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Financial support available

Kent Financial Support Package

The Kent Financial Support Package (KFSP) 2019/20 is a financial support package of £4,500 for eligible undergraduate students across three stages of full-time study. Eligible students studying a full time four year undergraduate programme with a sandwich year or an integrated Masters year will receive a further cash bursary of £1,500.

All new full-time students should now have been automatically assessed for the KFSP.  Students who have not received a letter confirming eligibility for the KFSP should contact the Financial Aid Office.  Some students may need to make a separate application.

New part-time students starting in the academic year 2019/20 may be eligible for a pro rata cash bursary in each year of study as part of the KFSP. Part-time students will need to make an application.

Further information on KFSP

Access to Learning Fund

The Access to Learning Fund (ALF) provides financial assistance to UK students so they can access and remain in higher education, particularly those students who need financial help to meet extra costs that cannot be met from other sources of support.

The amount will depend on your circumstances and how many applications the fund receives.

Further information on ALF

Kent Emergency Student Loan

The University can lend students who are in financial difficulty up to £240 to help with their immediate essential living costs, such as food and essential travel.

Kent Emergency Student Loans (KESL) are available to all undergraduate and postgraduate, Home, EU or International, full-time or part-time students, who find themselves in temporary financial difficulties. Any loan would need to be repaid within 3 months.

Further information on KESL

Learn more about the other financial support packages available. If you need more help on your funding and financial support options, email financialaid@kent.ac.uk or call 01227 823851/824876/823488.