Other Sources of Funding
Some other sources of funding are available to help students with disability related costs they may incur whilst studying.
The Student Advice Service provides guidance to current and prospective students on the type of funding they could be eligible for and how to apply. The options may include:
Some disabled students may be eligible to claim Government welfare benefits to cover costs which are not directly associated with studying. The Student Advice Service can provide advice and guidance on eligibility for benefits.
Those who are thinking about studying here and currently receive disability related welfare benefits should contact the Student Advice Service. Student advisers can explain how benefit entitlement may be affected by becoming a student.
Disability Rights UK provide an online fact sheet about funding from charitable trusts. The charitable funds listed below are some of the external schemes known to the University. Please check the eligibility criteria carefully before applying.
- The Snowdon Award Scheme provides grants to physically impaired students to help them access further or higher education.
- The Mike Devenney Scholarship can help disabled higher education students with some of the costs of studying at University.
- The Birkdale Trust for Hearing Impaired offers financial grants to young people (up until their mid-20s) who have a hearing impairment and are resident in the UK.
- The Student Disability Assistance Fund is offered by the Student Health Association. Students who are disabled, but not entitled to receive the Disabled Students’ Allowances, are more likely to be awarded a grant.