The Student Hardship Fund is distributed to students in financial need in the form on non-repayable grants. Eligibility for an award is assessed on an individual basis and money may be granted to help towards either a shortfall between income and expenditure or towards an unexpected essential cost e.g. repairs to essential household equipment.
Students with 'home' fee status must have taken out their full student maintenance loan entitlement before applying to the fund. 

International and EU students can only apply in their FINAL year of STUDY or if they experience a change in their financial circumstances after the start of the academic year in question. 

In assessing applications the University adheres to national guidelines on hardship support and has very limited discretion with regards to individual cases.
For more information please visit the support funds webpage.