Services for Students

Funding and Financial Support

The Funding and Financial Support team at Nottingham provides information and advice on most aspects of student finance to both current and prospective students and administers a range of funding schemes such as bursaries, scholarships and support funds.

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Support funds
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Managing your money
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Factsheets and forms

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Core Bursary Third Instalment Payment Date

The third instalment of the Core Bursary is due to be disbursed from the university on the 27th April 2023. The payments take around 3-4 working days to hit students bank accounts so you can expect to receive your payment on or around 3rd May 2023

Office for Students (OfS) Cost of Living Hardship Bursary

The Office for Students has recently announced £15m of funding to support students across the UK experiencing financial hardship due to the Cost of Living crisis. To ensure the University distributes its allocation of funds to those most at need, we will be awarding a one-off bursary of £150 to students who successfully apply to the Student Hardship Fund in the 2022/23 academic year.

How do I apply for the OfS Cost of Living Hardship Bursary?

You don’t apply directly to the fund. To be eligible to receive the OfS Cost of Living Hardship Bursary you must successfully apply to the University’s Student Hardship Fund in 2022/23. If you have already received a Student Hardship Fund award in 2022/23 (and are still a registered, active student) you don’t need to do anything further – we will be in touch with you about the award.

What if I haven’t yet applied to the Student Hardship Fund

If you are already claiming all the support you are eligible for from the Government – including the student loan – but are still struggling to make ends meet, you may be eligible to apply to the Student Hardship Fund.

 What are the Student Hardship Fund Eligibility criteria?

The following groups of students are eligible to apply:

  • University of Nottingham home students  
  • University of Nottingham home research students
  • University of Nottingham international students and research students in their final year of study or research (not thesis pending periods). You may also be eligible if you have experienced an unexpected change in circumstances since the academic year started, that has impacted your finances. 

Further information about eligibility can be found in our guidance notes.

Applications are assessed on an individual basis – a successful outcome isn’t guaranteed. 



Learning and Development Opportunities Fund

Short-term funding is available for taught students to support learning and development opportunities. Students can apply for £250 for an opportunity taking place before April 2024.

 We have received a high volume of applications, and the funding has now expired.

 If you have any queries about the fund please email





Student Loan Maintenance Payment Delay

Student Finance have experienced an external technical issue that will delay maintenance payments for a selection of students. Impacted students will be sent an SMS to inform them that will say:Due to an external technical issue, your payment which was due to reach you on Tuesday 2nd May will now reach you on Wednesday 3rd May.

Student Loan application deadline

The deadline for Student Loans Company applications relating to the current academic year is Wednesday 31 May.

You must apply for Student Loans Company (SLC) funding for the current academic year within nine months of the first day of the academic year. This makes the deadline for 2022/23 funding Wednesday 31 May for undergraduate students who started their course in September 2022.

SLC Phising Emails

There are regular phishing emails which look like they are from the Student Loans Company (SLC) OR the University being sent to students.

Remember the SLC and the University will NEVER email you with a link asking for your login or bank account details. 

Please do not respond but forward the email to or the University's IT Service Desk.


Download our Funding FAQ factsheet (2022 Funding information for home fee status undergraduate students)






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