Apply to the UEA Hardship Fund Apply to the UEA Hardship Fund

The UEA Hardship Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund used to provide grants to students who are not eligible to apply for help from the Government-funded Access to Learning Fund (e.g. EU and international students), so they can concentrate on their studies and remain in higher education. 

Students are expected to ensure that they have sufficient funds to meet the cost of their tuition fees and living expenses before starting their course but we recognise that in people’s lives circumstances may change. Living in the UK may prove more expensive than anticipated due to circumstances beyond their control or unexpected financial crises may occur due to a family bereavement or emergency. 

Please note that the Fund cannot help with tuition fees, and there is no guarantee of an award upon application.  

Applications for the 2019/20 academic year are now open.

To Apply:

  1. Download a UEA Hardship Fund application form, DO NOT complete online. You must download/save the pdf first, then complete the editable pdf. Once completed, save it and then email it to a Student Life Adviser at
  2. Upload your supporting documents to Student Services, visa the secure MS Form Hardship Application Supporting DocumentsYOU MUST save each file you are going to submit with the file name: SURNAME, FIRST NAME, type of evidence (ie bank statement).

You must complete both steps before your applicantion can be accessed.