Financial Assistance Fund

FUND UPDATE - 11th April 2019

At the end of January the two schemes that fund the following groups of students were temporarily suspended: 

  • Postgraduate Students (excluding final year integrated Masters students) 
  • Undergraduate Students who fall into the following categories:
    • students in their NHS funded years
    • part-time students
    • second-degree students
    • PGCE students
    • students who started their course prior to 2006

We are pleased to announce that it has been possible to re-open the affected schemes.

If you were affected by this and continue to have a financial need, please consider applying to the appropriate fund. If you have any queries about the application process, please email

Financial Assistance Fund

The Financial Assistance Fund is a discretionary fund to provide financial assistance to home (UK) students in order to help them access and remain in Higher Education. The fund supports students who need extra financial help to meet costs that are not met from other sources of support, or students who have particular financial emergencies and as a result are at risk of leaving Higher Education.

The Fund exists to help any eligible student in financial difficulty, however, we can't guarantee there will be sufficient funds to meet every application we receive or all the costs a student might apply for. The Fund should not be seen as a main source of funding.

The Fund does not take into account or make an award to help with tuition fee costs. The exception is part-time undergraduate students who started their course before 2012 who may be eligible to apply for the Additional Fee Support Scheme.

Students can only apply to the Fund once they have registered and started their course.

Current students

Students who are currently registered at the University can find out more about the Financial Assistance Fund from the Student intranet: