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Hardship funding - coronavirus

Hardship funding available to support students impacted by the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.

If you have been impacted by coronavirus, then Faculties, Departments, Colleges, and central services have limited hardship funding that may be able to help you. 

The University has also been working to make available some additional hardship funding to support students at this time. 

An Emergency Assistance Fund was launched for Trinity term to provide short-term assistance for on-course, matriculated students whose finances have been negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Emergency Assistance grants of between £200 and £1,000 were available. The scheme closed for applications on Friday 12 June 2020.

A new hardship scheme is currently being developed for students whose finances have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic over a longer time period, and this will be launched for the 2020/21 academic year. Further information will be included on this page and on the student coronavirus advice information page in due course. Students who are in urgent financial difficulty during the Long Vacation are advised to contact their college hardship officer for further guidance.

A range of wider financial information, including details of schemes that can provide help for other reasons, is available on the Fees & Funding webpages.

For more general advice about coronavirus and its impacts on current Oxford students please refer to the student coronavirus advice information page.

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