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University of Greenwich International Hardship Fund, UK 2024

Application is now open for the University of Greenwich International Hardship Fund. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Greenwich and Scholarship

The University of Greenwich, a public university located in London and Kent, United Kingdom, has a rich history that includes previous names such as Woolwich Polytechnic and Thames Polytechnic.

Situated in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the university’s main campus at the Old Royal Naval College, along with its Avery Hill campus, offers a diverse range of subjects, spanning architecture, business, computing, mathematics, education, engineering, humanities, maritime studies, natural sciences, pharmacy, and social sciences. Notably, the university has produced distinguished alumni, including two Nobel laureates: Abiy Ahmed and Charles K. Kao. Recognized for its commitment to teaching excellence, the University of Greenwich received a Silver rating in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.


The university’s standing in various rankings reflects its academic prowess. According to The Guardian University Guide 2022, the University of Greenwich was ranked 94 out of 121 UK institutions. In 2023, it secured the 60th position according to Times Higher Education (THE). The university also achieved the top spot in London for Events, Tourism, and Hospitality, as per the Guardian’s 2023 university rankings. Several subjects taught at Greenwich witnessed notable improvements in league tables, with Chemistry climbing to 10th place, up by 10 positions since 2021. Forensic Science (9), Criminology (10), Mechanical Engineering (12), and Education (48) also demonstrated significant advancements.

On the global stage, the University of Greenwich attained the 76th position in the UK according to the Center for World University Rankings World University Rankings 2020–21. In 2022, it secured a spot in the 750-800 range globally by QS World University Rankings.

Recognizing the financial challenges that students may face, the University of Greenwich has established the International Hardship Fund (IHF). This fund is designed to assist EU students without a maintenance loan and international students who have encountered unexpected short-term costs.

The IHF provides discretionary financial support for undergraduate, postgraduate, and research students from overseas and the EU who are not in receipt of a maintenance loan and have experienced unforeseen financial hardship due to unexpected circumstances. While the IHF serves as a safety net for students facing financial difficulties, it is not intended to replace their main source of support. Through initiatives like the IHF, the University of Greenwich demonstrates its commitment to supporting students in their academic journey, fostering an inclusive and accessible learning environment.

Details about the University of Greenwich International Hardship Fund:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Greenwich, UK

Scholarship Value: Partial Funding, varies

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Masters

Host Institution(s): University of Greenwich, UK

Eligibility Criteria for the University of Greenwich International Hardship Fund

Applicants are advised to meet the following requirements to be qualified for the University of Greenwich International Hardship Fund:

  • The student’s tuition pay account must be current, any holds must be lifted, and they must be properly registered. Until their second semester of study, first-year students will not be able to apply.
  • The applicant must be an international or EU student paying tuition without getting a maintenance loan.
  • The applicant must be a current, enrolled student at the University of Greenwich.
  • New applicants (year 0 or 1) will not be able to submit their applications until the second semester.
  • The applicant must be pursuing a degree in mathematics, MMath, BEd, BSc, LLB, BEng, MEng, or postgraduate studies.
  • The candidate must be enrolled in classes at one of the school’s partner institutions, where your tuition is paid directly to them, such as Avery Hill, Greenwich, or Medway Campus.
  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate that they have less than £500 in each of their domestic and UK bank accounts.
  • The applicant has to have paid all necessary fees.

Application Process for University of Greenwich International Hardship Fund

Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements should download the application form, fill it out, and send it to together with the required supporting documents (see Par. 8: Evidence Checklist). All supporting materials must only be available in PDF format. The fund is available until July 19, 2024, or until all of the available fund has been distributed.

The Submission Deadline is: July 19, 2024

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