The University Hardship Fund UHF can provide financial help to either full-time or part-time students who successfully demonstrate financial hardship during their studies, according to the eligibility criteria of the fund.
For full-time applicants, awards are made on an 'additional need' basis using an assessment process common to all applicants. Any award that a successful applicant receives will be paid in the form of a grant, NOT a loan, which means that it does not have to be paid back to the University.
Any award that a successful applicant receives will be paid in the form of a grant, NOT a loan, which means that it does not have to be paid back to the University.
Only 'Home' students can apply to the Fund, i.e. those students who satisfy the residency criteria to receive Student Support (loans and grants) from Student Finance (SF).
You can apply to the Fund whether you are studying either an undergraduate or postgraduate course and either full-time or part-time. Priority groups of students are:
You can make one application to the fund per academic year. You must be registered and in attendance for the academic you are applying to and have applied for maximum statutory support available to you.
Should you experience further financial hardship during the academic year following submisson of an application form or your situation changes you are advised to make an appointment with our Student Financial Guidance service to discuss your situation. Telephone: 0191 5152933 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Sunderland
Student Support Services
1st Floor, Edinburgh Building
Tel: 0191 5152946/2090/2933
University of Sunderland in London
97 Marsh Wall
Isle of Dogs
Tel: 020 7531 7333
If you wish to appeal you must do so in writing only, within 10 working days of the date of the University’s email. Your appeals letter should identify additional grounds for financial assistance to those made in your original application and supported by documentary evidence where possible. You will need to supply an up-to-date bank statement for all accounts held (or an online bank statement) for both you and your partner (if applicable) and provide evidence of your bank overdraft limit.
Please address your appeals letter to:
University of Sunderland, Hardship Fund Appeals Panel, Student Support Fund,
1st Floor Edinburgh Building, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD
Alternatively you can email your appeal to: email@example.com.