Definition of “bursary” - English Dictionary

“bursary” in English

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bursarynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɜː.sər.i/ us /ˈbɝː.sɚ.i/ UK

Examples from literature

  • He gained a bursary at Aberdeen, where he studied. 
  • He was a peasant lad, a penniless bursary student at Edinburgh University. 
  • There he was considered an excellent Latin scholar, and gained high honour by a contest with a candidate twice as old as himself, by which he obtained a bursary. 

(Definition of “bursary” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“bursary” in Business English

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bursarynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɜːsəri/ us FINANCE

the financial office of a college, school, or university:

Please send outstanding invoices to Ms Green at the Bursary, West House.

UK a sum of money given to a person by an organization, such as a university, to pay for them to study:

You may be eligible to receive a bursary.
training/travel/maintenance bursary You can apply for a training bursary to cover the cost of attending the course.

(Definition of “bursary” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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