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University bursaries and hardship funds

The Student Advice team can help students who have got questions about additional university funds such as University Bursaries and hardship funds

University Bursaries

Most of those eligible to receive the standard University of Brighton Bursary should receive notification by the end of November, so please keep an eye on your online student finance account for updates. The bursary will be paid in 2 instalments: January and May 2024. If you haven’t heard by the end of November and you think you may be eligible, please contact us.

If you are a care leaver or estranged student and you are waiting to hear about a bursary, please contact us.

Hardship Funds

In terms of hardship funds, there are different funds for different students in different situations. Please take the time to look at the different hardship funds and see if any apply to you. Each has its own set criteria so we recommend you read though each description and take a look at the student guidance before making an application. You can also talk to a Student Adviser in confidence about your situation at any time.

The main Student Support Fund is open throughout the whole academic year to all Home fee paying students, part time and full time, both undergraduate and postgraduate, and is also open to students studying on an Apprenticeship course.

It is a non-repayable grant awarded to students who need extra support with the cost of living. Evidence based assessments are made on a case by case basis, but a standard formula is applied to ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants.

Undergraduates should apply online and postgraduates need to download an application form. Please take time to read through the guidance before applying and make sure you have all of the required supporting evidence to hand as this will need to be uploaded as attachments.

If you are an International or EU students with pre settled status we also have funds for you, so please check the full list on our webpage.

The assessment process can take up to 28 days once we have received your completed application and we may still require further information from you. Please keep a close eye on your uni email account as this is how we will communicate with you.

If you have any questions before you make an application or you want to talk to an Adviser, please contact us by phone: 01273 642888 or email us: We can also make an appointment to meet you in person or over Teams, whichever suits you best.

Please be wary of other students offering to ‘help’ with the application. If you need any help, please get in contact with us as we will give you the best independent advice and help you with any questions about the application form, supporting evidence and application process.

We are here to help.

Best wishes

Student Advice


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Helen Abrahams • October 24, 2023

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