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Saturday 20 January

Student Money Advice Service

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Student Funds

Learning Support Fund

We provide specialist impartial and confidential information and advice about all aspects of student money issues including budgeting and money management.

If you're experiencing financial difficulties you may be eligible to apply for one of our funds.

We advise you to take the time to read the information below about the eligibility criteria regarding the relevant fund before filling in the application form.

Please note that funds may be awarded in-kind (in the form of a direct payment for goods or services rather than a direct payment to the student).

The Learning Support Fund is designed to help eligible students from less well-off households with study related costs. All awards are in the form of a non-repayable grant and students can apply via a simple form below.

Students can apply for a non-repayable grant(s) from one of the following bursaries to help towards a variety of study related costs:

  • Diagnostic assessment/DSA 200 equipment top-up Bursary
  • Technology Enhancement Bursary (PC/Laptop etc)
  • Field Trip/Placement Travel Bursary
  • Study Abroad Bursary
  • Student Enhancement Bursary (conferences, voluntary work, journal subscriptions etc)

What we will support is not exhaustive and you are advised to make an application or speak to the Student Money Advice Service about your need.

Learning Support Fund Application Form

Hardship Fund

The Hardship Fund is designed to help students who have made adequate provision to cover the majority of their living and study costs but through no fault of their own are experiencing hardship.

Eligibility criteria applies and students are advised to read the Frequently Asked Questions carefully before applying.

Hardship Fund Application Form

Student Emergency Loans

It's important that as a student you learn how to manage your money effectively. Our Student Money Advice Service can help you with various techniques about budgeting and money management. However, if you're experiencing a financial crisis you may be eligible to apply for a short term, low value loan.

Please note that this loan may be awarded in the form of a direct payment for goods or services (not always as a BACS payment direct to the student).

How do I apply?

Please download the application form, complete it and email it to us as soon as possible.

Send your completed application form to

Please note: If you require assistance to complete your application form, please contact the Student Money Advice Service.