Skip to content

House Hunting Grant 2022/23

  1. Go Global
  2. Financial support
  3. House Hunting Grant 2022/23

House Hunting Grant 2022/23

For new international students with dependent children

*This grant is closed for new applications as all funds have now been allocated.  


A grant is available for new international students moving to the UK for the purpose of study and who intend to bring dependent children to the UK. 


The grant is offered by the University in recognition of the extra costs these students incur and gives financial support towards:

  • Accommodation costs incurred during the period of house hunting (hotel costs for example)
  • Additional transport costs during the period of study
  • Guarantor fees


How much is available?

Successful applicants will be awarded a one-off payment of £500. Students can only receive this award once.


Who is eligible?

To be considered for an award you must:

  • Be fully enrolled and starting your course in the 2022/23 academic year
  • Be paying the international fee for your course
  • Have arrived in the UK on or before 14 September 2022 for courses that start in September, or on or before 2 January 2023 for courses that start in January
  • Have chosen to live within a 40-mile radius of the University, or less than an hour away by the chosen method of transport (see Annex One*)
  • Be living with or intending to live with dependent children
  • Have a UK bank account in your name

For this grant a 'dependant' is a direct family member that has successfully applied for a UK Visa that is dependent on your Student Visa.


How to apply?

*This grant is closed for new applications as all funds have now been allocated. 


Applicants must complete a short form. You will have to supply relevant documents in support of your application.


Applications will close when the available funds have been exhausted or at 5pm on Friday 31 March 2023, whichever is earliest.


How are applications assessed?

There is no automatic entitlement to a grant and all applications are considered on their individual merits. You will have to supply the following documents in support of your application:

  • A copy of a ticket and/or immigration stamp showing the date you entered the UK 
  • A copy of BRP cards for all members of your household, including yourself

You can normally expect to receive a final decision within two weeks of applying if you have supplied all the required evidence.


Advisers may need to discuss your application with you to clarify an aspect of your application during the assessment process. Failure to respond to a request from the University promptly will delay the final response beyond two weeks.


How is the award paid?

The award is paid into the bank account specified by successful applicants, normally within one month of applying. Successful applicants will be notified of the payment date by email. Payments cannot be made to international bank accounts.



For information about the appeals process and other general policy terms relating to all University bursaries please see the Bursary Guidelines.


If you have any questions, please contact Hallam Help.



*Annex One

Why are there distance requirements for international students?

International students must attend lectures and other teaching and learning activities on campus regularly. The University is responsible for monitoring and reporting on their engagement to UK Visa and Immigration.


To ensure that international students attend regularly, the University requires that they live within a commutable distance of the campus and is defined to be within forty miles from City Campus (S1 1WB) or within one-hour travel time by the student’s chosen mode of transport. For more information visit the accommodation page for international students.


Cancel event

Are you sure you want to cancel your place on Saturday 12 November?