Student Finance

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Emergency Funding

In order to support students who are suffering financial difficulty, there are a number of mechanisms in place to provide a safety net. These fall into two groups – Short Term Loans and the Access to Learning Fund.

Whether you have yet to receive your funding from Student Finance England or you have extra costs that are not being met by other sources of funding, the University may be able to help.





Short Term Loans

The University can lend students an amount of money to help, in emergency situations, with the cost of food and essential living costs. There are two types of repayable Short Term Loan available to students.

If you have applied to Student Finance England and are experiencing a delay in receiving your first loan instalment, you can apply for an Emergency Short Term Loan (ESTL).  In all other circumstances, you can apply for a Kent Emergency Student Loan (KESL).

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Access to Learning Fund

The Access to Learning Fund provides discretionary financial assistance for UK students to access and remain in higher education.

The fund is means-tested, so we cannot guarantee that you will receive an award, but if you are experiencing financial difficulty, speak to an adviser in the Student Advice Centre, who can help you apply.

For full details and application forms, please click here.


Finance Department, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ

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Last Updated: 04/06/2018