Student Life Centre

Hardship Funding and Emergency Loans


It is essential that you arrive at University having made arrangements to secure the necessary financial support to fund you throughout your studies. However, we understand that occasionally you may experience sudden and unforeseen financial expenses and so have difficulties meeting your essential costs.


The Hardship Fund is now closed to new applications

We have been able to help many students this year but this means our funding has now been exhausted.

Students who have already submitted their application form and supporting documents and are awaiting an outcome will still be considered for an award and will hear from us in due course.


A range of financial and non-financial support is available from the University of Sussex and external Donors to make sure that you can continue your studies without added financial pressures. The University is committed to supporting you if you suffer from financial hardship, and we hope the help we can provide will enable you to make the most of your studies and time here at Sussex.

Contact details

Student Funding Team, Student Life Centre, Bramber House


T: 01273 872994