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Financial support

If you experience financial difficulties that impact on your studies, you may be able to apply for financial support. The University has a number of bursaries and interest-free loans to assist with study and living costs.


You can apply for support more than once during your studies to help in emergencies or financial difficulty. This support is not intended as a regular source of income or for payment of fees.

Financial support can be used for essential living and study expenses including:

  • textbooks, readers and journals
  • bond and rent payments
  • phone, electricity and gas bills
  • medical and dental bills
  • travel and accommodation costs for compulsory placements.

Bursaries and loans will not be provided for:

  • payment of HECS or tuition fees including Summer/Winter School fees
  • payment of compulsory subscriptions
  • purchase of cars
  • holidays
  • financial penalties such as traffic and library fines.

Types of support available

Interest free loans are available to help cover your living and study expenses, and will need to be repaid.

Bursaries are awarded to domestic students on the basis of financial need, through trusts set up by private benefactors or the University. There are two types of bursaries available – general bursaries and advertised bursaries.

If you receive a bursary, you do not need to pay it back. However, we do encourage you to make a donation later (once you have graduated and found employment) to ensure future students also have access to this financial support.

Financial Support Service

Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus
9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday
Last updated: 13 February 2017


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