Accessibility statement

Emergency Student Support Fund

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and the financial impact it is having on our students, the University is relaunching the Emergency Student Support Fund (ESSF) for current students who need immediate financial support during these challenging times. 

The fund, which is being supported by the University as well as through donations from alumni, friends and supporters, will provide bursaries of up to £500 to help our students with current issues, including housing and food insecurity, IT equipment for online learning and other financial challenges. 

How to apply

The next round of the Emergency Student Support Fund is due to open in January 2021.

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

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the Emergency Student Support Fund, email: essf@york.ac.uk 

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