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Financial support

At Royal Holloway we know that managing your finances can be a difficult part of being a student so we'll do all we can to help you out to make sure your time at university is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

Student Financial Advice

The Student Finance and Funding Advisers, based in Support and Advisory Services, are available if you find yourself in financial difficulty

They are able to offer advice and guidance on financial matters, including how to put together a budget for your studies. 

They administer a number of funds including the Principal's Loan fund and Hardship Funds. They can also provide advise to assist you in locating funding opportunities from charities or organisations that are able to distribute money to students.  

Principal's Loan Fund

Royal Holloway can provide loans of up to £500 if you end up in short-term financial difficulty and to assist in cash flow problems. This may include a late student loan payment, delayed funds from parents or postponed money from abroad.

It is an interest-free loan, which is repaid by an agreed date.

(Please note, loans usually take a minimum of three working days to be credited to your bank account.)

Hardship Funds

The hardship fund is available to students with an additional financial need.

If you have already received your maximum entitlement of student loan, you may be eligible for help.

Please note, there is also limited funding available to Overseas students.

Applications will be considered throughout the academic year while funds are still available. Priority is given to mature students, those with childcare costs, disabled students and those from a low income background.

Working while studying

Many of you will take a part-time job to boost your finances while at university, whether it's to pay your way through your degree or for unexpected occasions.

It also enhances your CV ready for when you graduate. Royal Holloway offers a number of vacancies to students on campus and also works with local employers to ensure you're aware of the jobs available.

We recommend you work no more than 20 hours per week so work doesn't interfere with your studies and gives you time to socialise. 

Contact us

Student Financial Welfare 


Tina Barnard

01784 414633


Student Funding Advisor:

Charlene Dawkins

01784 276109

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