The University offers a Hardship Fund to assist students who are experiencing financial difficulty. Awards are a non-repayable grant and are awarded to applicants who require financial support to help them continue their studies at Essex.
Please read the full terms and conditions carefully, and watch the bank statement video below before applying.
Students can expect a response, whether to request missing evidence, or with an outcome of their application, 3 weeks after submitting the application.
The University is accepting claims for reimbursement of unnecessary travel and caring costs on the days of strike action during February and March 2023. Eligible students will be those who have had all teaching cancelled on any one of the strike days so that their journey to the University that day was unnecessary when they expected to access their teaching. Students will not be normally eligible for reimbursement where some, but not all, of their teaching on any given day was cancelled.
Anybody wishing to seek reimbursement is required to use the application form, which will ensure payment reflects the actual costs incurred, and targets financial support to those most impacted by the strike.
Applications for reimbursement should not be made via the Hardship Fund.
All funding applications for 2022-2023 must be submitted via Blackbullion, please see instructions below:
The University and other external organisations offer financial support to get you through your studies. Check out other ways of funding your studies:
The University offers a range of additional welfare support and guidance.