About this fund
The Student Support Fund (postgraduates) is a university fund available to ‘Home’ postgraduate students studying on all postgraduate courses.
It is a non-repayable grant awarded to students who need extra financial support with living costs or who are experiencing financial hardship. You can apply to this fund during any and every year of study. The fund is open to full and part-time students.
How are applications assessed?
Applications are assessed based on individual need and financial circumstances over the whole year, however the Funds Panel will consider exceptional circumstances on a discretionary basis. Evidence will be required.
Any award that is granted will usually first be used to cover any existing university debt you may have. Any remaining balance will be paid directly into your bank account either as a lump sum or in termly instalments, depending on your circumstances.
Who is eligible
You are eligible to apply for the Student Support Fund (Postgraduates) if you are:
- a postgraduate student
- normally resident in the UK.
NB: In most circumstances we would expect an applicant to be in receipt of the full statutory funding to which they are entitled to claim.
How to apply
You can download an application pack (Microsoft Word).
- Continuing postgraduate students can apply from Monday 11 September 2023
- New postgraduate students can apply from Monday 25 September 2023
You must apply by 7 June 2024 or two months before your course end date, whichever is earlier.