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University Hardship Fund

The University Hardship Fund is available to all students on any undergraduate or postgraduate course in 2019/20.


Students who are on any undergraduate or postgraduate course can apply, but you should check the detailed eligibility requirements on the application form.

All undergraduate students will need to have a student finance assessment of household income that is below £42,000 to be eligible for a payment from this fund.

Students who are a priority for assessment, include those:

  • With caring responsibilities
  • Who are care leavers and those who have been resident in Foyers
  • With disabilities and chronic medical conditions
  • Who are estranged from family
  • With significant debts
  • Who have become homeless.


The University Hardship Fund is a means-tested hardship grant to assist with study costs. It is not a loan and does not need to be repaid.


Applications can be made via the following application form:

Applications are assessed throughout the year. Applicants will receive the result by email, within 20 working days of us receiving their fully completed application form and supporting documents.

Completed application forms and supporting documents should be sent via email only to Applicants should not post completed application forms and documents.

Receiving payment

Successful applicants will receive payment via bank transfer. Further information to be provided after confirmation of funding.


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