The Hardship Fund is available to support students experiencing unexpected financial hardship.
The Fund is limited and not able to cover costs associated with tuition fees, ongoing living costs such as rent, utilities, debts and cannot make up any funding shortall.
We will endeavour to help with students' immediate needs and unexpected costs.
Applications will be assessed on case by case basis.
The fund is available to registered Bangor University students – Undergraduate or Postgraduates whether you are from the UK, EU or an International student studying full or part-time courses.
Where eligible, full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students must have applied for their full entitlement of maintenance loan/grant.
Students will be expected to have explored all means of helping themselves before applying to the fund, such as finding part-time work and considering ways of reducing their expenditure. It is therefore recommended that you carefully work out a weekly or monthly budget to identify where your expenditure can be reduced and/or income increased. Use the following budgeting tool to help you budget or download a budgeting sheet using the following link:
How and when to apply?
Students may apply at any time during the academic year and should contact one of the following for advice and support and an application form:
UK & EU students – should contact the Money Support Unit to discuss their situation.
International students – should contact the International Student Support Office in the International Education Centre (IEC) to discuss their situation.
All applications must be on a valid form and returned in person where possible with all the relevant photocopied documentation to one of the offices listed above.
Applications are assessed on evidence of a shortfall in a student's income and expenditure. It is therefore essential that you give clear and accurate details of all your income and ongoing financial commitments. It is important that you complete the form thoroughly and provide all the necessary evidence required to enable us to process your application.
Your application form will not be accepted without the required supporting evidence.
Allocation of Funds
We aim to process, discuss and inform students of any award within 15 working days of receiving a completed application to the Money Support Unit or the International Student Support Office.
Awards are dependent on a student being registered and in attendance on a course here in Bangor University.
Awards are paid via BACS into the student’s bank account.
Students will be notified of all decisions via email.
Applications are seen only by the Money Support Unit staff and the International Student Support Office. In some cases, it may be necessary for additiional supporting information to be sought from other University staff in order for a decision to be reached, in which case we will seek the student's permission beforehand.
Data Protection Act (1998): Bangor University is a data controller as defined in the 2018 legislation. Student Services follows University policy in matters of data protection. Personal and special category data will be used solely in the Unit for statistical purposes and electronic records keeping. This data will not be passed to any other third party without your consent, except when the University is required to do so by law. Any formal enquiries concerning the use of data noted here should be addressed to the Director of Student Services.
All applicants have the right to appeal if they are not entirely satisfied with the outcome of their application. However, appeals will only be considered where there is further evidence of a student’s personal circumstances.
Students may seek a review in the first instance, and should make an appointment with the Student Adviser in the Money Support Unit or the Head of International Student Support to discuss further evidence. If appropriate, a reviewed application will be considered by the Allocation Group. Students will be informed in writing of the Allocation Group’s decision.
Any further appeal should be made in writing to the Director of Student Services, who will forward to an independent Senior Officer of the University, for consideration. Students will be informed of a decision as soon as possible.
Help and Support
If you have any queries or need assistance contact:
UK & EU students – should contact the Money Support Unit or by telephone 01248 383566