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Alumni Fund Placement Grants

A guide for students applying for an Alumni Fund Placement Grant

Jack Rossiter's placement was part-funded by an Alumni Fund Placement Grant
Jack Rossiter's placement was part-funded by an Alumni Fund Placement Grant

Application process

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and other friends, the Alumni Fund is able to offer awards of £2,000 to support undergraduate student placements.

Placements must be unpaid, low-paid or pay only a modest stipend.

You are only eligible to apply if you have not yet started your placement. You need to have confirmed your placement before applying. If you apply for a grant and are successful but then your placement plans change (for instance, if your placement is cancelled) you will not automatically retain the grant.

Applications will open on Monday 15th March. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th April at 12pm (midday).

The reviewing panel can award grants prior to the deadline, at their discretion, if there are special circumstances.

Please click on the link at the bottom of the page to complete your application form.


Applicants for an Alumni Fund Placement Grant must also meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • you have a student loans household income assessment of £42,875 or below

  • your home is in an area where there is a low participation of young people progressing into higher education

  • your school or college performance is below average

  • you are a care leaver

  • you or your family receive a state means-tested benefit

  • you have an Access to HE Diploma

  • you are 'irreconcilably estranged' from your parents or guardians

  • you are a young carer

  • you are a refugee or asylum seeker

  • your home address is considered to be in an area of lower social mobility according to ACORN data analysis

  • you have a protected characteristic which could put you at a disadvantage when applying for a placement. More information can be found here.

Applicants must also demonstrate a shortfall in the funding required to complete their placement. If you are unsure if you meet these criteria, please contact Student Money Advice.

International students are welcome to apply. Please talk to the Student Money Advice team to discuss your individual situation and whether you are eligible for a grant.

Please use this form to submit any enquiries to the Grant panel.