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 as funds are limited. Applications are now open for 2017/2018 academic year and close on 1 June 2018 (or 18 May 2018 if you are a final year undergraduate). Please read about the funds for either home students (Access to Learning Fund) o EU/Overseas students (UEA Hardship Fund) in this article before applying. Applications can be downloaded here; pages 11 and 12 are blank and need not be printed out.