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Are there any other QMUL hardship funds I can apply for?

Are there any other Queen Mary hardship funds I can apply for?

Short term loans

If your Student Finance payment is late or other money is temporarily delayed, and you will have no money for a period of time, you can apply for a short term loan from Queen Mary to help pay your living costs until your money arrives. This loan can take a few days to arrange and is usually paid directly into your bank account. it is interest free. 

To apply, contact the Bursaries, Grants and Scholarships office: 

You need to pay the loan back as soon as you are able to. This will normally be once your delayed funds have arrived, or you have received other money you normally rely on such as money from part time work or family. You cannot usually be considered for another loan or an award from Queen Mary hardship funds until you have paid back the money you owe.

Short term loans from the Students’ Union

Queen Mary Students' Union can offer a welfare loan of up to £100 to help students who have run into unexpected financial need due to a cash flow problem. For example, if you are waiting for your wages to be paid and you need to make a payment. These loans are interest free. You must be able to demonstrate a realistic repayment schedule. There is more information online, including a link to a short form to arrange an online appointment with a member of staff in the Students' Union to discuss your application. Students without access to online platforms will still be able to progress their applications via email.

Queen Mary Scholarships and Bursaries

For a full list of Queen Mary Scholarships and Bursaries see the Queen Mary Bursaries, Grants and Scholarships webpage.


If you are only eligible for an EU Tuition Fee Loan and no Student Finance for living costs, you would not normally be eligible for a short term loan from Queen Mary. This is because you do not have a guaranteed source of income such as loans or grants, which you could use to repay the loan. However, you would still be eligible to apply for a QMSU welfare loan.

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