David Game Higher Education
David Game Higher Education

Additional Funding

DGHE will be introducing its own scholarships (academic performance) and bursaries (needs/means-tested) and will be publishing information shortly.

There are a number of non-DGHE scholarships/grants available to students before arrival that you should investigate, and if eligible, apply for as soon as possible. All information is correct at the time of publication.

Do take the time to look through the sections below. Links for UK/EU students, Mature students, Disabled Students, BAME students, Care Leavers and Refugees, and more are included.

Before you arrive/enrol at DGHE

‘Big Fat Guide to Student Finance’

An excellent guide for prospective students can be found in the ‘Big Fat Guide to Student Finance’ on the ‘Save the Student’ website.

UK Student Loans
Check if you are eligible for student finance, find out how much you can get, how to apply, and when you start repaying.

Extra Help
Students with Disabilities/Learning Differences, low income, childcare/dependents requirements may be eligible for some extra help from SFE.

UK Students Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
Students with a learning difficulty, health problem, or disability may be eligible for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). Check if you are eligible.

UK Mature Students
You can study at university as a mature student even if you do not have traditional qualifications. You can also apply for funding.

EU students
Check your eligibility with SFE.

EU/EEA/Swiss Students and Brexit
Further information about EU/EEA/Swiss students and Brexit can be found on the UCKISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs including information about immigration status.

Save the Student
Additional Student grants bursaries and scholarships on the Save the Student site.

Resources for other Grants: Turn2us.

UK Ethnic Minorities students
You may find scholarships and other resources on the Save the Student Site.

Care Leavers
The Careleavers Foundation has extra information and grants for Care leavers under 29 years of age.

Refugees/Asylum seekers
UCAS has lots of useful links for additional funding.

Students can find free and impartial advice about managing finance generally, including mortgages on the Money Advice Service site.

After you enrol/arrive at DGHE

After you enrol/arrive at DGHE
DGHE encourages you to seek help as early as possible if you are struggling to meet the costs of your studies. Don’t wait until you have nothing, we may be able to direct you to fund or support for your particular situation.

Saving Money while you are a student
Think ahead and research the many ways you can save money once you have enrolled as a student.

Don’t forget you can get discounted Travel and with the student TOTUM card you can get money off lots of shopping, including groceries.

If you lose your job or have debt you can get Free and Impartial advice from Money Advice Service.

DGHE Hardship Fund
DGHE Hardship Fund has limited availability to support current/enrolled students who are facing financial difficulties. Awards are made based on an understanding of your whole financial situation and priority is given to those applicants who can demonstrate that their overall income (including family contributions) is insufficient to meet their costs while studying.
Note: The Hardship Fund is not able to assist with Tuition Fees.

DGHE Dyslexia/dyspraxia Means-tested contribution for full Diagnostic Assessment
Students who suspect they may have a Specific Learning Difference (SpLD) such as dyslexia/dyspraxia/ADHD may request a free on-line screening via the Advice and Wellbeing Service (AWS). If the screening indicates a high probability of an SpLD they may be referred for a full Diagnostic Assessment in order to apply for the DSA. The full cost of the Assessment is £325. If students have difficulty meeting the full cost they may be eligible to apply for assistance with the cost of up to a maximum of £225. Students not eligible for DSA should speak with the Advice and Wellbeing Officer who may be able to provide some funding towards costs of reasonable adjustments, such as specialist software.

If you would like to speak confidentially to someone about any of the above Additional Funding resources, please contact Ms.Fiona Nouri, Head of Student Experience & Wellbeing at f.nouri@dghe.ac.uk

Funding resources for disabled students

Various types of funding are available to disabled students. You may find the links below useful.


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