Services for Students

External sources of funding

Educational trusts and charities may offer financial assistance to home, EU and international students. These funds often have very specific criteria that you must meet in order to receive their help.

  • Full scholarships are rare, due to the large number of people applying each year 
  • You will usually have to provide evidence that you have tried all other sources of financial help when you apply
  • Funding is very rarely awarded without proof that you have the rest of the money needed to complete your course

The links below are for specialised web sites where you can search for further information. This isn't an exhaustive list and you may want to search for further support. Make sure to check criteria carefully before applying for any funds to make sure you are eligible, although be mindful that meeting the eligibility criteria does not necessarily mean your application will be successful. We recommend that you have a contingency plan should you application be unsuccessful. Some funds will require you to provide a referee.   

Please note: The University is not responsible for the content of external websites or externally-administered funds, and a link to such a website does not necessarily imply an endorsement of its content.

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Individual charities and trusts offering support :

Leverhulme Trust

Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Medicine and Veterinary students

Royal Medical Benevolent Fund Medical students

Cavell Nurses Trust Nursing students

Student Health Association Students with disabilities

Pharmacist Support Pharmacy students

Armed Forces Bereavement Scholarship Scheme Bereaved service children

Severn Trent Support schemes for water bills







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