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You can request an application form and further details on the application process by completing the online enquiry form below. The enquiry form only takes a couple of minutes to complete and you will receive an email, including an application form, once completed.

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If you have any questions regarding the enquiry form or application process then please contact the Funding Team.

Once you complete your application form and gather together the required supporting evidence it can be submitted by email to the Funding Team at

Your application will be checked to assess whether we need any further information or documentation. If we do require further information, we will inform you by email to your University email address.

You will need to check your University email account regularly to prevent unnecessary delays in your application. You must tell us if your University email account is suspended.


You can apply at any point during your academic year but you must be fully registered on your course (unless you are currently an external or suspended student). You must make your application with all necessary evidence by the last day of your personal academic year.

You cannot a make second application in any one study year. However, if there has been significant change in your financial circumstances, you may ask for a review of your application. You can ask for a review whether or not you were initially awarded a grant. If the review finds any additional financial need then you may be awarded a grant (or an increase to your initial grant). You can ask for a review up until the last day of your academic year. If you would like to have a previous application reviewed then please complete the above enquiry form indicating that you have previously applied to the fund.


If your course has a summer vacation you will not usually be considered for help during this period unless you are in one of the following categories:

  • You have dependent children (you should already have applied for all available benefits).
  • You are unable to work due to illness.
  • You are unable to work due to a disability (you should already have applied for all available benefits).
  • You are a care leaver.
  • You are estranged from both your parents or your guardian(s) and you have no support from your family, or, you have been granted independent status by the Student Loans Company due to estrangement.
  • You have been a Foyer Scheme resident, or participated in a similar scheme for homeless people.
  • You have a financial emergency
  • You are unable to meet course-related costs that are essential to continue your studies

Students with August resits can find information on funding for the resit period on this Examinations webpage.

You can apply for summer costs at any time during your vacation period.