The DMU Support Fund


If you need help with general living costs or to pay for things related to your course, you may be able to apply for the DMU Support Fund.

The fund is there for students who are facing genuine and unavoidable financial hardship. It is similar to a grant and does not have to be repaid. To apply you must meet our general criteria and fill in the DMU Support Fund form.

You’ll need to book a short appointment to have your completed application form and supporting evidence checked by an adviser. We aim to assess your application within four working weeks of it being submitted, after which you will be told if you’ve been successful. For full details, please click here.

What does the DMU Support Fund help with?

  • A benefit buffer, e.g. if benefits have stopped while being re-assessed
  • DSA for laptop shortfall
  • Final-year costs (undergraduate students only)
  • First-year high rent costs in halls (undergraduate students only)
  • Future rent deposit for next academic year (full-time undergraduate students only)
  • Students with children
  • Registered childcare (full-time students only)
  • Students with a disability/medical condition (not a learning difference like dyslexia)
  • Full-time undergraduate students who don’t qualify for the maximum funding due to household income
  • Students who travel more than 10 miles to the DMU campus or a partner college daily

Where can I get more advice?

For advice on completing your application form or on issues relating to your student finance, please contact the Student Finance and Welfare team in the Student Gateway. Telephone +44 (0)116 257 7595 (option 3, then option 3 again) or email

Posted on Thursday 14th February 2019

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