Access to learning fund Access to learning fund

The Access to Learning Fund (ALF) is a non-repayable discretionary fund used to provide grants to home students (undergraduate and postgraduate) in order to relieve financial pressures, so they can concentrate on their studies and remain in higher education. The fund can be used to:

  • Meet specific course and living costs not already met from other sources
  • Assist students in financial hardship
  • Provide emergency payments to deal with unexpected financial crises
  • Help students considering leaving their courses due to financial problems

Please note that the Fund cannot help with tuition fees, and there is no guarantee of an award upon application. Applications open for the 2018-19 academic year on Monday 24 September 2018.  The closing date is 14 June 2019 (or 17 May 2019 if you are a final year undergraduate).  Please read about the funds for either home students (Access to Learning Fund) or EU/Overseas students (UEA Hardship Fund) before applying. 

The hardship fund form can be downloaded here.