We understand that you may experience financial difficulties during your time at MDX. We're here to help you and have a wide variety of additional financial support options to fund or part-fund your education.
The Summer Support Fund is available for students with an immediate need of money for living costs, to continue studying or an emergency. It covers UK,EU and International students studying full- or part-time
Applications for the fund are assessed on individual financial need. Successful applications typically receive £200 - £500. The money is not repayable.
The Summer Support Fund is open from April until August, or until funds are exhausted.
You should apply with evidence if:
And you are:
You can apply to this fund for financial help with needs including food, utility bills, rent, interim payments while you await benefits, and technology costs for online learning. The fund cannot be used to cover your Tuition Fees.
Applications are assessed as quickly as possible.
Successful applications will receive a payment from the fund between 7 and 10 working days after the completed application, including the required documentation (typically a bank account), has been received.
Payments made from the University bank account can take up to a further 3 working days to appear in bank accounts.
Many UK and EU students are eligible to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate loans to help meet tuition and living costs.
If you are struggling with payments or need help to meet extra costs, the Student Support Fund can help you out.
We have a range of scholarships to support students from different backgrounds and as a celebration of academic achievement.
There are also busaries and funding available for PGCE students.
If you are an International student from the USA, you might be entitled for the US loan.
As an NHS student, you could be eligible for claiming your travel and accommodation expenses when travelling for placement and practice opportunities.
Benefit regulations are complicated and only a few groups of students can claim benefits. For example, people with children and people with a disability.
There are restrictions on when you can claim benefits, so it is important that you report all changes in circumstances.
Have a look through our guides for more information and guidance
There can be a lot to think about when moving into a new property and Housing Law can be complicated, so it is important that you know your rights.
We have put together a number of advice guides as well as those from Gov.uk that can help you understand the details of renting a home:
Our Welfare team can also talk through your options if you're still not sure.
If you are threatened with eviction there are strict procedures that landlords must follow for the eviction to be legal. The procedures vary depending on the type of tenancy agreement you have and the terms of the agreement.
Contact your Local Authority for more information.
The charity Shelter also run an independent and free housing advice helpline: 0808 800 4444
The Money Tips for Graduates Advice Tool is designed to help final year students prepare for their next steps after graduating.
They provide simple checklists with top tips to help you plan for your next goal whether that's getting a job, going travelling or continuing on into further education.
The following services and organisations specialise in helping you manage your money, from savings and budgeting to student discounts and funding: