Student Life Centre

The Hardship Fund

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.

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.


A separate fund will operate over the Summer period. More details will be published in May 2020.


Please note: The Hardship Fund is now open and will remain open until June 2020.