Fees and funding

Greenwich Hardship Fund

If you are facing unexpected financial difficulties or hardship, the Greenwich Hardship Fund may be able to help. This fund supports home full-time or part-time students.

The University provides a hardship fund for students who encounter sudden financial difficulties. It is not a main source of financial support and is not designed to meet the cost of tuition fees.

The amount awarded depends on personal circumstances and funding is given to priority groups. The university follows the guidelines provided by the National Association of Student Money Advisers.

If you are applying due to unexpected costs caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, you must include this within your personal statement and provide evidence of financial hardship.


You must meet the following criteria.

  • A UK National or an EU National with a maintenance loan from Student Finance England (or equivalent).
  • You have applied for all other funding (loans, grants, statutory support) you are entitled to.
  • If you are a self-funded student, you can show that you made sensible arrangements at the start of your course to fund your studies.
  • Where applicable, you must be financially assessed by Student Finance England.
  • Home Postgraduate Taught and Research students are eligible to apply, but must demonstrate financial provisions prior to commencing their program

You must be fully registered on your course and have received your first maintenance loan payment before you apply.

How to apply

Applications for 2023/24 are now closed.

The Summer Hardship Fund will be open from the 18th June 2024 until 19th July 2024.

Muslim students:

We are aware that having to take out the full entitlement of student loan to be able to apply to the fund may be a concern for some Muslim students. We would advise students to visit the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) website at: http://www.fosis.org.uk for information or advice.