Apply for Financial Assistance

Are you a UK or EU Student?

Is your funding not sufficient to cover your living costs?

Are money worries affecting your studies or wellbeing?

Are there upcoming or unexpected costs that you don't know how to pay? 


If so, we are here to help!

The Swansea University Opportunity Award is available year round to assist students experiencing financial difficulty for all sorts of reasons; from the costs involved with studying abroad to those incurred when providing care for a dependent, and many more in between!

Did you know...?

You do not need to be in dire financial straits to be eligible for an award (please get in touch with Money@CampusLife for more information).

If you are a UK or EU student studying full or part-time on a mainstream undergraduate or postgraduate course, you are eligible to apply to the Fund.

The Fund is based on student income, not on parental income like Student Loans/Grants.

Any award you receive does not have to be repaid.

Students can apply as many times as they like throughout the academic year.

Please note, external students are not eligible to apply to any of the Money@CampusLife hardship funds.  You may find you are able to access the online application forms but these will not be considered.

How do I Apply?

The Swansea University Opportunity Award is available to apply using our online application form which is available here: SUOA Application 

Students will need to log on using their intranet log-in details. If you have any questions about the form please contact the Money@CampusLife team.

The SUOA is a limited fund and all awards are issued as a grant that does not need to be paid back.  In order for awards to be issued fairly and to those in need, please be aware that you will be required to supply all the evidence requested based on your circumstances. 

It can take up to 15 working days to assess your application, but a decision may take longer if not all evidence has been provided.  If we need further information, we will contact you within the 15 working days.  You may receive more than one request for further information if not all evidence has been provided.

Money Worries affecting your Health or Wellbeing?

If you feel like your money worries are affecting your health or wellbeing, you may benefit from accessing the support available from the Wellbeing@CampusLife team. They offer a wide range of services including counselling, support sessions and workshops depending on your circumstances and individual requirments. For more information, including how to get in touch, please visit the Wellbeing webpage

Money@CampusLife Confidentiality policy

All information dealt with by the Money@CampusLife team is done so in the strictest confidence.  On the occasions that we need to consult staff from other departments, we only do so with prior consent from you.