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Financial Assistance Fund

The Financial Assistance Fund (FAF) is provided by the University, and offers non-repayable support that can help you if you are having financial difficulties during your degree. 

FAF is open to all current students studying at Queen Mary, ordinarily based on our London campuses. The fund is intended to act as a safety net for those in need, and can help alleviate unexpected financial hardship – although we are unlikely to be able to provide all the funds you may need. FAF is unable to help with the payment of tuition fees. We aim to help eligible students as much as possible within available resources, applications will be means-tested to ascertain financial hardship, as such, some applications will be unsuccessful. 

Your application needs to show that you have made realistic provision to support yourself and any dependants throughout your course at Queen Mary. If you are eligible you must have taken out all government funding available to you. 

If you need help with making your FAF application, or if you would like to talk to an adviser about the other sources of funding that may be available to you, you can book a confidential one-to-one appointment with a Welfare Adviser in the Advice and Counselling Service. Further information about FAF, including how to apply, can be found below. 

If you think you might need to apply for financial assistance we recommend that you submit an application as early as possible; you don’t need to wait until you have run out of money.

Financial Assistance Fund Policy_2023/24 [PDF 168KB]

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