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Thinking about studying with us but worried about the cost of course fees?
Our student bursary supports students with financial difficulties, ensuring you can enjoy the many opportunities that learning can bring.
If you would like to donate to our bursary please see our how to donate page.
Are bursaries available for any City Lit course?
Available for most courses at City Lit but not for:
Courses that have an Advanced Learner Loan
Courses that run for fewer than 6 sessions
Courses that you have already enrolled onto
More than one course at a time
Who can get a bursary?
Get one of these benefits: Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Income Support (IS), Universal Credit (UC), Housing Benefit (HB), Working Tax Credit (WTC) - for full details on what benefits qualify check here.
Are working and earning less than the London Living Wage a year - we do not include benefit payments when calculating total income
Are an Asylum Seeker
Have no income
Have experienced or are currently experiencing barriers to learning
This course will help you find a job or improve your English, Maths or health and confidence
Are up to date with all you payment plan payments (if you have taken out payment plans for other courses)
Note: Contact details and drop in times are incorrect in the video
If you have questions contact the Advice and Guidance Team:
For more information about the bursary, please watch this short video:
Ready to apply for the bursary?
Please ensure that you answer all the questions on the form and use the checklist below to make sure you have uploaded all the required evidence.
Evidence Check List
Proof of benefits - letter confirming you are in receipt of benefits dated in the last 6 months (for full details on what benefits qualify check here)
Proof of income - your 2 most recent months of pay slips or SA302 or Tax Return form
Proof of Asylum seeker or Refugee status (if applicable)- ASPEN card or letter from Home Office
your 2 most recent bank statements for all accounts in your name
Still have a question?
IAG and Enrolment Support for Deaf students
IAG sessions with BSL interpreters to help Deaf students enrol onto courses and apply for financial support take place in Room 1 in the Student Centre and Library from 3pm to 5pm.
The next drop in dates will be:
Thursday 30th November
Thursday 14th December
If you are Deaf and cannot come to any of these sessions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an individual appointment (the times and dates we can offer will depend on staff and interpreter availability, but we will do our best to arrange a time suitable for you).