Bursary Scheme

PMT Education began as a website for students to access physics and maths resources for free. Six years later, we now offer study materials for eight subjects and guidance for university admissions tests. We believe that by offering resources for free we are helping students of all abilities and backgrounds achieve the grades they need to succeed, whatever their ambitions.

Accessible Education

PMT Education has developed a range of revision and university admission preparation courses to help individuals realise their full potential. We are aware that these courses are not free, but we do not want that to prevent certain students from benefiting from them. For this reason, we have established a GCSE and A Level bursary scheme which awards free places on our courses to students from low-income and disadvantaged backgrounds.

How It Works

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How It Works

We reserve free places on all of our courses and award them to those who have applied through our GCSE and A Level bursary scheme. On every course, we have a possible two free places available for bursary application students. Once applications have closed we will assess the submissions using the criteria laid out below and make a shortlist of the individuals who have impressed us.

We also have a waiting list of applicants for bursaries. If there are any unbooked spots available after the course’s booking deadline has passed, we will contact those on the waiting list to see if they would like to fill them.

Eligibility Criteria
  1. 1. Eligibility

    Check our eligibility criteria and the supporting documents you will need to include in your application.

    Please ensure that you send us the correct pages of your supporting documents as evidence or your application will be rejected.

  2. 2. Applying

    You can apply for a maximum of three courses. Please fill out separate forms for each course. You can apply using the form at the bottom of this page.

    • Proof of ID: Please attach a copy of photographic ID (this can include a copy of your passport, birth certificate, provisional or full driving licence, student ID or Oyster photo card).
    • Essay (up to 500 words): We get hundreds of applications for our bursary places each year. We use the essay system to decide which students to give places to, so please take your time writing it. You should explain why you want a place on the course, what you think you would gain from attending and what you hope to achieve by doing it.
  3. 3. Deadlines

    Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

    • GCSE and A Level Summer Refresher Courses: Thursday 1st August 2024

    Please note: we don’t look at applications or decide who to give places to until after the application deadline.

Criteria & Eligibility Check

You only need to supply evidence from one of the bursary criteria you meet.

Bursary Eligibility Criteria Supporting Evidence
You receive a 16 to 19 Bursary or Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) or Discretionary Learner Support (FE 19+).

Please provide an official letter confirming your award for the academic year ‘2022-2023’ or ‘2023-2024’.

You receive Free School Meals.

Please provide a letter from your school/college confirming you receive free school meals (local authority funded only).

You live with a family member in receipt of Child Tax Credit where you are named on the award and the household income as stated on the award is less than £35k.

Please provide a Tax Credit Award Notice for ‘2022-23’ or ‘2023-2024’ which must include the pages showing total household income (less than 35k) and the section where you are named. Please ensure you provide both these pages or your application will be rejected.

You receive a full rate Maintenance Grant* (or equivalent for Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).

Please provide a Student Finance or Student Awards Agency Scotland award letter for the academic year ‘2022-23’ or ‘2023-2024’ which includes the page which shows the means tested grant element and not only tuition fee or maintenance loans. *If your course started after August 2016 and you are in receipt of a Student Finance England award under the new funding rules, evidence of a FULL RATE maintenance loan will be accepted.

You receive Income Support, Job Seeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance.

Please provide an award letter from a UK Jobcentre Plus dated 2023 or 2024.

You receive Universal Credit.

Please provide your award notice for ‘2022-23’ or ‘2023-2024’.

You live with a parent/guardian in receipt of Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Income-based Employment and Support Allowance.

Please provide an award letter from a UK Jobcentre Plus dated 2023 or 2024. For JSA and ESA please supply the full letter, not just the front page.

You live with a parent/guardian in receipt of Universal Credit where the household income as stated on the award is less than £35k.

Please provide an award notice for ‘2022-23’ or ‘2023-2024’.

You receive an equivalent benefit in another EU state.

Please provide an award letter from a relevant government agency plus a translation into English, both dated 2023 or 2024.

You live with a parent/guardian in receipt of Asylum Support.

Please provide an Asylum Support award letter, dated 2023 or 2024.

Bursary Application Form

Bursary Application Summer 2024

Maximum file size: 10MB

Maximum file size: 10MB

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Frequently Asked Questions

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I don’t fall under any of the eligibility categories – can I still apply?

Our full list of eligibility criteria can be found above. Unfortunately, if you don’t fall into any of these categories you are unable to apply for our bursary places.

Do I need to submit separate applications for different courses?

Yes, each course you are applying for requires a separate bursary application. You can apply for a maximum of three courses. If you apply for more than three courses your applications will not be considered.

When will I hear back about whether my application was successful?

We sort through all bursary applications after the application deadline. This means you will hear back about whether your application was successful within a week of the deadline passing.

Why didn’t I get offered a place?

Demand for our bursary spaces is high – especially on courses such as A Level maths. As much as we would like to, we can’t give a place to everyone that applies.

Is there a waiting list for bursary students?

Yes, for each course there is a waiting list of bursary students in case the students who were offered the bursary places fail to book the course in time.

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