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Courtauld Bursary

What is The Courtauld Bursary?

The Courtauld Bursary provides financial support for your maintenance and living costs on a sliding scale for Home undergraduates registered as students at ǿմý who meet set Widening Participation criteria.  The Bursary is aimed at supporting students to study at The Courtauld who come from under-represented groups in higher education.

The Courtauld Bursary:

  • is available each year of your studies as long as your annual household income remains under £45,000
  • may be revised each year if there are changes to your household income
  • does not distinguish between students living at home and those living away from home

The Courtauld Bursary is Դdzavailable for:

  • repeat years of study
  • postgraduate study or research
  • overseas students
  • EU students


The key criterion for assessing how Courtauld Bursaries are awarded is based on household income assessments done by relevant government funding bodies, i.e. Student Finance England, Student Finance Northern Ireland, Student Awards Agency for Scotland and Student Finance Wales.  This is why only Home students who have applied for Student Loans are eligible for The Courtauld Bursary scheme.

When applying for government funding, both you and your parents must consent to sharing the financial information you provide on your Student Loan application.  This will allow us to access your information and determine your eligibility for a Courtauld Bursary.

In addition, Widening Participation markers are also considered.  These are:

  • State school or college educated
  • Students whose parents have not attended university
  • Resident in a low Higher Education participation neighbourhood
  • In receipt of Disability Support Allowance

There is no formal application procedure and no separate application form for The Courtauld Bursary.

Your eligibility for a Courtauld Bursary will be assessed in the first few weeks of the first term of the academic year, as long as you have applied for a Student Loan.  In subsequent years you will be re-assessed at the start of the academic year to ensure that you still meet the eligibility criteria for a Courtauld Bursary.

How much money can I receive from a Courtauld Bursary

Household Income 

Per Annum

Courtauld Bursary 

Per Annum

£25,000 or less £3,000
£25,001 to £30,000 £2,000
£30,001 to £35,000 £1,500
£35,001 to £40,000 £500
£40,001 to £45,000 £250
Above £45,000 £0

Depending on how much your household income is, you can receive up to £3,000 per annum to support your studies while at The Courtauld.  The table above gives the sliding scale of amounts that you can receive, based on your household income.

Once the Student Loans Company confirms your funding entitlement to us, we will write to you to confirm the bursary amount that you will receive from The Courtauld.

The deadline by which we must receive your household income information from the Student Loans Company is 1 December after the start of the academic year (e.g. we must receive this information by 1 December 2021 for students starting in September 2021).

The earlier you apply for student loan funding (we advise you to apply as soon as possible), the earlier we will be able to confirm what Bursary you will be eligible for.

What do I need to do to be considered?

Once we have assessed your information we will write to you informing you of your Bursary entitlement.  You will be asked to confirm that you wish to accept The Courtauld Bursary.

Please note that the Bursary is paid to support your living/maintenance costs, and is not re-payable.

You must sign the declaration, provide your bank account details and return your Bursar confirmation by the date specified.

When and how is the Bursary paid?

The Courtauld Bursary is paid directly into your bank account.

Bursaries of £500 or less will be paid in one instalment in late October.

Bursaries of more than £1,500 will be paid in three equal instalments in late October, early January and April.  Actual dates of payment will be provided when you receive notification of your Bursary.