Additional non-repayable support

Different groups of students will be able to access different levels of financial support, based on their needs.

Students from the following groups may be entitled to additional support either from the University or the government.

Students with a disability, health condition or learning difficulty

If you have a disability, mental health condition, long-term health condition or specific learning difficulty then you may be entitled to support through the Disabled Students’ Allowance. 

Please register with our Disability Advisory and Support Service as soon as possible so we can work with you to put the relevant support in place.

Visit our Disabled Student Outreach information for help with how to register for DASS, what support is available and hear from current students who access DASS.

Care leavers

If you're a care leaver starting university for the first time, you should be entitled to a one-off £2,000 Higher Education Bursary from your local authority. Most care leavers will be assessed by Student Finance as independent and eligible for the maximum maintenance loan, as well as the tuition fee loan.

You should also be eligible for both The Manchester Bursary and the Undergraduate Access Scholarship from The University of Manchester. 

Estranged students

If you're an estranged student, you should be assessed by Student Finance as independent and eligible for the maximum maintenance loan, as well as the tuition fee loan.

You should also be eligible for both The Manchester Bursary and the Undergraduate Access Scholarship from The University of Manchester.

Our care experienced and estranged young people information has details on named contacts for care leaver students and estranged students plus paid work opportunities. 

Parents

If you have one or more dependent children then you may be eligible for support through the Parents’ Learning Allowance and Childcare grant.

Financial dependents

If you support a financially dependent adult then you may be eligible for support through the Adult Dependants’ grant.

NHS courses

If you're studying an NHS course then some will mean that you're eligible for the NHS bursary and extra financial help.