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Back to Education Bursary

If you have been out of education for five years or more, then we want to help you to achieve your ambitions.

The Back to Education Bursary is available to students, who may have been out of education for five years or more, who apply for one of the college’s foundation degrees in 2017.

Worth £200, this bursary could provide financial support towards your travel, living and study costs while studying at The College Merthyr Tydfil.  

To be eligible you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Apply to enrol on a foundation degree, based at The College Merthyr Tydfil, starting in September 2017 by Friday 28th April 2017.
  • Accept our conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a firm basis by 29th May 2017
  • Apply for the Back to Education Bursary by 1 June 2017
  • Be a UK home student liable for the UK home rate of tuition fees
  • Be enrolled on a full-time eligible course at point of payment

Please note that you are still enrolled on the course by the end of January 2018, you will also receive an additional payment of £50.

How is the bursary paid?
You will receive £200, paid directly into your bank account by BACS, during your first term (November 2016). The bursary is worth £200 in your first year only.

How do you apply?
The application process will open from January 2017 onwards. Once you have applied on to one of our foundation degrees, you will be sent a link automatically to apply.  

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