Evidence required

Evidence required

All students must submit evidence from sections 1 - 3.

  • Section 1: This shows that you have taken all funding available or have made arrangements to pay tuition fees (if funding not available).
  • Section 2: If you are not living at home with parents/guardians/family, we need evidence of your living arrangements as this will be one of your biggest expenses during the year.
  • Section 3: This shows your current financial situation. If you are not sure how to access eStatements - see section 7 for a step by step 'How to' (we have most banks covered)
  • Sections 4 - 6: This will not apply to all students, but if it applies to you, please upload with the rest of your documents.

Note: Don't worry If you forget to upload some evidence, one of our team will contact you via your Student email to request this.

Remote Study Support

If you are applying for financial support to purchase a laptop (or similar) to aid in your remote study, simply provide a quote / receipt of the item(s) required. Please note that awards may not cover the full amount of your purchase.

If you are unsure about the evidence required, please contact us on sma@ulster.ac.uk

  • 1. Evidence of fee funding

    Allied Health students

    Student Finance breakdown letter and Allied Health Bursary letter (can be downloaded from Student Finance website under ‘Notification of Entitlement’).

    Nursing Students

    BSO Bursary letter of confirmed entitlement or most recent BSO payslip.

    Social Work Student

    Student Finance breakdown letter (can be downloaded from Student Finance website under ‘Notification of Entitlement’) and Social Work bursary letter.

    Other Full-time Undergraduate home students

    Student Finance breakdown letter (can be downloaded from Student Finance website under ‘Notification of Entitlement’).

    Part-time & Postgraduate students

    Student Finance tuition fee loan/grant confirmation letter (can be downloaded from Student Finance website under 'Notification of Entitlement').

    PHD Students

    Scholarship letter detailing stipend.

    ROI/EU students

    Student Finance EU tuition fee letter.

    International or those note eligible for funding due to previous study

    Evidence that fees have been fully paid or a payment plan has been arranged with the Fees office.

  • 2. Evidence of living arrangements

    If you are not living with parents/guardians or family full-time, you will need to upload evidence for one of the following:

    Living in Halls – Confirmation letter detailing total amount due.

    Living in rented housing - Signed Tenancy agreement detailing current monthly payments (Tenancy Deposit Scheme receipt cannot be accepted in lieu of a full tenancy agreement) or a letter from your letting agent on headed paper, detailing your name, address and monthly amount payable.

    Homeowner - Recent mortgage statement detailing monthly payments.

  • 3. Evidence of your current financial situation

    Financial Statements

    Students must upload statements for all banking/financial accounts, including statements from Revolut, Monzo, PayPal, MoneyBox etc. and those in other currencies.

    • Three months official bank statements to date for both yourself and your partner (if applicable)
    • Statements are required for all financial accounts held solely or jointly in your name (e.g. with partner)
    • All transactions £50 & over, both in and out of your account, must be explained. Details (date/amount/explanation) can be typed into a word document in order to upload.
    • We only accept official eStatements or scans of original paper statements.

    Credit Accounts

    If you have any of the following, please upload your most recent statement for all that apply:

    • Credit card
    • Payday loan
    • Online retail account (e.g. Very, Next, Littlewoods, etc.)
    • Credit Union account (Statement must show shares and loan)
    • Personal Bank loan
    • Hire Purchase agreements
    • Door step lender book (e.g. Provident, Morses)
    • Debt management plan
    • Debt recovery letter
    • Insolvency Letter / County Court Judgement / Debt Relief Order
  • 4. Evidence of Social Security benefits

    Please upload a letter detailing current payments received, for all that apply:

    • NI Housing Executive letter detailing housing benefit received
    • Child & Working Tax Credit letter detailing amounts received OR most recent 3 months Universal Credit letters detailing breakdown of payments received
    • ESA letter detailing amounts received
    • PIP letter detailing amounts received
  • 5. Evidence of being on placement or studying outside Ulster University

    This only applies to students who are completing placement year as part of a sandwich course, or those studying abroad for a semester/year:

    • A letter confirming you are studying abroad, detailing the institution and duration of study
    • A letter confirming your Erasmus grant
    • A letter from your employer detailing your salary and duration of your placement plus two most recent payslips
  • 6. Additional Evidence

    Please upload evidence for all that apply:

    • Two months most recent Childcare receipts for registered child care provider
    • Two most recent payslips showing your earnings
    • Two most recent payslips showing your partners earnings
    • A letter confirming you have been subject to a Care Order
    • A letter confirming you have registered as homeless with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive
  • 7. How to download official Statements

    Current & Savings Accounts

    AIB/First Trust
    • Log-in to your AIB/First Trust online banking
    • Click on ‘Accounts’ in the menu bar across the top of the screen
    • Select ‘My Statements’ or  ‘e-statements’ from the drop down box
    • Select the account and the month required.  NB you will have to do this separately for each month required.
    • Click on ‘view e statement’
    • Statement will open in a separate window
    • Repeat above for all accounts and months required
    Bank of Ireland

    (BOI 365 online banking account required):

    • Select Statements from main menu.
    • Choose the second tab, ‘Statements and documents’.
    • Select the account from the drop-down list.
    • Choose the eStatement you wish to view. This will open in a new tab or window on your browser.
    • In the browser menu, choose print.
    • Choose "Print to PDF" or "Save to PDF".
    • Click on Save.
    • A ‘Save As’ dialog box will appear. This enables you to choose where on your PC to save your eStatement.
    • Log into eBanking
    • Go to 'Home' and to your right you will see  'Important Information'
    • Click on 'Unread documents in Electronic mailbox'
    • Document list will appear with your entire past bank statements.

    For Current Accounts:

    • Sign in using a desktop browser
    • Click ‘view statement’
    • Click ‘Statement options’
    • Click ‘Monthly PDFs’
    • Click on the month you wish to download and ‘view PDF’.
    • Save to your computer.
    • Repeat this for each account held and for the months required.
    • Log -in to your HSBC online banking,
    • Click on the 'my banking' subheading on the Account dashboard to reveal options.
    • In the 3rd column, click on 'Documents'
    • This will open the page for 'my statements' -
    • Note: you can choose statements month by month, or by entering start and finish dates.
    • Click the 'download' option to save official PDF statements to your computer.
    • Log in
    • Select account
    • Click the arrow on the top right-hand side
    • Scroll down to Statement History
    • Save via preferred method
    • Log in
    • Go to 'View Accounts' menu
    • Click on the account you want to view
    • From the 'View Accounts' panel on the left side, click 'Previous statements'
    • Select the PDF statement you want to view
    • Select Print - pop up window will open
    • Click to change printer to 'Save as PDF'
    • Repeat this for each statement required.
    • Log-in to your PayPal account via desktop
    • Click on  'Activity'
    • Beside 'Filters', select 'Statements'
    • Select 'Custom'
    • To obtain a full statement, select 'Transaction Type - All Transactions'
    • Select 'Date range - Past 3 months'
    • Select 'Format - PDF' and click on Create report
    • Your statement should be available within 2-3 minutes. Download and save to your computer for upload.
    • Log in
    • Select Accounts
    • Click the top right symbol (Accounts Manager)
    • Click on each active account i.e GBP
    • Click statement
    • Click on each month and ‘Get PDF statement’ - ensure to get 3 full months

    For official statements:

    • Log-in to your Santander online banking
    • Click on e-Documents
    • Under document search, select the required month’s statement and click ‘search’
    • Select View in PDF beside the account name
    • Click ‘Go’ and save statement to your PC
    • Repeat this for each account held and for the months required.

    For recent transactions:

    • Log-in to your Santander online banking
    • Click on your account name
    • Click on ‘Download Transactions’, just above the transaction list
    • Select to download PDF
    • Enter required start and finish dates, then 'Download' to save your computer
    Ulster Bank
    • Log-in to anytime banking
    • Select ‘Statements’ from the menu
    • Click on View, save and print PDF statements
    • Select the account and click next
    • Select the required statement then click ‘view statement’
    • Click on ‘Download statements (PDF)’ and save
    • Repeat for three months required and for each account.

    Credit Cards

    • Log-in to your Barclaycard account
    • Select 'Statements' from menu bar
    • Click on 'Statements' in sub-menu
    • Click on the statement you require
    • A new window will open. Select download icon to save to your computer
    • Log-in to your Halifax online banking
    • Click on ‘view statement’
    • Select PDF statements
    • Click on ‘Download’ beside required statement to save to your computer
    • Log-in to your MBNA account
    • Select your account from the cards overview list
    • Click on ‘Statements’
    • Under ‘Select a statement’ chose the month you require and click ‘view’
    • Select the option ‘view full statement’ to download and save to your computer
    • Log-in to your Tesco online banking
    • Click on ‘Manage Account’
    • Select ‘Online Statements’
    • Select the statement you require and click on ‘view monthly statement’
    • A new window will open. Select download icon to save to your computer

    Online Retail accounts

    • Sign-in to your Very account
    • Click on ‘My Account’
    • Select ‘Transaction History’ from the menu
    • Under the transaction history drop-down, select the required statement
    • Select ‘download’
    • A new window will open. Select download icon to save to your computer.

Steps to apply:

  1. About the fund
  2. Documentary evidence required
  3. Apply for the fund