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Estranged Students' Bursary

Students who are recognised as ‘irreconcilably estranged’ by SFE can apply to the university’s ‘Estranged Students' Bursary’ each academic year.  This is a non-repayable bursary of £1,200 awarded to students who continue to be estranged from their parents whilst they are studying at university.  It is paid in instalments directly into the student’s bank account over the academic year.  

Who can apply?  

  • UK ‘Home’, full-time undergraduate students who have taken out at least the minimum maintenance loan
  • EU students who fulfil the UK residency criteria and who have taken out at least the minimum maintenance loan

How do I apply?

  • Print off and complete the application form
  • Please follow the instructions on the form on how to submit it.
  • You must show how you are 'irreconciably estranged' and Student Finance England have assessed you as such.
  • Please ensure you provide the evidence as requested on the form. 

When can I apply?

  • You can apply any time during the academic year.
  • The deadline to submit applications is 19 June 2020.
  • You may only apply once during an academic year.
  • Applicants will be notified in writing within three working weeks.
  • Continuing students who remain estranged, can contact the Student Funding team to reapply. 

For more information on estrangement please read our leaflet or go to the Standalone website which offers support to people affected by estrangement.

You may also be eligible to apply for more funds. Please go to our student funding page for a list of other grants available from the university.

Page last updated on Thursday 18 July 2019 at 4.12pm.

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