Full-time Adult Dependants’ Grant

Find out more about the Adult Dependants' Grant for full-time undergraduate students including what's available, eligibility information and how to apply.


An Adult Dependants’ Grant is additional funding to help students who are financially responsible for another adult.

This grant is available to full-time students studying an eligible:

  • undergraduate course
  • Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

The grant is not normally due to be repaid by the student however certain circumstances such as leaving a course early can affect a student’s eligibility.

The grant is paid to the student, in addition to any other student finance.

Students who can apply for an NHS bursary aren’t able to get an Adult Dependants’ Grant and should visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students for more information about the extra help available to them.