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Funding and financial support

If you have an unexpected financial emergency and you are at risk of leaving your studies, please contact the Student Welfare Advice Team (SWAT) for an appointment.

Get in touch with the student fees and finance team at MDX if you need support whilst studying here.

  • Funding Support

Exceptional Costs Fund

If you have an unexpected financial emergency and you are at risk of leaving your studies, please contact the Student Welfare Advice Team (SWAT) for an appointment.

Book SWAT appointment

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

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


We have our own MDX employment agency, with loads of jobs at the uni and in the local area, helping you earn extra cash and gain valuable experience.

See what support is available

Government support

Although, not directly targeted towards students, there are many Government funds to help with things such as childcare, energy bills, and housing, which you may be eligible to apply for.

View available Government funds

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. if you do not have the funds for initial travelling to placements, please utilise the Living Costs Fund.

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.

Have a look through our guides for more information and guidance

  • Reducing cost of studying

Hunter and Ajay tell us about support that is available from the uni to help you get through the cost of living crisis. Studying can be expensive and we want you to have the help you need to get the most out of your time at Middlesex.

We have introduced the following to help your money go further:

  • We have long committed to offering free printing for academic purposes for all students, which saves on average £100 per year, per student. We also do not require any printing as part of your course
  • We offer free laptops for loan for students on campus and last year we invested in 1,000 additional laptops for students during the pandemic. We also offer access to wide range of software via AppsAnywhere and Splashtop
  • Did you know our on campus library is open for you 24/7? We also have an online library collection, as well as a wealth of etextbooks, library guides, and journals that you can access from home. We've made sure our library collection has a copy of every core book you need for your modules, and everything on your reading list. If we don't have it, let us know and we'll get a copy
  • To help ensure that you can get a hot meal when coming to campus, we are serving free breakfasts and dinners twice a week from the hot food counter in the Quad. Porridge will be served on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 11am and vegetable gumbo will be served on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. You can also find a number of other discounts and promotions via the Food on Campus UniHub page.
  • Download the Too Good To Go mobile app which lets you buy fresh, quality food for a fraction of the price. You can pick food up from catering outlets across campus
  • We also have microwaves and hot water dispensers available for students to allow you to bring your own food from home. These are available in CG42, College Building and the cafe in the Sheppard Library.
  • We've found hundreds of study/social spaces across London that you can access as an MDX student. This could help save you time and money on travel costs for days when you don’t need to be on campus. Check out the Maps tile on MDXapp and click 'off campus'
  • We have a reduced gym membership available for you at the Fitness Pod. This includes free gym classes, and access to gym equipment and facilities
  • On average, a student who utilises the services of the Kit Hub will save over £3,000 each year of study throughout their time at Middlesex - this is compared to the cost of accessing the same equipment elsewhere
  • We run some amazing social, developmental and wellbeing events that you can join for free throughout the year. Find out more on UniHub
  • Any costs as part of your programme are clearly stated within your programme handbook (accessible within MyLearning), so you can plan ahead for any required costs.
  • Middlesex has linked up with Housing Hand to provide a discounted Guarantor service for anyone who needs help getting a guarantor for private rented accommodation.
  • You can request free sanitary products at the following locations: MDXSU reception, main Quad reception, UniHelp.
  • Take what you need- Period products are now available for free at Quad reception and MDXSU reception. Find out more here.
  • Tips and advice to save money

  • If you've moved away from home for your studies, you may not need to get a separate TV license. If you're using a device that is not plugged in, then you can be covered by an existing home TV license. All details on the TV Licensing website.
  • Check out the Student Discount you can get on Apple Products
  • If you need a new laptop, Dell are giving a student discount
  • Get 30% off travelcards and bus + tram passes with the student oyster discount card. This may not be worth getting if you are only travelling a few days a week, as you only get the discounts on the travelcards (which assume frequent usage)
  • Free MS Office suite is also available to all students - so you don't need to pay for your own licenses
  • Purchase second hand textbooks -  these are both sustainable and affordable
  • Amazon and Spotify offer student discounts on all of their annual and monthly plans
  • Apply for a Totum card for discounts and offers on a wide range of top brands and local shops. MyUniDays is also great for online discounts and costs nothing to use.
  • Keep an eye on the Money Saving Expert Student Guides for advice and tools to help you save money while studying
  • You can also use the Too Good to Go app off campus, as many other outlets use this to communicate about discounted food options. Olio is another similar app that you can use to find discounted food that would otherwise be thrown away
  • Our local pubs, The Claddagh Ring and the Greyhound, both offer a 10% discount to al students and staff, as long as you show your Middlesex ID when ordering
  • Check out what Barnet Council are doing to help with the Cost Of Living
  • Find out more Information about 'Rent a Bike Schemes' in London as an alternative to public transport or a way to  make additional income (for e.g: Deliveroo),
  • Times Higher Education have some great advice on where to find student discounts
  • Find your local food bank in Barnet. You can also use the Trussell Trust Foodbank Finder to find a foodbank near you.

Student Welfare Advice Team

Our Student Welfare Advice Team (SWAT) have produced a number of information guides designed to provide support and advice during your studies.

You can also book an appointment with the Student Welfare Advice Team via UniHelp online.

Money Management and Debt

This guide aims to help you organise your finances is to prepare a personal budget or financial statement.

Find out more

Where's my money? Common problems

Why hasn’t my student loan arrived? How can I get more support? These are some of the questions students ask each year. Read this guide to find a few answers to questions like these.

Find out more


At the start of each academic year the high street banks will be offering numerous enticements to ensure that they can benefit from the student market. But beware! There is more to a bank than cash give-aways or freebies; after all free gifts won’t help pay the rent at the end of the year.

Find out more

Charities for International and EU students

This guide aims to provide information to International and EU Students who may (or may not) find themselves facing financial hardship OR fund raising for their future course costs

Find out more

Charities for UK students

This guide aims to provide information to UK students studying at Middlesex University and who find themselves in financial hardship

Find out more

Childcare Grant and money for student parents

This guide aims to give you a brief overview of the variety of extra funding available to student parents starting their course in academic year 2022/23

Find out more

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