Education grants

The top education grants 
  • Educational Grants Service: This service offers students, especially disadvantaged ones, the chance to get grants of £200 to £300 to start or continue their education. Find if you're eligible for a grant.
  • Postgraduate funding: There's less help available for people wanting to do a second or third degree as normal student loans aren't available. Postgrad Solutions' Ultimate Postgraduate Student Funding Guide lists sources of funding, but better yet is the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding. It's a paid-for service, so you'll need to ask your current university to give you access, but it's highly recommended by career advisors.
  • Scholarships and bursaries: There are nifty search tools on the Scholarship SearchStudentcashpoint and Scholarship Hub websites - you'll be surprised at what's available. Some are very specific and are aimed at students from various backgrounds.
  • Study in Europe: If you want to study abroad for a year at one of 33 participating European universities, grants are available from the British Council as part of the Erasmus scheme.