We understand that some students may encounter money worries at some point during their studies, but you’re not alone.
You may be entitled to:
We Care Bursary
If you are care-experienced and either a UK full-time undergraduate student, or a student studying a full-time taught postgraduate course, then you could be eligible for the We Care Bursary of £2,000, based on progression to the next level of your course. This will be paid in four instalments of £500 throughout the year, for each year you study with us. Your status is kept confidential and you apply via the e:Vision portal. For students who apply to Sunderland directly, or via Clearing, if you inform us during online enrolment that you are care-experienced or estranged, we will send you further details outlining how to apply. You can apply at any point in the year, contact us to find out more. You can apply at any point in the year.
For further information please contact the We Care Team on 0191 515 2216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Sunderland Bursaries
We have a range of scholarships available, so get in touch if you need any help or advice in understanding what you may be entitled to. Find out more about what scholarships and bursaries we offer.
For further information or advice, please contact our Scholarships and Bursaries Team on 0191 515 2865 or by email at email@example.com.
Local Authority Support
If you are supported by your local authority then they can provide you with a minimum support package of £2,000 for the duration of your higher education course. Many local authorities will provide you with more support – it can be useful to ensure you have this agreed in writing.
Student Support Fund (UK students)
This is the University’s hardship fund to help students who face unexpected costs, higher than expected costs, or serious financial problems for other reasons. The fund is open to UK, EU, and international students, and applications can be made once you have enrolled. You will need to provide supporting evidence for your application to be considered for an award. Priority groups of students for assistance from the fund include students with children, students who are unable to work, and final-year students experiencing financial difficulties. Find more information on the fund (and the application form).
For further information and guidance on your finances, please contact our Student Financial Guidance Team on 0191 515 2284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.