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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 installment. 

If at any point while studying at Sheffield Hallam University you realise you may be unable to pay the remainder of your tuition fees, it is important that you contact our Invoicing team in Finance to discuss an extension or a payment plan BEFORE the payment deadline. If your fees are not paid on time, and a formal extension has not been agreed, you may be excluded from your course.

To contact the Invoicing Team, please fill in this UniHub form. Provide details of why you cannot pay your fees before the deadline, the proposed schedule of payment instalments, and documents (eg bank statements, payment slips, work contracts) evidencing that you will be able to keep to a payment plan if this is recommended. 

Please note - your request for a payment plan will not be considered if you are a debtor. Please clear any pre-existing tuition fee debt before you request a payment plan. 

If you already have a payment plan you need to renegotiate, please contact the Invoicing team by replying to the email they sent you. 

 

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

 

Access to remote learning equipment - NOW CLOSED
International students with no equipment to engage in remote learning can apply for an Access to Remote Learning Grant. 
Please read the Guidance Document and the frequently asked questions before applying. This scheme has now closed as all available funds have been allocated.

 

The Postgraduate and International Living Support Scheme (PILSS) & Rental Hardship Scheme have now closed as all available funding has been allocated. 

 

External funding

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.
 

 

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