What do I do if I have funding or financial problems?
Tuition Fee Debt
Most international students are required to pay half of their payable fees before enrolling. The second instalment is due in February for courses which start in September, or in September for courses starting in January. For various reasons, a small number of students may have difficulties paying their second instalment.
If, due to exceptional circumstances that have occurred since starting your course, you realise you may be unable to pay the remainder of your tuition fees, it is important that you contact our Invoicing Team. You can do this at any point while studying at Sheffield Hallam University, you do not have to wait until you receive payment request. You must email email@example.com with
- details of your exceptional circumstances AND
- supporting evidence of why you cannot pay your fees, AND
- if you are proposing a payment arrangement, evidence that you will be able to meet the deadlines, e.g., part-time employment contract, etc.
It is important to note that if your fees are not paid on time, you may be excluded from your course.
Other financial support
International Emergency Fund
International students experiencing financial hardship due to an emergency or a significant, unexpected, and unforeseen change in your circumstances, may be eligible for a loan or grant from the International Emergency Fund. Please note that strict rules apply and students with tuition fee debt are not eligible to apply. Please read the guidance document before applying. Click here to apply for the International Emergency Fund.
House Hunting Grant for new international students bringing children dependants to the UK
*This grant is closed for new applications as all funds have now been allocated.
From 2022/23 academic year, new international students who are bringing children dependants to the UK may be eligible for this grant. Strict eligibility criteria apply, please read the guidance carefully before applying. Click here to read more about the House Hunting Grant.
There are also a limited number of charities who may be able to provide a grant. Please refer to additional information on hardship funds available from UK charities for details how to apply.