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Student Support Fund

What is the Student support fund?

The Student Support Fund is provided by Middlesex University to help students who are experiencing financial difficulties and particularly those students who need help to meet extra costs not met from other sources of support.  The fund can also be used to help alleviate unexpected financial hardship.

The fund provides Grants (non-repayable awards/ money you do not have to pay back) of between £200 and £2,500, with applications assessed on individual need. The average award is £250 and is based on the shortfall between income and outgoings.  However, students in their final year or those with additional study costs, such as childcare, are more likely to receive more than those who have fewer outgoings

You can apply annually, and you can also make a second application if your circumstances change resulting in financial difficulties within an academic year.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to apply for the Student Support Fund if you are:

  • enrolled on an Undergraduate or Postgraduate programme
  • normally resident in the UK
  • studying at least 30 credits on any year of the programme
  • are eligible for and receiving your maximum statutory funding entitlement e.g. Student Finance England maintenance loan and/or NHS bursary (for Undergraduate and eligible Postgraduate student)

When can I apply?

The student support fund is now open and applications can be submitted by following the instructions below. The deadline for receipt of completed application forms (with all necessary documentary evidence) will be midnight on Friday 16th April 2021.

If you are facing unforeseen or unexpected financial difficulties please do contact our student welfare advice team by:

  • Calling 020 8411 3008 between 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm Monday to Friday
  • Submit an enquiry (use the subject Student Welfare Advice in the enquiry)
  • Use the live chat function

How can I apply?

All applications to the student support fund must be made electronically and via the steps below. In addition all supporting documents must be attached to the application form and submitted electronically.

Please note  - we cannot accept applications via email.

Step 1: Read the guidance notes and gather electronic copies of all of the necessary supporting documents.  It is recommended that you submit the application with all supporting evidence in one go. We would therefore advise that you gather, scan and save all your supporting evidence on your computer and then upload the evidence to the application as you complete the form.

Step 2: Complete a copy of the electronic application form, attaching all necessary documentation before you submit your application. If you do need to submit any additional evidence or check on your application at a later stage, please see “Already submitted an application?” below.

Step 3: On submission, your request will be logged on our enquiry system and you will see a popup success message along with a reference number. You will also receive an email as confirmation of receipt, to your university email account from Unihelp.

Step 4: The student financial support team will aim to contact you within 24 hours to give you an indication of how long it will take to check your application. At certain times of the year (and specifically November, December and April when we receive the most applications) it may take up to 3 weeks for your application to be initially considered.  Check your university email account and look for an email from Unihelp with this update.

Step 5: Your application will be checked and assessed and if we require further information we will contact you.  If your application is unsuccessful (which means that a payment will not be paid to you as your income is deemed sufficient to cover your essential expenditure) we will let you know as soon as possible. If your application is successful we will confirm any payment to be made and an associated payment plan, if the award is to be paid in instalments.

All communication will be via email from UniHelp.

Now you have read all about the fund, click below to complete and submit the form.

You can only submit an application on a desktop or laptop and use  Mozilla Firefox or Chrome to complete the form. Do not complete the form on a smartphone or tablet.

Student Support Fund Form

Already submitted an application?

If you have already submitted an application and need to attach additional documentation or view any updates, please log in to myUniHub, your online portal (under the MyForms tab). You will be able to access your open Student Support Fund at the bottom of the page”.

Student Support Fund – General Eligibility 

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