Student Assistance Fund

Here, you will find comprehensive information about the Student Assistance Fund. We aim to guide you through the steps of applying for the fund, explain who can benefit from it, and detail how the funds can be used to support your educational journey. This resource is intended to make the process as clear and straightforward as possible, so you can focus on your studies with less financial stress. Don't forget to check back often for any updates or changes in the process.

What costs are covered?

The fund is available to assist students who are unable to meet costs associated with day - day participation in higher education, including:

  • books and other class material
  • rent, heating and lighting bills and other utility bills e.g., mobile phone data plans, that are required to enable students to continue and participate in teaching and learning and/or complete examinations
  • food
  • compulsory study abroad
  • childcare expenses
  • medical costs
  • family difficulties e.g., bereavement

Ineligible costs

Funding is not available to assist students with the costs of tuition fees, registration fees, student loans or any costs that are borne by the HEI.

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