UCSD Hardship Fund

Are you a UCSD student in significant hardship – either because of extra unforeseen costs you have to meet or due to an overall shortfall of income? 

You may be able to receive help from the UCSD Hardship Fund. This fund provides discretionary financial assistance to help you to access and remain in higher education, particularly if you need financial help to meet additional unforeseen costs that cannot be met using other sources of support. 

Opening period for 2023–2024: 2 October 2023 – 30 May 2024.

You must be registered on your course and must have received statutory funding before you can apply. Our UCSD Hardship Guidance Notes contain more information on conditions and criteria, as well as answers to your FAQs. Please ensure you read the guidance prior to making an application.

Before starting an application, download and complete a copy of the budget planner below. You will need to include this in your application.

When you have completed your budget planner, click here to complete your application.

Please note that we aim to process applications for eligibility for award within 5 working days of receiving your application and all supporting documents. This may take longer during holiday periods.

If you have any questions, please contact us via email on [email protected] or call 08000 213181.