I'm posting on behalf of a friend who is due to start a PGCE in Science this year. He was under the impression that the £26k bursary was a fixed amount for everyone, but he's just been told by Student Finance that it's means tested and will depend on his wife's income. They've also told him that he has to apply for it through his university, but the university say he has to go through Student Finance! Can anyone shed any light on this please? Is the bursary means tested or not, and how does he apply for it?