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19+ Advanced Learner Loans Bursary Fund

We are pleased to offer a number of bursaries to assist Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students aged 19 or over.


To be eligible for 19+ Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund, students must be:

  • Considered Home or EU fee status
  • Studying on a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course which starts in September 2019
  • Aged 19 or over on 31 August 2018


The 19+ Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund is provided by the Government, via the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). By following general rules set by the ESFA, we are able to consider applicants under the following three categories:

Hardship supportThis provides assistance for specific costs that you incur during your studies.
Residential supportA contribution towards the cost of accommodation for any students who moves to London in order to study at UAL. Students with a household income over £25,000 per year will not qualify for a Residential Bursary.
ChildcareThis is a contribution to childcare costs for students over the age of 20.


Applications are now open for 2019/20.

Student can apply online through the Student Portal.

Applicants will also be contacted by post and email with an invitation to apply and will receive a decision by email within 28 days.

The 19+ Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund is now open for applications and the final date for applications to be accepted is 24 April 2019.

For students applying for childcare, please download the childcare provider form which needs to be completed by your childcare provider:

Receiving payment

Successful applicants must be enrolled onto their course before they can receive their bursary payment.

Payment will be made in two instalments if the application is successful.


If you need help, please contact or call +44 (0)20 7514 8080