If you are experiencing money difficulties then we would recommend speaking to one of our Specialist Advisers who can provide you with expert, confidential advice.
You might also be able to apply to one of our hardship funds for additional financial support. We run a number of funds including the King's Student Fund for students in receipt of the King's Living Bursary, the King's Hardship Fund for postgraduate students or undergraduate students who do not qualify for the King's Living Bursary and the International Hardship Fund for International and EU students.
If you are experiencing financial difficulty, but your situation has not directly arisen due to the effects of the pandemic, then please refer to our article What loans, grants or scholarships can I get from King’s? which provides information on our Hardship Funds.
Further resources you may also find helpful:
If you need further advice please don’t hesitate to contact the Advice & Guidance team for support.
What support can I get for financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic?
If you are struggling with money concerns at the moment, we encourage you to read our article Money advice during 2020-21 which has lots of information and tips for managing your finances.
If you experiencing financial hardship due to the ongoing pandemic, you might be able to receive further financial support by applying to the King’s Coronavirus Financial Assistance Fund.
The scheme aims to provide students with the following support:
Help meeting accommodation costs
Help with living costs due to loss of income/absence of employment
The scheme will receive applications until 19 March and has been set up with support from the Office for Students. For more information please refer to King's Coronavirus Financial Assistance Fund.
King’s Financial Aid Fund
For undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, applications will be considered for help with living costs if your financial hardship is directly related to the pandemic and you cannot cover all your costs, students who are care experienced, estranged or otherwise vulnerable are encouraged to apply. The fund will also consider unexpected costs of visa applications and changes placements and overseas study.
PGR Financial Aid Fund
For postgraduate research students, applications will be considered for help with living costs if your financial hardship is directly related to the pandemic and you cannot cover all your costs. The fund will also consider unexpected costs of visa applications.
If you are experiencing financial difficulty, but your situation has not directly arisen due to the effects of the pandemic, then we would encourage you to apply to one of our standard hardship funds described above and to seek advice from our Advice & Guidance team if you need support with your application.