Who is eligible to apply?

Undergraduate HEAR students, Access School Leavers and Access Mature students only.

To apply please ensure you have the following details:

You need to complete the application form. If registered under one of the eligibility categories above, you will receive funding.

Where do I apply?

The fund is now open for applications. Please apply here

Please be aware that we will be unable to process payments to eligible applicants until the HEA inform us of our allocation for the 2023/24 academic year. Unfortunately we do not have a timeline for this, but we hope to know of our allocation by the end of October. 

Key considerations in making your application:

  • Students can only apply once per academic year to a fund.
  • If you submit more than one application to a fund, only your latest application will be retained and assessed; earlier applications to that fund are over-written.
  • By uploading incorrect or inaccurate documentation, your application may be rejected or delayed.
  • EU (including UK) students may apply to the Hardship/Emergency fund plus one other fund if eligible and relevant.

Fund-Specific FAQ's:

What documentation do I need to submit with my HEAR|Access Fund application?

Students do not need to submit any documentation other than the application form.

I was accepted into University as a HEAR|Access School Leaver/ Access Mature Student, what fund should I apply to and what are the criteria?

All undergraduate HEAR students and Access School Leavers and Access Mature students are eligible to apply to the HEAR |Access Fund. The only criterion is that you entered University under these listed access initiatives and you do not need to be means tested again. 

NOTE: This means you do not need to upload any additional documents with your online application.