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Student IT Scheme

Student IT Scheme

The Student IT Scheme helps students without access to computer facilities or internet connection required to complete their studies.

We can help by offering a laptop loan (or a grant to purchase a suitable device for students based outside of the UK) and/or a grant of up to £200 to purchase internet access. If you require support accessing software necessary for a certain course please see the information at

Who is eligible?

To make sure students who really need support receive this help, you should meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Entered the University via the PARTNERS or Realising Opportunities supported entry route
  • Students with an individual Student Support Plan (SSP)
  • Students whose families are in receipt of low-income benefits
  • Disabled students
  • Students in receipt of a sanctuary scholarship
  • UG students in receipt of an income assessed loan from the Student Loans Company
  • Care leavers
  • Estranged students
  • Students in receipt of the University hardship funding or an Opportunity Scholarship
  • Students in receipt of income assessed NHS funding
  • Carers
  • Postgraduate Research (PGR) students

If you don’t meet any of the criteria but have a genuine need for support, you can complete the application form, selecting “none of the above” and giving details of your reason for applying.

How to apply

Please note: this scheme closes to new applications on Friday 7 May 2021

Students who meet the eligibility criteria, or who have a genuine need for support, can apply by completing the Student IT Scheme Application Form. The application form requires your University login and you must be a registered student to apply.

Each application will be assessed on a case by case basis. Please only apply if you really need help, if you access support and don’t really need it, you may deprive someone who does.

If you have any queries about your eligibility or need help to complete the form please email

Check the Eligibility Criteria