If you are studying for a qualification up to and including Level 3, there is a range of financial options available to you:
The 16-19 Bursary Fund is available to help the most vulnerable young people aged between 16-19 years to help them continue in full time education and training.
The 19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund is available to students over 19 years to age who may have difficulty in completing their course due to financial considerations.
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 2016 you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help you to pay the tuition fees charged by the College.
For undergraduates studying an HNC or HND, Foundation or Degree courses, the financial options available include:
Higher Education Inclusion Fund The Higher Education Inclusion Fund is a limited fund to support South Thames Colleges Group Higher Education students, including those studying at Kingston College who have exceptional or unexpected and unavoidable financial difficulties despite having received all financial support available to them. Complete the Higher Education Inclusion Fund Form to apply.
For more information, including the eligibility criteria for the Inclusion Fund, check the Money To Study section of the Kingston College website or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8268 2969.
Higher Education Bursaries Carshalton College students, as part of the South Thames Colleges Group, will benefit from the opportunity of the following Higher Education Progression Bursaries which are divided into four categories of applicant:
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 £2,000 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.
Complete the Higher Education Bursaries Application form to apply for this bursary.