AJA-UJS Student Welfare Fund

In partnership with 

UJS are privileged to be entering our third year of partnership with the Anglo Jewish Association, whereby funding is available to support Jewish students facing significant financial need with the costs associated with their studies. The application form is at the bottom of the page.

The AJA-UJS Student Welfare Fund is for those who demonstrate that they have a significant financial need. This may also include students who have had a major change in their financial circumstances (e.g. a parent made redundant or fallen ill).

We have limited funds and our grants are only:

  • available to British undergraduates
  • for those obtaining their first degree, or an equivalent course, from a recognised UK based educational institution. Unfortunately, part-time courses cannot be supported under the AJA-UJS Student Welfare Fund.
  • available as a contribution towards essential living or studying costs, such as utilities, travel, books or other study material.
  • up to a maximum of £1,500 per applicant per year.  All applications are treated as a one-off, but individuals can apply in future years, and that will be considered on its own merits.

Please also note that a year in industry can only be supported if unpaid and mandatory as part of the course. 

UJS is also able to apply on your behalf to JTS (Jews Temporary Shelter) for assistance with your rent for the year to come. Please contact Jamie at admin@ujs.org.uk for more information on applying.

For other financial assistance please contact your local authority and university.

We are keen to help as many students as possible, so please read all the instructions carefully to help ensure you submit a full and suitable application.  In addition, please complete the form honestly and with as much information as possible; if not, your application may be delayed, returned or rejected.  You must accompany your application with two references; failure to do so will mean your application cannot be processed.

Reference guidelines

Please note: it is not possible to save your entry as you go along. Therefore, we recommend that for longer answers, you copy and paste your answers into a Word document that you can save, then enter them into the form all together when you are ready. A copy of your completed form will be emailed to you.

We look favourably on applicants that:

  • also apply for grants elsewhere;
  • are actively involved in the Jewish Community and/or demonstrate that they have potential to be involved in the future;
  • demonstrate commitment and drive, indicated by a high quality and detailed application form, with all areas fully completed.

Your application will be treated with the strictest confidence.

You may click here to open the application form in a separate window. Applications for funding towards the cost of studies during the 2017-18 academic year closed on 30th April. 

About UJS

We are the voice of over 8,500 Jewish students, spanning 60 Jewish Societies (J-Socs) on campuses across the UK and Ireland. We are traditional, progressive, cultural and spiritual; we come from the left, centre and right and can be found across religious and political spectrums.

Together we create and deliver powerful campaigns; fighting prejudice, advancing inclusion, and inspiring education and action on the issues that matter to us. 


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