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University of London Worldwide Hardship Fund

University of London Worldwide students facing severe financial hardship can now apply for grants of up to £250 to support the completion of their studies. The grants are focused on helping students who are experiencing extreme or unexpected cost-of-living challenges. 

The University of London Hardship Grant is non-repayable and available to students who can demonstrate they are in financial need. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and the fund will be shared among those who need it most. 


The grant is open to all University of London Worldwide students, regardless of programme or level of study. 

You must be able to demonstrate at least one of the following: 

  • That you are in financial difficulty which puts you at risk from withdrawing from the University, interrupting due to financial reasons or delaying your return following interruption of study;
  • That you have experienced unforeseen events, costs, loss of income, etc., including additional unexpected expenditure incurred as a result of changes in study conditions;
  • That you are (for unforeseen reasons) unable to afford essential equipment/software/textbooks as required by your programme of study.

How to Apply 

Students need to complete the application form found below. We require all sections to be completed in full. Supporting evidence should be provided in order to demonstrate the extent of the hardship claim. This may include bank statements, utility bills, and other expenditure etc.  

Claims should be supported by evidence of cost. 

Where your application arises from sudden unforeseen events, please explain these clearly. 

Where the funding need is to provide essential equipment, please explain why this is unforeseen eg: the expectation is that you will have to have a computer in order to study, so normally an application for hardship funding for a computer would not therefore be considered unless there were exceptional circumstances which had occurred causing problems to the basic requirement of a computer as standard equipment.

Hardship Fund Application Form (PDF)

Forms should be submitted via the Online Enquiry System with any relevant supporting evidence.