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How to apply: undergraduate students

Applications to the Student Support Fund are now closed for undergraduate students. Applications will reopen on 3 October 2022. If you have an urgent need, please contact one of the Student Advisers, their contact details are on the University Student Hub web page.

If you are currently facing financial difficulties because your funding has been delayed, you should consider applying for an emergency loan instead of the Student Support Fund, unless you have been advised otherwise by a Student Adviser.

Please read the relevant information on the Student Support Fund, the following information relates to undergraduate students only.
The Student Support Fund is available to all undergraduate and PGCE students who meet the criteria.

You can apply during any year of your studies, once you are fully enrolled at the University. You will need to submit a new application each academic year if you are applying for a new award. However, this is a discretionary fund and awards are not guaranteed; being successful in the past does not automatically mean you will be successful again.

You are welcome to apply as many times to the Fund as you require until you have reached the maximum possible award, providing you can demonstrate that your circumstances have changed since your last application; we are unable to award again for circumstances already considered.

Applications are open from 1 October 2021 until 5pm on Friday 6 May 2022. All supporting documents must be received by 5pm on Friday 20 May 2022.


You're eligible to apply if you:

  • are currently fully-registered on an undergraduate or a PCGE degree-awarding programme (with the exception of Degree Apprenticeships and Online and Distance Learners) at the University of York, or
  • be registered on an approved leave of absence from the University for any reason, except where leave of absence is due to progression issues, and
    have already taken out your full entitlement of student funding before applying to the Student Support Fund, and
    are normally resident within the UK for the duration of your studies.

You will need to show that you have made reasonable provision for your tuition fees and living costs throughout your course before you started your studies.

Applications to meet tuition fees or as a result of changes in exchange rates with your home currency will not be considered.


We recommend reading the Student Support Fund guidance carefully before you begin your application.

  1.  Applications to the Student Support Fund are closed until 3 October 2022. When they reopen, there will be a link to the application form, added in this section.
  2. We will carry out the initial assessment of your application usually within four weeks of receiving the application and all required evidence.
  3. We will let you know the result of your application and keep you informed via your university email address.