Who Can Apply?

Please note - International and EU fee only funded students are not eligible to apply to this fund.

Undergraduate - As an undergraduate student, you must have taken out the maximum support package available from SAAS or your own LEA to be eligible for this fund.

Postgraduate - Postgraduates (not nursing & Midwifery) can also apply as long as you can show you have applied for any available Government funding and have some support in place for living costs while you study. 

Nursing – Undergraduate nursing students can apply to the Nursing Discretionary Fund for extra help towards study and living costs. Please note these funds are limited and you must have taken out full SAAS funding in order to apply.

You can apply to this fund for help towards living costs such as accommodation, utility bills, travel and study cost or any unexpected bills or emergencies that you may not have budgeted for.

Part time - Part time students can apply for help towards travel, study costs (such as books, printing, photocopying) and registered childcare costs while attending GCU. See our Part-time section for further information.

Some groups of students are given priority:

  • Care experienced students
  • Students with at least one dependant child
  • Final-year students
  • Students who are carers
  • Postgraduate students who receive tuition fee support from SAAS
  • Part-time students
  • Estranged students