Financial Assistance Fund

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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.

Who is eligible?

Students can only apply for the Fund once they have registered and started their course. It is available to:

  • UK (home) students only.
  • Both full-time and part-time UK/home students.
  • Both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

What is it?

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.

How do I apply?

Students who are currently registered at the University can find out more about the Financial Assistance Fund, including links to the application forms, from the Student intranet:

If you have any queries about the application process, please email

Please Note

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.

Applications are processed in date order and once funds are exhausted, no further awards are made.

When is the deadline?

Applications for the 19/20 academic year are open.

You can apply for help at any time throughout the academic year until the advertised deadlines. Application deadlines vary by course and year of study.


The service has helped me so much this year and I’m not sure how I would of financially coped without it, I would of been under a lot of stress. I think the application is very good as it helped me to analyse myself how much I’ve spent during term time and also clearly shows me my incomes and outcomes . I am so glad Bristol Uni provides this service!