About this fund
The Student Support Fund is a university fund available to 'Home' undergraduate students studying on all undergraduate courses including those funded by the NHS.
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 when you apply. 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 (Undergraduates) if you are:
- an undergraduate student
- normally resident in the UK
- eligible for funding as a Home student
- in receipt of the maximum statutory funding to which you are entitled.
How to apply
You can download an application pack (Microsoft Word).
Or you can collect a form from any of the Student Advice Service offices.
Braille or audio versions are also available (please allow two weeks from request).
You can only apply for the fund once each academic year, and you must be fully enrolled at the university before applying.
You must apply by a certain date:
- Final year and PGCE students: 3 May 2019
- New and continuing students: 7 June 2019
Find out more
For an application pack or advice about your application, please contact the Student Advice Service.