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Emergency Student Support Fund

Emergency Student Support Fund

The Emergency Student Support Fund (ESSF) helps current students who need immediate financial support as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It is supported by the University as well as donations from alumni, friends and supporters.

Funding is available to support students with financial needs related to accommodation, food and living costs, and essential travel costs. Bursaries up to a value of £500 are available.

All current students on a degree-awarding undergraduate or postgraduate programme at York are eligible to apply.

Please note that funding is not guaranteed. Prioritisation will be made on the basis of applicants’ individual needs.

How to apply

The Emergency Student Support Fund is currently closed for applications. The next round of ESSF will be open to continuing students and those graduating in August 2021. Details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the Emergency Student Support Fund, email: 

You can find information about other support funding and loans on our assistance funding webpage.