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School of Global Affairs Hardship Fund 2019-20

The School of Global Affairs Hardship Fund is a limited fund aimed to help students of the school facing financial difficulties during their studies at King’s College London.

How do I apply?

In order to be eligible, you must be studying an undergraduate or postgraduate course with one of the academic departments comprising the School of Global Affairs:

  • African Leadership Centre
  • Brazil Institute
  • Geography
  • Global Health & Social Medicine
  • India Institute
  • International Development
  • Lau China Institute

The hardship fund is open to both Home/EU and International students.

To apply, complete the application form and submit it by email to funding@kcl.ac.uk.

Students will also need to complete the Budgeting module on Blackbullion.

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We will only begin to assess your application once you have completed the Budgeting module on Blackbullion and have achieved 100% in the end of module assessment.

Students who Choose not to Take Student Loans

Students who are choosing not to take up their entitlement to Student Finance for religious reasons are able to apply, but should refer to the relevant page on our website. When submitting your application to the hardship fund, please enclose a completed declaration form.

When should I apply?

Students will be able to apply for the hardship fund each term. The deadlines to apply are as follows:

  • Friday 29th November 2019
  • Friday 7th February 2020
  • Friday 1st May 2020
  • Friday 5th June 2020

Students may submit more than one application per year, but priority will be given to students who have not already received support from the fund.

Further support

If you are still concerned about your financial situation you should contact a Student Advisor for confidential advice.

The Advice team run weekly drop-in sessions, can be contacted via email and have a dedicated Advice telephone line. Full information about the Student Advice service can be found on their webpage.

Students may also be eligible to apply to our other hardship funds.

Contact us

To find out more about the King's Student Fund, please contact the Student Funding Office.


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