Associates travel bursary

This year, with the generous support of the Leverhulme Foundation, the J Edward Conway Fund and the Hine’s Fund, we are able to offer all Associate students travel bursaries who travel 151+ miles one way to their Associate classes. Those receiving financial help with their fees may claim a travel bursary if they travel 75+ miles one way to their Associate classes. This is a contribution to your travel expenses and we will not be able to reimburse all travel costs.

The award depends on the distance the student travels and the income level of the family.

  • Distance: students are able to apply if they live at least 75 miles or more from the class.
  • Income: if students receive 50% or more financial assistance for fees then a full award is made. If financial assistance is less than 50% or none at all, then a partial award is made.
Miles from Associate Centre Receive 50% or more Financial Assistance Receive less than 50% Financial Assistance Don’t receive Financial Assistance with Associate fees
0-74 miles 0% 0% 0%
75-150 miles 50% 25% 0%
151+ miles 100% 50% 25%

When is the closing date for travel bursaries?

The closing date for applications is 31 August 2018.

I was eligible for travel bursary last academic year, do I need to apply again?

Parents or guardians must apply for travel bursaries each academic year.

What evidence do I need to supply?

The bursary award will be based on the cheapest advance return train journey for one child and one adult (where accompanied) with the use of a family or other railcard. At least 3 ticket receipts need to be sent with the bursary application. This could be receipts for the train tickets or copies of the train tickets.

Is there a maximum to the amount I can receive?

Any travel over £1000 per year will be discussed on an individual basis.

When will travel bursaries be paid?

Travel bursaries are paid in two instalments: half in the Autumn term and the second half at the end of the Summer term. The second is reduced for any classes not attended.

What happens if a student withdraws from the course?

If the student withdraws from class during the year then you will be liable to repay the proportion of travel grant made but unused to the School.


If your child has been accepted on to one of our Associate courses for 2018/19 and you wish to make an application for a travel bursary please click here.