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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 you have applied for Student Finance for living costs, and your application has been delayed, once you are fully enrolled you can apply to Queen Mary for an interest free loan of up to £350 to help with your essential living costs while you are waiting for your Student Finance. You will need to repay this money once you receive your payment from Student Finance. For full details of the short term loans including eligibility criteria and how to apply, please see the Bursaries, Grants and Scholarships web page

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 (see below).

Welfare loan 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

You can search on the Queen Mary Bursaries, Grants and Scholarships webpage.



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