Student Family Information

University of Sheffield Subsidy

International and Postgraduate students may be entitled to a subsidised place. Applying for a subsidy requires proving your income and status at the University of Sheffield.

Subsidised fees are only available to Students registered on Full time or Part time Diploma, Certificates, and Degree courses at the University of Sheffield (with the exception of some courses in the Division of Adult and Continuing Education). Postgraduates who have been granted an extension by the university for 'writing up' may have a further 3 months subsidised fees following completion of their formal period of registration, at the discretion of the Children's Service Manager.

The subsidy scale can be seen below. If you receive the full subsidy, a session will cost £12.78. If your family income exceeds £24,000, you will not receive a subsidy.

Annual family Income Full session cost for child under 3 years old Full session cost for child over 3 years old Subsidised session cost for child

Below £11,500












£24,000 +




Sibling discount

Student families who qualify for a subsidy will receive a further 10% sibling discount for any additional children attending the Nursery.

Childcare Grant - Student Finance

For full time, British, undergraduate students.

The grant helps with childcare costs for children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs.

You must be eligible for student finance to apply for a Childcare Grant.

Any money you get is paid on top of your student finance and you don’t have to pay it back.

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Parents’ Learning Allowance

Full-time students with children could get up to £1,523 a year to help with their learning costs. This is called Parents’ Learning Allowance.

Find out more here:

Participation Grant

The Students' Union Participation Grant is here to help students take part in Students' Union activities and sports. The Students’ Union is committed to supporting students with children to be able to participate in a variety of activities and sports.

Find out more here:

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