Financial Support Service

About us

Student Financial Support, within the Scholarships and Financial Support Service, provides support to degree students who are experiencing financial difficulty and whose academic work may suffer as a result.

Interest-free loan and bursary assistance is intended to help students in emergencies so that they can maintain a reasonable standard of living. However, support cannot be provided as a regular source of income.

Students may apply for support more than once during their degree.

We are able to assist students with a number of essential living and study expenses, such as:

  • Textbooks, readers, journals
  • Bond, rent in advance, and rent arrears
  • Phone, electricity, and gas bills
  • Medical and dental bills
  • Travel and accommodation costs for compulsory placements.

We are unable to assist with the following:

  • Payment of compulsory subscriptions
  • Payment of HECS or tuition fees including Summer/Winter School fees
  • Purchase of cars
  • Holidays
  • Financial penalties (traffic and library fines)

Assistance takes around 4 to 10 days to be approved, processed and placed into your bank account.

If you would like to contact the Financial Support Service please email us at .

What to do if you have a complaint

If you would like to make a complaint about the Scholarships and Financial Support Service you can email the .