The University Hardship Fund is a sum of money that the University has to assist home and EU students in financial difficulty. Please see the link to the University Hardship Fund form. This is a discretionary hardship fund so an award is not guaranteed, but in cases where an application is successful, any money awarded would be non-repayable
For more information please email the Student Financial Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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