Student Support Fund

The University's Student Support Fund Team administers the Discretionary University Hardship Fund (UHF) for students who are experiencing financial difficulties.  Eligible undergraduate and postgraduate students studying either full-time or part-time can apply.  Applications are means tested and successful awards are paid as a non-repayable grant. 

The UHF can also provide an Emergency Loan each academic year to currently registered students where there has been a delay in receiving the first instalment of student funding from Student Finance.   These loans are designed to help with day-to-day basic living costs and travel to University.  Repayment of loans must be made on receipt of the first instalment of Student Finance Maintenance Loan.  To find out more, visit our website: and Emergency Loan FAQ's page.

Student Support Fund Team

University of Sunderland

Student Support Services

Student Support Fund

1st Floor Edinburgh Building

City Campus, Chester Road

Sunderland SR1 3SD

Telephone: 0191 515 2946/2090 or 0191 515 2933