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Funding and financial support

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.

Summer Support Fund

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.

Closing date for applications

The Summer Support Fund is open from April until August, or until funds are exhausted.

You should apply with evidence if:

  • You are in need of financial assistance
  • You need extra financial help to meet costs not covered by other support sources
  • You need help to continue learning online or study reassessments/deferrals
  • You have a financial emergency and you are at risk of leaving your studies
  • You have incurred immediate and unplanned expenses due to COVID-19.

And you are:

  • Enrolled on an undergraduate or taught postgraduate programme
  • Enrolled on a research programme (except writing up perio)
  • Interrupting your studies because exams/classes are postponed due to the pandemic and progression is not currently possible
  • Not enrolled and studying a deferral and/or reassessment to submit this academic year to progress to the next level or complete your studies
  • Have a UK bank account including banking Apps such as Monzo or Revolut.

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.

Response times

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.

How to apply

Applications need to be made through our Welfare team by:

Tel: 020 8411 3008

Online enquiry

Make a phone appointment (remember to include your phone number).

Loans, scholarships and bursaries

Tuition and maintenance loans

Many UK and EU students are eligible to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate loans to help meet tuition and living costs.

See what support is available

Student Support Fund

If you are struggling with payments or need help to meet extra costs, the Student Support Fund can help you out.

Check your eligibility

Scholarships and bursaries

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.

Choose a scholarship or bursary

US loans

If you are an International student from the USA, you might be entitled for the US loan.

Find out more

NHS travel expenses

As an NHS student, you could be eligible for claiming your travel and accommodation expenses when travelling for placement and practice opportunities.

See how to claim

Welfare benefits

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

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