Falmouth University Hardship Fund

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The Falmouth University Hardship Fund is designed to help students who encounter unforeseen financial problems during the academic year.

The 2018/19 fund is now open.

The assessment will consider your incomes, outgoings and original financial plan at the start of the academic year.

The application form and full notes on how to apply are available via the following links:

The notes detail what is being asked of you and how your application will be assessed. It should also be noted that there are limits on the size of awards, as follows (please bear in mind that the maximum awards available are not typical of the awards made):

  • UK students: £100-£3500
  • EU students: £100-£600
  • International students: £100-£600

Maximum awards for EU and international students are lower, as any student choosing to study overseas should only do so with a reasonable and robust financial contingency plan in place. Such funds would be expected to cover the majority of unforeseen issues that might arise, with the Hardship Fund only offering a top-up award in extreme circumstances.

Not all applications to the Hardship Fund will be successful. An application may be given a nil award either where it is assessed as having no additional need, or if the issue was deemed to be reasonably foreseeable.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please email the Hardship Team, talk to the Student Funding Team or visit the FXU Students' Union website:

Email: falhardship@falmouth.ac.uk
Web: fxu.org.uk