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Financial Support

Financial support is available from the University and external sources to help you through your studies.


Student loans


The Student Finance service provides student loans to help pay for tuition fees and the cost of living, depending on your circumstances.

You'll be charged interest on your loan as soon as you take it out, but you only start repayments once you earn more than a certain amount - currently £25,725.

Repayments are based on how much you earn, not how much you've borrowed.

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Government loans are available for Postgraduate students studying full-time and part-time Master's courses, and for research students.

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Student Support Fund

The Student Support Fund is available to help students who find themselves in financial difficulty during their course for reasons beyond their control. The Student Life team can offer advice on budgeting, benefits entitlements, and student finance issues. If you have had a delay in your student finance or have found yourself in financial difficulty then please contact us on or 01274 236504.

Students leaving care

The University of Bradford has made a firm commitment to supporting students who are care leavers in higher education. As a result of this commitment the University has been awarded a Quality Mark from children's charity The Frank Buttle Trust.

If you are a student who has been in care then there will be extra support for you including a grant of £1,000 a year funded by the University.

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Charities and Trusts

Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

Funding is available to support full-time UK students who are studying for their first degree. The be eligible for this funding you must be a child or spouse of a commercial traveller, chemist or grocer. Scholarships are up to £3,000 per year and are aimed at students in financial hardship.

For more information about the Trust please visit the Leverhulme Trust website - applications for this scholarship must be made through the University.


Schools Competition Act Settlement Trust

If you are considering postgraduate study and attended an independent school then you may be able to apply for an award through this Trust.

Extra help

Extra financial support is available for:

  • disabled students
  • students with children or dependent adults
  • students on a low income
  • medical and social work students
  • students studying abroad

Visit the Student Finance website for more information.

Get in touch

If you have any questions regarding financial support or want to make an application, email or call us: