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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.


In order to apply, you must meet these criteria:

  • Home or EU fee status
  • Studying on a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course which starts in September 2018
  • 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 supportThis is a contribution to accommodation costs for students that move to London to study at UAL.
ChildcareThis is a contribution to childcare costs for students over the age of 20.


Applications will be available through your e-Vision portal. Applicants will receive a decision by email within 28 days.

The 16-18 Bursary Fund will open for applications at the end of August 2018. The final date that applications will be accepted is 27 April 2019.

Applicants will be contacted by email inviting them to apply and will receive a decision by email within 28 days.

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

Receiving payment

Students whose application is successful must be enrolled onto their course before they can receive their bursary payment.


If you have any questions about the 19+ Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund, please contact the Student Funding Service at or 020 7514 8080.