advice and guidance on applying for a grant, which type of grant to apply for, who is eligible and current fees and allowances.

Application forms are available from around Easter time and if you are at the Grammar School, Elizabeth College, Ladies' College or Blanchelande College, you will be able to collect a form directly from your school. If you are at the CFE or have taken a gap year, please contact us to get your form.

Bailiwick students are not entitled to apply for funding from the UK Student Loans Company.

For Assessed Awards and Fee Subsidy Only awards, the closing date for applications is 31st May. We would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible after you receive it.

For Independent Student Bursaries (please see guide), the closing date is 30th June prior to the commencement of the course. Late applications will not be considered.

If you require further information on funding for higher education courses, please contact a member of the Student Finance team.

While all guides for 2022/23 are now online, please note that the following 2019/20 guides (at the bottom of the document list) are still online and are waiting for removal at the earliest possibility:

- Schedule of Fees and Allowances 2019/20
- Frequently Asked Questions 2019/20
- Glossary of Terms 2019/20

Until these are taken off the website, please check that you are using the 2021/22 guide for information relating to the upcoming academic year. If you have any questions after reading the guides, please don't hesitate to contact us by phone on 01481 226560 or on our email

  • Guides for Students:

    • Please see the pdf icon Guide To Higher Education Awards 2022/23 [862kb]  for dependent students looking for support assessed on parental income.
    • Please see thepdf icon Guide to Independent Student Bursaries 2022/23 [1Mb]  for students over the age of 25, or those over 22 with more than 3 years full-time employment.
    • Please see the pdf icon Guide To Postgraduate Funding 2022/23 [741kb] for students who have completed an undergraduate degree and are looking for support towards a Postgraduate course. Please note: this guide is intended to be read in conjunction with the appropriate Dependent or Independent guides. For Dependent students, see the pdf icon Guide To Higher Education Awards 2022/23 [862kb] . For Independent students, see the pdf icon Guide to Independent Student Bursaries 2022/23 [1Mb]
    • Please see the pdf icon Guide to On Island Funding 2022/23 [648kb] for students looking for support to study with an On-Island approved provider, such as the OU.
    • Please see the 'Academic Progress Report Guide' for further information about the Academic Progress Reports which we issue to the institutions for each student.

Post-Brexit Information:

  • Education - studying in the EU

    • If you are already studying in the EU by 31 December 2020 you will be able to continue studying and will be able to broadly live as you do now.
    • If you intend to undertake a full course at a higher education provider in the EU from 1st January 2021, information on matters that you may need to take into consideration is available here.
    • If you have further questions you should contact the relevant higher education provider.
  • Education - Erasmus

    • Information on applying for Erasmus+ is available here. For further information you should contact your higher education providers.
  • Education - school visits

    • Information on considerations that need to be taken when organising school visits to the EU after 1st January 2021 is available here.
    • National guidance for arranging overseas visits is available here.
    • During the pandemic schools should not organise residential visits but other visits can take place.  Visits abroad should not happen. Further information and advice on the implications for educational visits during the Covid-19/coronavirus pandemic is available here.


Calculation Sheet For Dependent Students Guide to Disabled Student Allowance Funding Guide To Higher Education Awards 2022/23 Guide to Independent Student Bursaries 2022/23 Guide to On Island Funding 2022/23 Guide to funding for courses at The College of Further Education Guide To Postgraduate Funding 2022/23 Fair Processing Notice - Student Finance Schedule of Fees and Allowances 2022/23 Frequently Asked Questions 2022/23 Glossary 2022/23 Glossary of terms used in the Guides Schedule of Fees and Allowances 2019/20 Frequently Asked Question about Funding for Study

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