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CISN hardship fund
criteria and application process
- Awards are made to applicants undertaking full-time first degree or postgraduate studies lasting a minimum of one academic year.
- Awards are made to students who are within 6 months of finishing and who can show that their financial problems are unexpected and that a small grant will enable them to complete their course.
- Applicants normally excluded from consideration within the Hardship Fund are:
a) permanent residents of Britain, Ireland, EU or other developed countries;
b) students who begin their course without assured funding to meet the full costs involved (tuition, accommodation, living expenses etc.);
c) students whose fees and living expenses have been covered by major award(s);
d) candidates who have not begun their studies and those who have already finished;
e) those studying outside Britain/Ireland or those requiring help for a field trip abroad;
f) asylum seekers and refugees;
g) students undertaking courses in subjects related to arms manufacture or experimentation on live animals.
Potential candidates who, in the light of the above criteria, believe themselves eligible should email