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With increased demand over the last few years, our Hardship fund has now reached a critically low level. Further capital is urgently needed to help students who find themselves in financial difficulties due to unexpected circumstances.
Priority is given to hardship caused by accidents, illness, legal expenses, childcare costs, or unexpected loss of support. Due to the current lack of funds, students will only be given hardship support if they are close to completing their degree. Students can also apply to the Hardship fund for travel and conference grants to enable them to present their research overseas, but we are currently limited to only £300 per DPhil student throughout their entire course.
Modest financial support at the right time can make all the difference to a student affected by hardship, so gifts of all sizes will have a direct impact.