Travel Bursary

At Bedford College, we don’t want travel costs to be a barrier stopping you from coming to study with us. This bursary is available to students studying a full-time course (Level 3 or below), as long as you...
  • live more than three miles (walking distance) from the campus you will be studying at
  • have a household income of £30,000 or less
  • are not eligible for financial support for travel from your Local Authority.

Can I apply? Enter your postcode online...

First choose the location you are studying at. This will launch Google Maps (which will open in a new window so make sure you take a note of Steps 2-3!)



On the left-hand side of the page, enter your postcode in the box marked Circle.
You must now choose 'walking' by selecting the person icon and then select the magnifying glass.

If your address is three or more miles away from the campus you're studying at you will qualify for our travel bursary.

What does the travel bursary mean for me?

Bedford College students: If you qualify, your bursary will be paid in 10 monthly instalments directly to your bank account. This is to be used towards the cost of travelling to and from College.

Shuttleworth College students: Your payment will be used to offset the cost of the Shuttleworth bus service, rather than paid directly to you. You will still need to pay the remaining subsidised rate after the bursary has been deducted.

Find out more about getting the bus to Shuttleworth College.

Shuttleworth buses are subsidised for all full-time students aged 16-18, so if you don’t qualify for the bursary, you may still access the Shuttleworth bus service.

The Travel Bursary subsidy exists for the year 2019-20, and is under constant revue. The College cannot confirm what arrangements will be in place in future years. Whether in receipt of a travel bursary or not, Bus services will remain available to all Shuttleworth students at unsubsidised rates.

2020/21 Financial Support Applications

After you've answered the questions in our eligibility checker, if you qualify you will then be able to start your application. You will be required to upload evidence to prove your eligibility so please have this to hand. You will also be able to save your work and come back to complete your application at a later time.

» Launch eligibility checker