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Students at university can experience unexpected hardships or may have access to additional opportunities. St George’s provides hardship funds to help support UK and International students. We’re also able to provide funds to help students taking part in sport at a high level or who have the opportunity to present academic papers during their programmes.

St George’s support and hardship funding 2020/21

Access to Learning Fund 2020/21

St George's, University of London's Access to Learning Fund (ALF) 2020/21 is open for applications. The ALF is our hardship fund for home (UK) students.

Please read the guidance notes for details about how applications are assessed, confirmation of the priority groups, and details of the supporting documentation required. Applicants should be sure to give full details of their circumstances and reasons for applying. 

Applications from fully registered and enrolled home (UK) students can be considered, however please be aware that as the funding for the ALF is limited and discretionary, not all applicants will qualify for an award. If you have any queries about your eligibility please email

The ALF will remain open during the academic year until funds are exhausted. Students who wish to be considered are advised to make an application as soon as possible. 

The completed application form and PDF copies of the supporting documents should be submitted by emailing Once your completed application has been received, the Student Finance Advisor may contact you to arrange an appointment via MS Teams to discuss your application further. 

Alastair Hunter Sports Fund 2020/21

St George’s students have a strong tradition of combining their studies with sport. The costs of competing, combined with the high cost of living in London, can act as a barrier to some students taking part. Each year, students are invited to apply for a prize from the alumni-funded Alastair Hunter Sports Fund. The Fund exists to help students participating in a sport at a high level, or with the potential to do so, to continue fulfilling their sporting ambitions. From this year onwards, one student prize will be available at Gold (£300), Silver (£200) and Bronze (£100) level.  

External sources of support

Charities and funding organisations

Other sources


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