University Financial Aid

The primary purpose of University Financial Aid is to relieve financial difficulties which might impact on a student's participation in higher education at Oxford Brookes and to help them remain at the University.

Essential information for applicants

Applications for this academic year (September 2022 - June 2023) are now closed.

  • If you are a final year student finishing your course in July, August or September 2023, please ensure you submit your application by the deadline.
  • Applicants to Financial Aid requesting support for the next academic year (September 2023 - 2024) will not be considered until 1 September 2023.

You can only apply for Financial Aid if you are a fully enrolled student and have applied to all the funding available to you (Student Finance, NHS Learning Support Fund, etc).

If you need advice on student finance, please contact our Student Money Adviser at


If you are currently experiencing a significant financial emergency (e.g. being made homeless, no food, etc), please contact as soon as possible.

How to apply

Complete the following steps and don't forget to submit your supporting evidence.

  • Step 1: Read the Financial Aid Guidance Notes.
  • Step 2: Complete the Financial Aid Application Form.
  • Step 3: Look out for an email from Financial Aid. We will email you within a few days, requesting your supporting evidence.
  • Step 4: Reply to the email, submitting all the supporting evidence we ask for.

Financial aid

Students should be aware that Financial Aid is intended to act as a safety net for those in financial difficulty rather than their main source of income.

The National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA) provide universities across the UK with hardship funding guidelines. Oxford Brookes uses this as guidance to help ensure an equitable assessment process. 

If you would like to speak to us face-to-face, please come to our Zoom room. It is open on Wednesdays from 1pm to 2pm, and when you enter you will then be assigned to one of our advisers when they become available.

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Financial Aid