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Hardship Funds

We understand that students can face wide a range of financial pressures and concerns while studying. Our hardship funds are here to help eligible students who need extra financial support to continue their course at King’s.


Coronavirus hardship funds

To support our students, we have established two new hardship funds to assist with meeting additional costs or changes in income as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. For example, you may have lost your job or been unable to work as many hours, you may need help with accommodation or living costs, or the costs of moving to remote study, such as purchasing a new laptop. Hardship funds are also available to help with financial costs incurred due the pandemic that relate to visas, electives, placements or Erasmus Placements.


If you are experiencing financial difficulty but your situation is not directly because of COVID-19, you can apply to one of our standard hardship funds.


Read an overview of the available funds, to see which ones you are eligible to apply for, depending on whether your situation is related to coronavirus.




Standard hardship funds

(for financial difficulties not linked to the COVID-19 pandemic)


You will only ever be eligible for one of the following standard hardship funds:


If you study Medicine or Dentistry, you may also be eligible to apply to the King's Medical & Dental Hardship Fund.


To find out more about any of these hardship funds, please contact the Student Funding Office.



The College has tried to give students an early opportunity to begin their research of student funding. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is both helpful to prospective candidates and accurate at the time of its publication, it is possible that some information may be outdated or superseded before the start of the 2020/21 academic year.



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