This fund has been established to assist students in meeting essential needs during the pandemic response to Covid-19. It is open to applications from students at all levels of study: Undergraduate, Taught Postgraduate and Research students.
Discretionary and other financial support funds closed on Friday 17th July 2020 to PGT students who are due to complete their course in August or September. This is to allow time for applications to be assessed before your student record completes.
Opens25 March 2020
Deadline31 March 2021
Help withLiving costs
DurationShort term to meet immediate needs
Registered students of the University (including students in Academic and Voluntary Suspension) are eligible to apply to the Fund if they meet the following criteria:
have fallen into financial hardship or anticipate financial hardship related to the current Covid-19 pandemic; and
Other funds are not available to meet their essential needs, or are insufficient to meet these needs; or
An award is appropriate to meet exceptional needs
Awards may also be made on an exceptional basis to students who are “Valid to Register” status.
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Assessment of applications and awards process
Applications will be assessed by members of Student Experience staff on the basis of meeting essential living costs for two months from the date of application. Assessors will also consider exceptional expenditure arising from the current pandemic situation.
If a student receives an award, they may request a review of their situation after two months by submitting an update form available from the Funding and Financial Support Team.
When assessing need account will be taken of any other income available to the student or their household and priority will be given to essential living costs where household income is insufficient to meet that need.
Where a student applies to this fund but is eligible for support from another fund administered by Student Experience, consideration will automatically be given to whether another fund such as Discretionary Fund is more appropriate source of support. It will not be necessary to submit a separate application.
Complete the Application for Financial Support form if you wish to apply for financial support. You only need to submit one application (and one set of supporting documents) and our assessing team will assess your circumstances and eligibility across all of the funds we administer (Housing Support Fund, Mature Students Hardship Fund, University of Strathclyde Covid-19 Hardship Fund, The Lady Eileen McDonald EU & International Student Fund and Discretionary Fund).
Please complete the application, ensure you include all income and expenditure. We cannot assess an incomplete application. You must provide all the documents needed or your application will be delayed. Please provide photocopies, originals will not be returned.
This is a fillable PDF form. We recommend downloading the form first and saving a copy to your PC. You can then fill in the required information using Adobe Acrobat (free Adobe Reader). Remember to save your form at regular intervals so you don’t lose your information and remember to send your completed form.