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 support to our students who may be facing immediate issues relating to housing and food insecurity, IT equipment for online learning and other financial challenges as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Bursaries up to a value of £500 are available.

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

How to apply

The most recent round of Emergency Student Support Funding closed on Tuesday 16 February. 

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.