Financial Support

Some students are eligible for financial support for the costs that they might encounter as part of their studies. Find out your eligibility and what might be on offer for you.

  • Is your household income £50,000* or below?
  • Would help towards some of the essential costs allow you to keep studying?

We may be able to help with travel costs, childcare, essential kit and equipment, books, trips and visits, lunch credit, accreditation or professional membership fees, and domestic/accommodation emergencies.

Click here to view 19+ Bursary Information for 2021-22, including information about eligibility and evidence required. 

*Information is accurate for 2021-2022 academic year. Household income thresholds and financial support awards may be subject to change.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Bursary Administrators on:
Telephone: 01392 400526

Application For Current Students

If you are currently studying a course at Exeter College,
please click the button below to start your application.

Register your interest

If you are applying for a course to start in September 2022,
please click the button below to register your interest.
The 2022-23 online bursary system will open in May 2022.


Students under 20 years old can get financial help with their childcare costs from Care to Learn.

Care to Learn will pay for:

  • Childcare costs while you learn
  • A deposit if one is charged
  • Travel expenses to and from your child care provider

If you are aged over 20 and your household income is under £25,000, you may be eligible for help with childcare costs. You will need to complete a separate application form, in addition to the Student Financial Support Application Form. Childcare costs can be paid for Ofsted registered childcare, and once all governments allowances have been deducted.

19+ Advanced Learner Loans

Thinking about returning to education but unsure of your options regarding funding the course? The Government’s Advanced Learner Loan could help you study now and pay later, if your course is eligible. There are no credit checks and the loan does not depend on your income. For more information speak to one of our Adult Advisers or visit