Financial support for undergraduates

We want to make it as affordable as possible for as many people with the ability to do so, to benefit from a university education. That's why we have put together a range of financial support measures.

Delayed Funding Loan

What is the Delayed Funding Loan?

The Delayed Funding Loan is a short term loan for Undergraduate students who have not yet received their maintenance loan from Student Finance.

If you have applied for your Student finance before the deadline you should receive the first payment of your loan and/or grant 3-5 working days after the start of term if you have completed enrolment.

Who can apply?

Undergraduate students who have enrolled and have applied for a Student Finance Maintenance loan and/or Grant but have not yet received their first payment.

What is the Value of the Loan?

Students without dependants will receive £50

Students with dependants will receive £100

You will need to notify us on the application form if you have dependants to ensure you receive the correct loan value. The value of loan is intended to cover basic essentials such as food and travel, it is not intended to cover all of your costs.

Can I apply more than once?

You can apply once a week and receive up to the value of £200 for students without dependants and £400 for students with dependants.

How do I apply?

Applications will be accepted from 10 September 2018

Please complete the application form below and either hand it to an advisor at the Students Hub or email the completed application form to

Delayed funding Loan application form

Please note that all delayed funding loans are repayable. If you have an outstanding loan from a previous academic year you will not be eligible for further support until this has been repaid.

Hardship Fund

The Staffordshire University Hardship Fund is available to attending students who are experiencing money troubles or have an unexpected emergency to deal with. The hardship Fund is discretionary, and cash limited so whether you get an award will depend on your individual circumstances and the availability of funds. The Hardship Fund should not be seen as a guaranteed source of income and not all applications will be awarded a payment.

Please check the Hardship fund Guidance notes to see if you may be eligible for the Hardship Fund

If you think you are eligible for the Hardship fund and want to apply, please complete the online application form below and send all of the required supporting documents to post the documents to Fees and Bursaries, Staffordshire University, Trent Building, Leek Road, ST4 2DF

Hardship Fund online application form

Student Experience Fund

New for 2018! The Staffordshire University Student Experience Fund has been set up to support students to participate in a wide range of activities both in the UK and overseas..

What Can I receive support for?

The great thing is that this is up to you! There are lots of possibilities; activities could include:

  • Participation in conferences
  • Attending exhibitions worldwide
  • Summer work camps
  • Research projects abroad
  • Volunteering
  • Cultural discovery trips
  • Language tuition abroad
  • University exchanges
  • Participation in competitions
  • Putting on and participation in live performances

How long can my experience last?

The length of your experience can depend on the type of activity you choose to do. For example, it can range from a 1-day conference to a whole summer volunteering.

How much will I be awarded?

All awards will depend on individual circumstances and the type of activity you choose to do and will not usually have to be repaid.

How do I apply?

If you have an experience in mind and would like to apply please complete the application form below and send all of the required supporting documents to or post the documents to Fees and Bursaries, Staffordshire University, Trent Building, Leek Road, ST4 2DF..

Please check the Student Experience Fund Guidance notes

Student Experience Fund application form

Horizon Fund

Besides government loans and our Hardship Fund we receive generous donations from friends, alumni and our supporters who want to help students reach their potential. This is why we can proudly say you will graduate being work-ready and world-ready!

Please check here Horizon Fund for more information about generously donated funds, such as the Denise Coates Foundation bursary.

Support for Sport through TeamStaffs Elite

If you're serious about sport and play at county level or above, you could apply for a Team Staffs Sports Scholarship. You'll have the chance to represent the university all over the country and receive a support package worth around £6,000 a year, including:

  • free use of University and Stoke-on-Trent council sports facilities
  • sports therapy treatment
  • sports science performance testing
  • full training kit
  • a personal mentor.

More about TeamStaffs Elite