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Rather than let money problems interfere with your studies, the University administers a scheme designed to help lighten the finanicial burden some students may experience.

Student Support Fund

The Student Support Fund (SSF) is provided by the University to help students who have genuine and unavoidable financial difficulties and are struggling with their living costs despite having received all financial support available to them.

Please note that the SSF cannot be used in any circumstances to help fund tuition fees.

The SSF is open to all students, however a UK student must have taken all the statutory support available to them, and all other students must demonstrate that they made adequate realistic provision for their studies before embarking on their course.

All awards made from the SSF will be means-tested, therefore some applications will be unsuccessful. Any award granted will be paid as a non-repayable cash bursary into the student’s nominated bank account. Students may receive up to £3,000 in any academic year.

Applications for support can be made at any time during your academic year provided that you are a registered student.  The fund will therefore close for undergraduate applications at 17:00 on Friday 21 June 2019. Postgraduates may continue to apply until 17:00 on Friday 27 September 2019. The fund is likely to reopen to all students on Monday 30 September 2019.

Learn more about the Student Support Fund