EU/International Course Costs Fund

Extra financial support for full-time EU and international students to meet their course-related costs.

About the fund

This fund is provided by the University to support EU/international undergraduate and postgraduate students who may need extra financial support to meet their course-related costs.

You will need to be an international student who is paying the overseas rate of tuition fees or an EU student who is not eligible for cost of living support from Student Finance.

EU students who are eligible for cost of living support from Student Finance may be eligible to apply for the UWE Bristol Student Support Fund.


To be eligible, you must be:

  • an International or EU student (for more information see determining your fee status)
  • fully registered on your course
  • on and engaging with a UWE Bristol eligible course, or a fully franchised course at a partner institution.

If you’re unsure if your course is eligible, you can find out by emailing Student Money Service team at

Minimum required provision (MRP)

To be eligible, you must have sufficient income to cover your living costs (after payments for tuition fees are accounted for).

The MRP is the sum of the composite living costs (CLC), utility bills and rent and/or mortgage payments over the assessment period. Your total assessed household income must be at least the MRP to be eligible for an award from the EU/International Course Costs Fund.

For example, a student with a 39-week assessment period and rent liability of £500 per month will have an MRP of:

  • CLC: £95 x 39 = £3,705
  • Utility bills (if gas and/or electric liability): £28 x 39 = £1,092
  • Rent: £500 x 9 = £4,500 = £9,297.

To be eligible for an award, your assessed income must be at least: £9,297.


The fund closes to applications on Friday 9 June 2023 but may close earlier if funds are exhausted before this date.

For your application to be reviewed and assessed, you will need to have:

  • fully completed and submitted an online application form
  • completed an appropriate module on Blackbullion and achieved an 100% pass mark on the final challenge, if applicable
  • provided supporting evidence.

Processing applications

Once the application is submitted and evidence is received by the Funds Team, the application will go into a queue. Applications will be processed in strict date of receipt order by the Funds Team and we will aim to contact you within three weeks.

We will email your UWE Bristol email address (ending or notifying you of the decision or should we require any further information. Applications are assessed in line with the eligibility criteria above, including the need for applicants to meet the minimum required provision.

Applications for the 2022/23 academic year

  • As funds are limited, applications for the 2022/23 academic year will be accepted up to Friday 9 June 2023, or until the funds are exhausted, whichever comes sooner.
  • Awards are made as a contribution to course-related costs (books, equipment, travel to UWE Bristol campuses) only and won't be any higher than £500.
  • The fund cannot be used for payment of tuition fees. If you are experiencing difficulties paying your fees you should contact credit control at in the first instance. You may be eligible to apply for a fee waiver in certain circumstances.

How to apply

In the first instance please contact us, Student Money Service, by emailing with a brief outline of your circumstances.

Please note: if you are experiencing exceptional financial hardship which will prevent you from attending or continuing on your course, please contact a Student Money Adviser.