University of Bedfordshire Covid Hardship Fund

This fund is available for all students, including home and international students, who are facing financial difficulties, including undergraduate and postgraduate students and also full time and part time.

The fund will be administered in line with conditions outlined on the application form.

The Covid Hardship Fund is now closed.

Applications after this date will not be considered.

Applications will be assessed by the Student Money Advice team and funds between £100-£3,000 can be awarded, depending on personal circumstances and evidence provided.

Students can apply more than once for help from the fund but usually only where circumstances change.

All applications should be supported by evidence of circumstances where possible, although this should be kept to the minimum necessary to verify the information provided.

Evidence could include:

  • Student Finance England entitlement summary from on-line account;
  • Evidence of other student income (This should include HE bursaries, or income from other funding bodies such as the NHS and the Health and Care Professions Council (HPC))
  • Where appropriate, the assessment notice for any means-tested benefits or tax credits
  • Bank statements covering the most recent month wherever possible for all accounts held.
  • Evidence of savings accounts, ISAs, trusts etc.
  • Course-related costs – Administrators are recommended to obtain information from faculties and departments about the expected average costs for all courses.
  • Variable expenditure evidence, including housing and childcare costs

The Covid Hardship Fund is now closed.

Download the application form [DOCX]

Completed application forms should be emailed to


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