Other Funding Sources




Make it your mission to maximise your income whilst you are studying as worrying about money will detract from your ability to study.


Make sure you are getting the maximum amount of Student Loan.


Make sure you have a student bank account with a student overdraft facility.  You will be expected to use this before being able to apply for other sources of income.

The University has a Financial Support Fund, which is there to support students in hardship, details of how to apply can be found here: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees/scholarships-bursaries-and-funding/bursaries


See if you can find employment or self-employment to fit in with your studies, the University has a Student Jobs page that lists many new jobs: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/your-studies/academic-services/careers-and-employability/student-jobs


Check out https://grants-search.turn2us.org.uk/?_ga=1.161662076.1105275759.1484307409 and other grant search websites to see if you qualify for any bursaries or grants from charitable foundations.


Check to see if you are eligible for any bursaries from Plymouth University https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees/scholarships-bursaries-and-funding


Make a budget plan and stick to it – see our useful tips on making the most of your money