International Hardship Fund

This fund is for EU students without a maintenance loan and international students who have experienced unexpected short-term costs.

The Fund is available to provide discretionary financial help for undergraduate, postgraduate and Research, overseas and EU students, not in receipt of a maintenance loan, who have experienced unexpected financial hardship due to unforeseen circumstances. The IHF is intended as a safety net for students in financial difficulty, not their main source of support.

  • Unforeseen short‐term accommodation costs
  • Unforeseen short‐term subsistence costs
  • Unforeseen one‐off technology costs for your studies
  • Unforeseen one‐off travel costs.

To be eligible to apply, students must be fully registered, with all holds lifted and their tuition fee account must be up to date. Students in their first year of study will not be able to apply until semester two.

It is a requirement that students must be able to demonstrate that they have made adequate provision to fund both their tuition fees and living costs before starting their course.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the International Hardship Fund, you will need to meet the following criteria.

  1. You are a International fee-paying student or EU student not in receipt of a maintenance loan.
  2. You are a fully-registered student at the University of Greenwich.
  3. New entry (year 0 or 1) will not be able to apply until semester two
  4. You'll be studying a BA, BEd, BSc, LLB, BEng, MEng or MMath or postgraduate course.
  5. You'll be studying at Greenwich, Avery Hill or Medway Campus or one of our Partner Colleges where your tuition fee is paid directly to us.
  6. You must be able to demonstrate that you have below £500 in all bank accounts, both in the UK and at home.
  7. You must be up to date with all fee payments.
  8. You must have completed this application form, and provided all the evidence requested below.

How to apply

Fully complete the application form and submitted to fab@gre.ac.uk along with the compulsory supporting documentation as per the Evidence Checklist.

All supporting documentation must be in PDF format only.

The fund is open until the 19th July 2024 or until the funds have been allocated.

See our general terms and conditions.

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