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Laptop Loan Fund

The University of Bradford has established the Laptop Loan Fund to help students who have no access to IT equipment, and do not have the financial means to purchase their own laptop.

Eligible students will receive a long-term laptop loan for the full duration of their course.

Current and prospective students can now apply to the Laptop Loan Fund but successful applicants will only be able to order their laptop, once they are fully enrolled onto their course of study.

Who can apply?

  • Home students
  • EU and International students
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate students 

You must be fully enrolled at the University and be attending your course during the 23/24 academic year. 

Are any students a particular priority for the Laptop Loan Fund?

The following student groups are treated as a priority:

  • Care experienced students
  • Estranged students
  • Students with child dependant(s)
  • Assylum Seeker students 

Are any students ineligible to apply to the Laptop Loan Fund?

The following students are normally ineligible to apply to the scheme

  • Students who are not in receipt of the full student finance funding to which they are entitled (Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan) unless this is due to religious reasons. 
  • Students who can access support with the cost of a laptop via the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
  • Students who already own a working laptop
  • Students on continuing professional development (CPD) and short courses
  • Incoming Erasmus students
  • International students who do not have children or who live within the Bradford area. 

If you are unsure of your eligibility for the scheme, please contact us for further guidance. 

How do I apply?

You will need to complete the relevant application form and provide supporting evidence of your situation and finances. The application form will tell you what evidence you need to provide. We are unable to process your application if you do not send us all the required evidence. 

As applications will be dealt with on a first-come-first-serve basis, we recommend you apply early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a Home/UK student, please complete this application form

If you are a International or EU student, please complete this application form

Frequently Asked Questions

Applications are assessed using the shortfall model, which looks at the difference between your income and expenditure. We will consider your expected income and expenditure and make a decision on whether or not you are in a position to purchase your own laptop, of if you need assistance.

Successful applicants will receive a laptop on a long-term basis for the full duration of their course. When you complete your studies, or if you leave your course early, you will have to give back the laptop. Technical support will be available throughout the duration of your studies.

We need to confirm your situation to make sure we are completing an accurate assessment. The evidence you provide will help us to see if you qualify for the Laptop Loan Fund as University funds are limited.

Then we will not be able to process your application. Make sure you check you have submitted the correct documents, as otherwise your application will be delayed.

We will be processing applications as quickly as we are able to and we will be in touch as soon as we have news on your application. Please be aware that we do have to wait until you are fully-enrolled on your course of study, before we can make a decision on your application. 

We will send an email to your student email address to make you aware of our decision. If your application has been successful, you will be sent ordering instructions so that you can order the laptop via our external partner. 

We have a limited number of laptops available through the Laptop Loan Fund so we will not be able to provide laptops to all applicants. If your application is unsuccessful, you can make use of the other computing facilities available to you. Please see our IT Service pages on Sharepoint for more information.

You can email us on or call us on 01274 233218.