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Financial Assistance fund

Are you facing financial hardship?

Please ensure that you are fully enrolled for the 2018/19 academic year and, if you are eligible for funding, you have received the first instalment of your Student Loan or NHS Bursary BEFORE you apply. 

If you have exceptional or unforeseen costs or you are in financial hardship you could be eligible for help from the Financial Assistance Fund.  

The fund is there to help any eligible student who has a particular financial need but we cannot meet every application we receive and we cannot always meet all of the costs that you might apply for.  Priority is given to certain groups of students when deciding how to allocate the funding. These include:

  • Students with children (especially lone parents)
  • Disabled students
  • Students who have entered higher education from care
  • Undergraduates in the final year of their study or those close to finishing their postgraduate qualification

How will I be paid?

When filling out your form you will complete a 'Nominated bank account' form, this will enable Queen Mary to pay any award directly to you. 

How do I apply?

New - online application now available

To apply online: 

  • Log in to your MySis portal and go to the Scholarships and Bursaries page (click + if not visible)
  • Click on ‘Apply for Scholarship or Bursary’
  • Select ‘Financial Assistance Fund’ from the funding type dropdown and complete the online application screens
  • Make sure you click the ‘Submit’ button on the final screen

The paper Financial Assistance Fund form is available as a download on the right of this page.  Please read the Guidance Notes booklet for more information on how to fill it in.

For advice about your finances, or to discuss which aspects of your situation might be important to include in your application, please make an appointment to see a Welfare Adviser either by calling in person at the Advice and Counselling Service (Ground Floor, Geography Building) or by phoning 020 7882 8717 or by visiting the website

Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) - £200 Award

If you have been assessed as eligible for a DSA award but have been asked to pay the first £200 yourself you may be eligible for an award from the Financial Assistance Fund to help you cover this award. For more details on this award, eligibility and how to apply please see the DDS website 

The QMSU Club Sport Financial Support Fund

The QMSU Club Sport Financial Support Fund will be used to subsidies costs associated with sports participation for students in financial hardship. This will remove the financial barriers which are currently preventing a significant proportion of students at both our Queen Mary and Barts and The London SMD campuses from accessing sport. By widening access to sport, more students will be given the opportunity to improve their physical and mental well being, as well as gain transitional employability skills.

 For more information on how to apply to the Club Sport Financial Support Fund please see the QMSU webpage

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