The University Hardship Fund is a sum of money that the University has to assist home and EU students in financial difficulty. The Hardship Fund for the academic year 21/22 has now closed, and the 22/23 fund will be open for applications after the main enrolment in September 2022.
The Summer Fund is now open for applications. This is for continuing students (students who have studied in 2021/22 and will be continuing on the same course in 2022/23) who are unable to work over the summer period due to childcare responsibilities, or a disability / chronic medical condition that prevents them from working over the summer period. Please email email@example.com for further information and / or an application form.
If you are a student in receipt of the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) and have paid the £200 laptop contribution, this can be reclaimed using the DSA laptop fund application form.
The completed form, and supporting documents should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note - in order to be eligible to apply for the £200 DSA contribution, you must have taken any Maintenance Loan entitlement from Student Finance England. If there are any questions, you can email us at email@example.com
The fund is designed to provide temporary relief for any hardship caused by an extreme circumstance and does not include funding for outstanding tuition fees for example. This is no longer a Covid relief fund.
You must carefully read the criteria and consider if you are in genuine hardship as submitting an application is not a guarantee that a payment will be made, and all applications are subject to providing relevant evidence which is assessed at the discretion of the University. This MUST include
Failure to provide evidence will result in your application being rejected.
Please note: if you have received financial support since January 2021 through a financial hardship fund from the University, an application to this fund will only be approved if your circumstances have significantly changed.
Applications to the fund are dealt with on a case-by-case basis and the University’s decision is final.
Once you have all the evidence organised you can apply via the International Hardship Fund Form