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Emergency Student Support Fund reopens

Posted on 12 November 2020

The Emergency Student Support Fund has reopened - the first deadline for applications is Tuesday 17 November.

The Emergency Student Support Fund (ESSF) aims to provide short-term financial support for the unanticipated needs of York students caused or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Students can apply for a maximum of £500 of non-repayable funding.

All current students who are fully-registered at the University of York on a degree-awarding programme (UG, PGT or PGR, full- or part-time) are eligible to apply for ESSF funding.

The funding can be used for: 

  • food/living costs
  • health-related costs
  • accommodation
  • travel expenses
  • study-related costs
  • IT equipment costs

The new ESSF round will close on Tuesday 24 November, with a mid-point review on Tuesday 17 November so that early successful applications can receive payment as quickly as possible.

Emergency Student Support Fund