Definition of bursary
1 : the treasury of a college or monastery
2 British : a monetary grant to a needy student : scholarship
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UCL has also frozen its lowest rents for 2016/17 and is offering £350,000 in accommodation bursaries to its 2016/17 residents.
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Origin and Etymology of bursary
Medieval Latin bursaria, from bursa
First Known Use: 1695See Words from the same year
BURSARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bursary for English Language Learners
: an amount of money that a student is given to help pay for college or university study : a scholarship or grant
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