Student Financial Support

Struggling with Money?

Struggling with Money?

If you've got money worries, we may be able to help.

Help with living costs

Are you in financial difficulty? We may be able to offer:

  • a short-term, interest-free emergency loan
  • an assessment to receive extra money

What do we mean by financial hardship?

If you find yourself struggling to make ends meet and you're unable to cover essential, day-to-day living costs.

Before you apply for assistance, you must have accessed all other sources of funding available to you. This includes using savings and taking out an interest free overdraft if you're eligible. The University funds are discretionary, and there is no guarantee that you'll receive funding. If you're eligible to receive help, you might receive either a non-repayable award or a loan.

Still not sure whether to make an application?

You may feel that there are more deserving cases than yours, and that you should not submit an application. However, the funds are intended to assist as many students as possible. Our assessment process will determine the level of assistance to offer to you.  

Financial assistance may be available for UK, non-UK, EU and international students. Read more about Student Financial Support Fund and Financial Assistance Fund‌ (Word: 35.7KB).


Emergency loans

If you run out money and can't cover your living costs, we may be able to provide a short-term, interest free, emergency loan.

We'll usually only provide one emergency loan in any academic year, and we don't offer them during the summer vacation. They usually need to be repaid. They can't assist with ongoing or long-term financial difficulties, but we have other funding that might be able to help with this.

Before applying, you must read our 2022/23 Emergency Loan T&Cs (PDF: 132KB).

Need help with debts, benefits or consumer matters?

We don't provide advice about benefit eligibility, debt management or consumer matters. If you need help with any of these issues, contact the Student Advice Centre at the Students' Union, or an external organisation.

Making your money go further

Find out how you can make the most of your money: