The fund is now open for applications for 2023/24.
Support may be available for students facing hardship.
If you're in receipt of DSA, you may be eligible for a £200 laptop contribution.
If you have been recommended an Educational Psychologist Assessment, and the contribution will cause financial difficulties.
The Energy Bursary is for students living in a property for which they pay energy bills. This can either be mortgaged or privately rented, but cannot be halls of residence or the parental home. If you would like to apply, please complete the Energy Bursary application form.
This is a discretionary bursary, so a payment is not guaranteed, but in cases where an application is successful, any money awarded would be non-repayable.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
If you are a student in receipt of the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) and have paid the £200 laptop contribution, this can be reclaimed using the DSA laptop fund application form.
The completed form, and supporting documents should be returned to email@example.com.
Please note - in order to be eligible to apply for the £200 DSA contribution, you must have taken any Maintenance Loan entitlement from Student Finance England. If there are any questions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Hardship Fund is for International students living in the UK and on a current course, who have encountered unexpected financial difficulties that have occurred since the start of their course.
To apply for the Fund, students must first have an appointment with a student finance adviser from the Student Finance Office. Please make an appointment by following this link: Student Finance Office
Applicants will be provided with an application form at the appointment with the student finance adviser
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that unforeseen financial difficulties have occurred after you started your course with adequate funds arranged to cover tuition fees and living costs.
Students can only apply once in an academic year unless there is a significant change in their personal circumstances.
The Fund is discretionary so an application may not be successful.
Students must be up to date with tuition fee payments to be considered for the Fund. Any other outstanding debt must be repaid before applying to the Fund, or a payment plan must have been agreed with the University.
The level of award will be judged on a case by case basis. Awards are intended to meet immediate short term living costs.
Applicants will be required to provide the following:-
If you are registered with Disability Services and it is recommended that you undertake an Educational Psychologist Assessment to determine whether you have a specific learning difficulty, you may be eligible for support with the student contribution. You can apply for financial support with the cost of the assessment using the Educational Psychologist Assessment Contribution application form.
Please note that the fund is means tested and you should apply to the fund ahead of paying the contribution or within 28 days of paying the contribution. To be eligible to apply for this contribution, you must have taken any Maintenance Loan entitlement from Student Finance England.
The completed form and supporting documents should be sent to the Student Finance Team.
If you have any questions, please email the Student Finance Team.