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Funded opportunities

There are a number of funded opportunities that students can apply for. These include:

Start Up Award – Awards Up To £1,000

Applications Open:
Applications Close:

The Start Up Award is to help fund and support students of the University who have a business idea. This funding can go towards finding out if your idea is viable, learning more about what is needed and trying the project on a small scale before further development.  

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Make THE Difference Award – Awards Up To £1,000

Applications Open: Monday 18th September 2017 (Round One)
Applications Close: Friday 17th November 2017 (Round One)

The Make THE Difference fund is a small amount of funding of £1,000, for individuals to try out their idea. This might mean finding out if their idea is viable, learning more about what is needed and trying the project on a small scale first.  

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Santander Universities Travel – Awards of £500, £1,000 & £5,000

Applications Open: Monday 18th September 2017 (Round One)
Applications Close: Friday 24th November 2017 (Round One)

Applications Open: Friday 12th January 2018 (Round Two)
Applications Close: Friday 6th April 2018 (Round Two)

To apply for funding applicants must submit an online application detailing their project and the need for funding, criteria will be checked and a judging panel will determine if funding is awarded.  

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Santander SME Internship Scheme - Paid Internships

The Santander SME Internship programme 2017/2018 will open on 1st October 2017. The scheme is open to all University of Salford students and graduates. The internships are all with employers (SME's) in the Greater Manchester area across a variety of sectors. These are paid opportunities and you  can earn £300 per week.    

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Article 26 Awards

Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to an education and higher education should be equally accessible to all based on merit. Currently in England those seeking sanctuary/ asylum have no access to higher education funding and will find it very difficult to come  to university. The University of Salford is trying to address this and is proud to be an Article 26 university by providing three scholarships a year for asylum seekers and those seeking sanctuary in the UK. If you are an asylum seeker and wish to come to university please click here for further information.

Postgraduate and International Students Funding

Not all students are eligible for the government student finance package. If you are on a postgraduate course, have been to University before or are an International student you will need to find other sources of funding. If you are on a postgraduate course or have already completed an undergraduate course you  can look fo support from a research council or charitable organization, sponsorship from your workplace, studentship from your University, career development loan or MBA loan, government funding for teacher training and certain medical and social work courses.

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