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Extra funding for your degree

Balancing your finances as a student can be challenging, especially if you're new to budgeting.

Depending on your specific circumstances, you might have the opportunity to apply for a variety of additional funding sources to help pay for living costs, tuition fees, textbooks, and other educational expenses. Let’s go through your options:

Extra government help

There may be extra government financial help available to you depending on your nationality or residential status and your individual circumstances. Extra help could be available if you:

  • are on a low income
  • have children or dependent adults
  • have a disability
  • are studying a specific subject such as nursing, social work, medicine, or midwifery.

You can use a student finance calculator to see what extra financial help you might be able to get.

Scholarships, bursaries and grants

These are types of financial support you may be able to get, and you don’t have to pay back. They can help with the cost of your education.

Emergency help when you need it

Coventry University’s Student Funding Office can provide professional, impartial, and confidential advice if you find yourself in financial difficulty and need help to resolve financial issues. The Student Funding Office can:

  • assist current and prospective students with all funding-related enquiries face-to-face, by telephone or by email
  • assess and process applications for new and existing scholarships
  • assess eligible students for the University Support Fund (
  • administer small emergency loans to UK students.

You can contact the Student Funding office by telephone on 024 7765 2040 or by email.

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Funding from charitable trusts

Use the Turn2us grant search to check whether you qualify for funding from a charitable trust.

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