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.

We are unable to accept applications at this time from Postgraduate Taught students whose courses are due to end in September 2020 unless they have Exceptional Circumstances/resits which permit the student to finish studies in January 2021.
Please note: Hardship Funds are assessed to last for the entire academic year. Further applications will only be considered if a student is able to demonstrate a significant change of financial circumstance