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  • Students with children
  • Mature students with existing financial commitments
  • Students from low-income families
  • Students with disabilities
  • Students who are care leavers or from Foyers - specific grants are available
  • Students in their final year of study

For further details please call into the My Bradford - Student Support to pick up an application form, email: mybradford@bradford.ac.uk, or phone 01274 236504.

University of Bradford Hardship Fund Grant/Loan

Hardship Fund Grant

The University of Bradford Hardship Fund is a source of means-tested and discretionary financial assistance available from the University. It is intended to help students who have genuine and unavoidable financial difficulties to remain in Higher Education. Any help you receive from the Fund is usually non-repayable.

Who is eligible to make an application to the University of Bradford Hardship Fund?

Eligible home* students studying undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time courses (studying the equivalent of at least 50% of a full-time course) can apply. Overseas students, and EU students who are eligible for tuition fee support cannot apply to this fund.

To apply you must be fully enrolled, and if you are eligible to receive student loans you must have received your first instalment.

*A home student is defined as a person who meets certain residency conditions. Usually this means you must have an unrestricted right to enter and remain in the UK, and you have been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of your course. None of this time must have been wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education.

If you feel you meet the criteria and would like to apply for a grant then you can download guidance notes and the relevant application form below. Please print your application form once completed and submit this with your supporting documents to MyBradford - Student Support in Richmond Building or send by post to:

Student Financial Support Team
MyBradford - Student Support
University of Bradford
Richmond Road
Bradford
BD7 1DP

Hardship Fund Grant application form - single students

Please fill out this form, print out and submit to the Student Financial Support Team along with photocopies of supporting documents

Download Hardship Fund Grant application form - single students
(PDF, 708KB)
Hardship Fund Grant application form - students with dependants

If you have dependants, please fill out this form, print out and submit to the Student Financial Support Team along with photocopies of supporting documents

Download Hardship Fund Grant application form - students with dependants
(PDF, 733KB)

Hardship Fund Loan

The University doesn’t generally offer loans from the Hardship Fund. Payments from this fund are usually grants and not re-payable.

One exception to the rule is when full-time undergraduates meet the following criteria:

  • You have applied in good time for your funding from Student Finance England but this has been delayed
  • You are in financial difficulty

The usual amount is up to £50 per week for single students and £100 per week for students with dependants, for a maximum of 4 weeks. Once you have received your first payment from Student Finance England you will need to repay your loan.

If you feel you meet the criteria and would like to apply for a loan, please visit MyBradford - Student Support in Richmond building or contact us on 01274 236504 to discuss this in more detail.