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Student support fund

The aim of the fund is to alleviate unexpected financial difficulties.

The YSJ Student Support Fund provides financial assistance to students in need.

Since the start of the pandemic, York St John University has actively increased the budget available to support more students facing financial challenges and added these funds to the YSJ Student Support Fund. 

The Office for Students have provided further hardship funding for universities to support students to continue their course and achieve learning outcomes. This funding recognises challenges faced by students who, as a result of the exceptional circumstances, have not been able to occupy their term-time, rented accommodation and may be incurring additional costs.

Apply to the York St John Summer Student Support Fund

When you submit your York St John Summer Student Support Fund application you do not need to provide evidence.

However, we would advise you to gather the following evidence so that you have it ready to upload to your online application if requested:

• Evidence of any income. For example, pay slips, welfare benefits award letters, Postgraduate Master’s/Doctoral Loans entitlement letter
• Tenancy agreement (full document showing all named tenants and costs) covering the summer months
• Bank statements for all accounts held for the last month.

Please note: It is not possible to offer support for tuition fees through this Fund. If you are struggling to pay your tuition fees, please contact the Finance team to discuss your options. They can be contacted on

Apply to the YSJ Student Support Fund


The Foodbank is open to all students who find themselves in financial difficulty for a short period of time. The Foodbank is made up of basic food necessities and toiletries to help support students facing difficulty through a short period of time. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out if the Foodback could help you. Email

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