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IT Support Fund

New Applications

Please note that applications for the IT Support Fund have now closed. The fund will not re-open for the 21-22 academic year.

Further details about the IT Support Fund

If you are a home fee-paying Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught, Graduate Entry Medicine (MBChB) student or a Sanctuary Scholar who is struggling to meet the cost of the IT equipment you need to undertake your course, then you may be eligible to apply for a non-repayable IT Support Bursary of £600.

Please note that we cannot make payment to any student while they are provisionally enrolled on their course for the 2020/21 academic year. For year 2 and 3 MBChB students this requirement has been waived due to the postponement of their exams.


Am I eligible?

Eligibility criteria for full-time Undergraduate students

Eligibility criteria for part-time Undergraduate students

Eligibility criteria for Graduate Entry Medicine (MBChB) students

Eligibility criteria for Postgraduate Taught Students

Please note that those students in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowance may be eligible for both government and University support with the cost of IT equipment. More information regarding this can be found here.


Full-time undergraduate students

You must be a home fee-paying undergraduate student (or a student in receipt of a Sanctuary Scholarship) who is fully enrolled on a degree course for the 2020-21 academic year.

In addition to this you must meet and be able to evidence all three of the following eligibility criteria:

Eligibility criteria 1 - Receive a means-tested maintenance loan from the UK Government which is indicative of a household income of £40,000 or less*

*Please note that if you are in receipt of a Sanctuary Scholarship then you do not need to meet this eligibility check

Eligibility criteria 2 – Be able to evidence at least one of the following:

  • Be participating in the Warwick Scholars Programme or a similar University of Warwick scheme aimed at students from Widening Participation backgrounds
  • Receive a Warwick Bursary for the 2020/21 academic year
  • Have a home (non-term-time) address which is indicative that you are from a neighbourhood with low participation in higher education or which falls within the bottom 20% on the indices of multiple deprivation (IMD). Please use the postcode checking tool to check this.
  • Receive a state benefit which is indicative of a low income e.g. Universal Credit
  • Receive an Undergraduate Sanctuary Scholarship
  • Be a care leaver
  • Be estranged from your parents for Student Finance purposes
  • Be a carer in receipt of Adult Dependants Grant, Parents Learning Allowance or a Childcare Grant

Eligibility criteria 3 - Have a letter/email from your Personal Tutor or Department Senior Tutor confirming that you have spoken to them about your current financial situation and that they are in support of your application to the IT Support Fund.

Please note that to make an application you must first have logged into your Warwick IT account.

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Part-time undergraduate students

You must be a home fee-paying part-time undergraduate student who is fully enrolled on a degree course for the 2020-21 academic year. In addition to this you must meet and be able to evidence all three of the following eligibility criteria:

Eligibility criteria 1 - Receive a means-tested part-time maintenance loan from the UK Government which is indicative of a household income of £40,000 or less

Eligibility criteria 2 – Be able to evidence at least one of the following:

  • Receive a part-time fee waiver
  • Have a home (non-term-time) address which is indicative that you are from a neighbourhood with low participation in higher education or which falls within the bottom 20% on the indices of multiple deprivation (IMD). Please use the postcode checking tool to check this.
  • Receive a state benefit which is indicative of a low income e.g. Universal Credit
  • Be a care leaver
  • Be estranged from your parents for Student Finance purposes

Eligibility criteria 3 - Have a letter/email from your Personal Tutor or Department Senior Tutor confirming that you have spoken to them about your current financial situation and that they are in support of your application to the IT Support Fund.

Please note that to make an application you must first have logged into your Warwick IT account.

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Graduate Entry Medicine students

You must be a home fee-paying student who is fully enrolled on the MBChB course for the 2020-21 academic year. In addition to this you must meet and be able to evidence both of the following eligibility criteria:

Eligibility criteria 1 - If you are a first-year student you must be in receipt of a partially means-tested maintenance loan from the UK Government which is indicative of a household income of £40,000 or less. If you are in years 2-4 of your course then you must be in receipt of a NHS means-tested bursary.

Eligibility criteria 2 - Have a letter/email from your Personal Tutor or Department Senior Tutor confirming that you have spoken to them about your current financial situation and that they are in support of your application to the IT Support Fund.

Please note that to make an application you must first have logged into your Warwick IT account.

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Full-time and part-time postgraduate taught students

You must be a home fee-paying student (or a student in receipt of a Sanctuary Scholarship) who is fully enrolled on a postgraduate taught degree course for the 2020-21 academic year. In addition to this you must meet and be able to evidence both of the following eligibility criteria:

Eligibility criteria 1 - Be in receipt of a Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship or a Sanctuary Scholarship

Eligibility criteria 2 - Have a letter/email from your Personal Tutor or Department Senior Tutor confirming that you have spoken to them about your current financial situation and that they are in support of your application to the IT Support Fund.

Please note that to make an application you must first have logged into your Warwick IT account.

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What help can I expect to receive?

Bursaries from the fund are needs-related and assessed on an individual basis. As a result, we are unable to give a clear indication of whether you are eligible to receive an award until an application has been submitted and the assessment process completed. There is no guarantee that funds will be awarded in every case and consequently, some applications will be unsuccessful.

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Who should I contact if I have any questions?

If you have any questions related to the IT Support Fund, the application process, or Student Funding in general, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Funding team on studentfunding@warwick.ac.uk, or by telephone on 024 7615 0096. Please note that you are currently likely to receive a quicker response via email whilst the Student Funding Office is closed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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