Travel bursary – Bloomsbury Institute

Travel bursary

Tottenham Court Road stationWe know just how expensive it can be travelling in and out of London for your studies. That’s why we’ve created a Travel Bursary to support eligible students throughout your time with us.

The Travel Bursary has been set up as part of our Access and Participation Plan and is available for students who are funded via the Student Loans Company (SLC).

The Travel Bursary covers the cost of a TfL Zone 1 – 6 monthly Travel Card, worth £189, providing you with unlimited free travel by the Tube or bus.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the Travel Bursary, you will need to meet all of the below:

  • Be enrolled on a full-time course
  • Be funded via Student Loans Company
  • Maintain an attendance percentage of 67% and above

How do I apply?

The process is straight forward and automatic. There is no ‘application process’, you opt-in when you apply for Student Support via Student Finance England.

We then review your attendance every month and release the bursary.

If you have any queries regarding the travel bursary, please contact our Finance team: financequeries@bil.ac.uk.

Bursary payment dates and amount

Bursary payments will generally be made once a month – see details below:

Standard delivery:

October starter February starter June starter
Payment 1 October February June
Payment 2 November March July
Payment 3 December April August
Payment 4 February June October
Payment 5 March July November
Payment 6 April August December

Accelerated delivery:

October starter February starter June starter
Payment 1 October February June
Payment 2 November March July
Payment 3 December April August
Payment 4 February June October
Payment 5 March July November
Payment 6 April August December
Payment 7 June October February
Payment 8 July November March
Payment 9 August December April

Payments are made directly to your bank account by the SLC Bursary Admin Service within 10 working days after released.

Please note: we cannot change the bank account the payment is made to. You will need to change this through the SLC.

Points to note

  • The bursary is administered through the SLC’s Bursary Admin Service and we cannot control/influence the speed at which they are made.
  • You can only be approved for a bursary once per month until the maximum bursary amount is reached.
  • The bursary amount cannot be offset against tuition fees owed.
  • The bursary amount cannot be disputed.
  • The bursary amount cannot be paid in cash.
  • The bursary amount cannot be paid into bank accounts other than that the student has registered with the SLC.
  • The bursary may be withdrawn if attendance threshold is not met.