• 16 to 19
  • 19 plus
  • Advanced Learning Loan Bursary
  • HESP

Money To Study

Further Education

If you are studying for a qualification up to and including Level 3, there are a range of financial options available to you:

The Standard 16-19 Bursary Fund is available to students aged 16-18 with a total household income of less that £26,000 per year, to support them to continue in full time education and training by providing a contribution towards the costs of attending College such as transport, food, equipment and other course related costs. This fund is also available to students aged 19 or over with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and to students aged 19 or over and continuing on a study programme which began when they were aged 16-18.

The Full 16-19 Bursary Fund of £1,200 per year is available to young people aged 16-18 who are in one of the following priority groups:

  • In care
  • Care leaver
  • Disabled young person receiving both Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Disability Allowance (DSA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in your own name
  • In receipt of Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit and Disability Living or Personal Independence payment in your own name

The 19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund is available to students aged 19 years and over, and who have a total household income of less that £26,000 per year, to support them to continue in full time education and training by providing a contribution towards the costs of attending College such as transport, food, childcare, equipment and other course related costs.

Advanced Learner Loans

Aged 19-23 and already have a Level 3 qualification?

Aged 24 or over and thinking about a Level 3 or Level 4 course?

If you are starting a course on or after 1st August 2017 you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help you to pay the tuition fees charged by the College.

The Advanced Learning Loan Bursary is available to students who have an approved Advanced Learning loan and who are experiencing financial hardship. The aim of this fund is to support students to continue in education by providing a contribution towards the costs of attending College such as transport, childcare, food and other course related costs. Please note that this fund cannot be used to pay fees and students must meet the eligibility criteria.

The Advanced Learning Loan Bursary: Support for students with learning difficulties and disabilities This fund is available to students who have an approved Advanced Learning loan and who have been assessed by the College as requiring additional learning support. Please contact the College Learning Support Department on 0208 268 2548 for further information about this fund and support for your learning.


For more information see the Student Support Funds Policy.



Higher Education

For undergraduates studying an HNC or HND, Foundation or Degree courses, the financial options available include:

Student Finance loans are available depending on your circumstances and do not have to be repaid until you are earning over £21,000 pa

Disabled Students' Allowance is also available to disabled students studying at undergraduate level.

The Higher Education Inclusion Fund is a limited fund to support Kingston College Higher Education students who have exceptional or unexpected and unavoidable financial difficulties despite having received all financial support available to them.

Progression BursariesFor 2017-18 Kingston College is offering a limited number of Higher Education Progression Bursaries to four categories of applicants:

Progression Bursary: to support students progressing internally from a South Thames Colleges Group Level 3 or Access course (including students progressing from Kingston College Centre, Carshalton College Centre, Wandsworth College Centre, Tooting College Centre, and Merton College Centre) to a full time Higher Education programme. This bursary of £2,500 is paid half as a partial fee discount on first year fees and the other half as a cash bursary also in the first year.

School Leaver Progression Bursary: to support students from non-selective schools within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and adjoining Boroughs (London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames, Wandsworth, Merton and Elmbridge Borough Council) progressing to a Kingston College full time Higher Education programme. This bursary of £2,500 is paid half as a partial fee discount on first year fees and the other half as a cash bursary also in the first year.

Part Time Student Progression Bursary: to support students from non-selective schools within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the London Boroughs of Merton, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton, Wandsworth, and Elmbridge Borough Council progressing to a South Thames Colleges Group Higher Education programme offered in a part time mode. This bursary of £1,250 is paid half as a partial fee discount on first year fees and the other half as a cash bursary also in the first year.

Creative Industries Bursary: A bursary offered to students on a full or part time Higher Education Programme in the subject areas of Creative Industries. Bursaries of £2,500 to full time students and £1,250 to part time students are available.

For more information, including the eligibility criteria for these bursaries, check the Money To Study section of any of the South Thames Colleges Group websites, including the Kingston College website, or call 020 8268 2969 or email student.support@kingston-college.ac.uk. .

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