AJA-UJS Student Welfare Fund

Applications for the AJA-UJS and JTS Welfare funds for the year 2018-19 are now CLOSED.

If you have extenuating circumstances that have changed since the deadline for applications, please email Louise at admin@ujs.org.uk and explain your situation

UJS are privileged to be entering our fourth 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. All information given be anonymised.

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 undergraduate (some information hopefully of use for postgraduates is found below)
  • 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 Louise for more information on applying. Please be aware that if you choose to apply to JTS, the form we send them cannot be anonymised.

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

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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