Services for Students

Support funds

If you’re experiencing financial hardship whilst studying at the University of Nottingham, we want to do all we can to support you.  

On this webpage, you’ll find details of the support funds available to you. Make sure you read through the information carefully, including the evidence required to support your application. We want to process applications as quickly as possible – a full picture of your financial situation helps us get funds where they are needed most.  

I have read the below information. What evidence do I need to apply? 

  • Tenancy agreement – make sure this is for the relevant academic year and shows the cost of rent and length of your tenancy 
  • Transaction and daily balance printouts for all bank accounts you have in your name (and, if applicable, any partner’s accounts). These need to cover the two-month period prior to submitting your application 
  • Proof of funding (e.g. student loan, stipend, NHS bursary, etc.) 
  • If you have a maintenance loan from Student Finance, please provide a printout of an instalment going into your bank account 
  • Where relevant, proof of childcare costs - you should use our template letter for your provider 
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Use this button to apply for the Student Hardship Fund or Childcare Support Fund

 

 The above evidence should be uploaded as pdf documents. For further information – including relevant letters and additional documentation that may be relevant to your circumstances - please read our guidance.

The Student Hardship Fund

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

Eligibility

  • 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 on your eligibility can be found on our guidance notes.

 

The Childcare Support Fund

This fund has been set up to contribute to essential registered childcare for students and research students struggling to meet costs whilst they are studying.

Eligibility

  • All University of Nottingham students and research students registered and attending a course in the UK

Further information on your eligibility can be found on our guidance notes.

 

The Student Crisis Fund

This fund can provide small, interest-free loans to students and research students experiencing financial difficulties because of an unexpected change in their circumstances after admission to the university.

How to apply

Unlike the above funds, please contact our Funding and Financial Support team to discuss your circumstances. If you are eligible for the Student Crisis Fund, the team will provide you with the application to apply.

  • All University of Nottingham students and research students registered and attending a course in the UK
 

Further information

Student Services

University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD

Please see our need help page for telephone and online contact points