Support for students

Help with funding

Check what types of funding are available to you:

undergraduate students
postgraduate students

Alternatively you can download the appropriate funding guide below:

Full-time undergraduate students

Part-time undergraduate students

Postgraduate students

  • New full and part-time students starting a taught postgraduate course should read the Introduction to Postgraduate Loans

EU students

  • A guide from Student Finance England to new and continuing full-time EU students (pdf)
  • Please also see our EU Referendum statement for information about EU student funding

Students on NHS-funded courses

Funding administered by the Student Advice Team

The Student Advice Team administer and advise on the following funding:

Student loans

Full-time and part-time undergraduate students may be eligible for a student loan. More information on the funding arrangements for students starting an undergraduate course is available at our undergraduate - help with funding page.

UWL Full time Undergraduate Bursary

The UWL Full time Undergraduate Bursary programme replaces the UWL Scholarship Programme for students starting an undergraduate course at the University of West London in the 2017/18 academic year. See our UWL Full time Undergraduate Bursary programme page for more information.

Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)

Please see the guide to Disabled Students’ Allowances for more information.

Higher Education (HE)
Discretionary Support Fund (DSF)

The fund is administered by the Student Advice Team, to help 'home' full-time and part-time undergraduate, postgraduate and NHS students access and remain in higher education. The purpose of the fund is to support vulnerable students by:

  • helping those who need additional financial support to meet certain costs not covered by statutory funding
  • helping students in financial hardship
  • providing emergency payment for unexpected financial crises
  • assisting students who may otherwise have to leave university as a result of financial difficulties.

Further Education (FE)
16-18 bursary and 19+ discretionary support

Applications and guidance for academic year 2017/18 will be available in September 2017.

FE level students (HE begins at level 4) can apply for one of two funds for financial hardship, based on their circumstances. These are the 16-18 bursaries and the 19+ Discretionary Learner's. The guidance will help you understand your entitlement better and to fill in the form correctly.

24+ Advanced Learning Loan

If you are aged 24 or over and studying an FE course, you may be eligible for the Advanced Learning Loan. The University is awarded hardship funds to assist students with financial hardship. 

For more information regarding the 24+ Advance learning loan please go to the following link