Hardship funds

SOAS students experiencing financial difficulties can apply for a grant to help with the cost of living or childcare. 

To qualify you must be studying a part-time or full-time on-campus programme. We have different funds that support SOAS students in different situations. This guidance explains the criteria for each SOAS Hardship Fund. 

SOAS Hardship Funds are designed to provide short-term financial assistance to temporary hardship. If you need advice on your current financial situation, please book an appointment with the Student Advice Service to discuss your options. 

SOAS Hardship Funds cannot help with paying tuition fees.   

SOAS Hardship Funds will close for applications over the winter vacation on Friday 8 December. If you are struggling financially after this date please log a query on SID for the Student Advice Service