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The Student Hardship Fund

Financing life, holding down a part-time job and studying can be a struggle and with the cost-of-living increases, students are facing deep uncertainty and heightened anxiety. We have seen an increase in applications for support over the last few years, proving that the Hardship Fund is needed more than ever. Your gift will be directed to where it is most needed, helping students who are facing hardship right now, and those who come under financial pressure in the months ahead.

Current students: How to apply for support

Distribution of the The Hardship Fund is overseen by Student Support Services. If you’re a current student who would like to apply for financial assistance through the fund, please read our guidelines and complete an application form.

Discretionary and assistance funds

Student stories

Jacqueline  Boland
Jacqueline Boland
BA (Hons) Journalism
I used the Hardship Fund in my third year of university, and I can safely say that without it I would have had to face potentially dropping out.
Read Jacqueline's story

Other ways to offer your support

Return to our support homepage for an overview of all the ways you can assist the University of Stirling and our students.

Support Stirling

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