AJA-UJS Student Welfare Fund

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

There may be funds available for those who apply after the closing date, however we cannot guarantee this.

For any further questions please contact Louise

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.

Postgraduates: Whilst our limited resources are focused on undergraduates, we can introduce postgraduate students to two other potential sources of support. Please email Louise with subject  “Request for introduction to potential sources of financial support for POSTGRADUATE study”

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.

Please find the reference guidelines here. Please ensure you have sent this to your referees to adhere to, to ensure your application can be processed efficiently.

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. You can find a list of long answer questions, questions you may need to research and files you may need here.

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 2018-19 academic year open on 1st February 2018 and will close on 1st May 2018. 

Should you have any questions about your application, please contact Louise.

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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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