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Student support fund

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Student Support Funds are hardship funds for those who need financial support with living costs or who are experiencing financial hardship.

Applications are assessed based on individual need. The funds are open to UK and EU students funded by Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland or the Student Awards Agency For Scotland. You must be receiving an element of living cost support, rather than just tuition fees.

If you are an EU or international student experiencing unexpected hardship, you may be eligible to apply: please contact the Student Centre first.

The Student Support Fund is intended to help with living costs, not with the payment of tuition fees.

All awards are in the form of a grant and we could help you with:

  • general living costs
  • accommodation costs
  • travel costs
  • childcare costs

You won't have to repay the money.

Childcare Bursary
All students with children, regardless of nationality or residency, can apply for the Childcare Bursary of £500 per child, providing your child is in Ofsted-registered childcare.


Download the Student Support Fund application and guidance (PDF) form for full instructions.

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