Emergency support

If you find yourself in financial difficulty there's plenty of support available from the University.

Accommodation and tuition fee payments

If you experience any difficulties in paying your tuition or accommodation fees, please contact us as soon as possible

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Short-term loans

The University can lend students who are in financial difficulty an amount of money to help with their immediate essential living costs, such as food and essential travel.

We can offer you one or two types of loan, depending on your circumstances.

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Discretionary funding

The University provides discretionary financial assistance for UK students to access and remain in higher education, particularly those students who need financial help to meet extra costs that cannot be met from other sources of support.

The fund is intended to act as a safety net for students in financial difficulty, rather than a main source of income.

Overseas and EU (other than UK) students are not eligible to apply.

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Overseas financial support

The European Financial Support fund (EFS) can provide discretionary financial assistance to all full-time non-UK students registered at the University of Kent and eligible to pay tuition fees at the ‘EU’ rate, and all non-UK University of Kent students (including overseas rate fee-payers) studying abroad as part of their degree programme.  

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