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Accommodation and finance

When you come to university, it’s important to manage your money carefully. Our student support service, askUS, offers information and advice on all aspects of student finance, whether you’re a current or prospective student.

You can find out more about student finance by contacting our course enquires team on or +44 (0)161 295 4545.

At the University of Salford, the fee for all UK/EU students studying a full-time undergraduate degree is £9,250 a year. The fee for all UK/EU part-time students will vary depending on the number of credits taken each year.

If you are taking out a UK student loan for tuition fees from the Student Loans Company, payments are made by the Student Loans Company directly to the University for you.

For detailed information and support on tuition fees and loans, visit our askUs page here.

One of the ways you can receive support with student finance is through our bursaries and scholarships scheme. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for one of our financial support packages to help with the costs of study.

Salford Student Bursaries

If you’re a Greater Manchester resident with a household income of £25,000 or less, you could be awarded the Salford Student Bursary. We have 390 awards available to students starting their course in 2018, which is paid in three instalments of £1,000 in years one, two and three.

To be eligible for a Salford Student Bursary, you’ll need to meet the following criteria:

  • Have a declared household residual income of £25,000 or less (as part of your submitted application, you must have been income assessed through Student Finance England).
  • Have your permanent address (not term time address) in the Greater Manchester area and have been schooled within Greater Manchester.
  • Be a new student to Higher Education planning to study a BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons), LLB (Hons), MChem, MEng, MEnv or MPhys course and entering in year 1. Foundation Year students can apply when you progress onto Year 1 of the programme.
  • Your tuition fee must not be less than £9,250 (full-time) or £4,620 (part-time).

Please note that meeting the criteria does not guarantee you an award.

Priority is given to students in the care system and students from neighbourhoods where participation in Higher Education is low.

Salford Advantage Bursaries

Salford Advantage Bursaries are specifically for UK students who have been in the care system and/or those estranged from their parents. The bursaries are worth £3,000 in total, which is paid equally over the duration of three years of study. 

You can apply for the bursary following registration at the University in October.

For more information on the Salford Advantage Bursaries or the support that may be available for you as a care-experienced or estranged student, please contact:

t: 0161 295 0023

While you’re at university, you’ll need to budget for your living costs. You can use our budget calculator to get a better idea of how much money you will need. If you want to boost your funds while studying – and gain some valuable work experience at the same time – our Careers and Employability service can help you find a part-time job.

You can also register with Unitemps at their on-campus branch in University House. Find out more on the Unitemps website.

Disabled students make up 15% of our student population and we’re proud to offer an accessible and inclusive support service. Click on the link to find out more about the support you could receive, or contact one of our helpful advisors on or 0161 295 0023.

When should I apply?

You can apply for accommodation as soon as you've received an offer from us. As rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis, we recommend booking as soon as possible.

How do I apply?

All bookings should be made online via CLV’s website. Once on the site, you will need to follow this easy step-by-step process:

  • Register
  • Pick the contract length that suits your course
  • Choose your room
  • Sign your license agreement
  • Make the required payments to secure your booking

If you have any specific requirements for your accommodation (be they medical, religious or single sex preferences), all you need to do is let CLV know and they will do their best to cater to your needs.

If you have a disability or need specific access requirements at your accommodation site, you can choose accessible flats at both John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts, and Peel Park Quarter. If you contact CLV, they will give you more information about the best room for your needs.

What accommodation options are available?

We have two student villages which are managed by our partners, CLV. For more information, check out our Why Salford? page.

You can find advice on all things student finance on the Student Room forum.

You can also access our student support service, askUs, for information on financial support and managing your money.