What do I do if I have funding or financial problems?

Tuition Fee Debt

Most of our international students are required to pay half of their fees before enrolling. The second instalment is due in February for courses which start in September, or in September for courses starting in January. However, a small number of students may have difficulties paying this. If at any point while studying at Sheffield Hallam University you realise you may be unable to pay the remainder of your tuition fees, it is important that you seek advice as soon as possible.

1) Book an appointment with an International Experience Adviser to discuss your financial situation. The appointment is confidential and the adviser will not disclose any information or discuss your case unless you give them permission to do you 

2) Following the appointment with the adviser, you contact our Sales Ledger team in Finance on 0114 225 2478 or email salesledger@shu.ac.uk to agree a payment plan

If your fees are not paid on time, and a formal extension has not been agreed, you may be excluded from your course.

Financial problems

If you start experiencing financial hardship due to an emergency or a significant, unexpected and unforeseen change in your circumstances, you may be eligible for an international student emergency loan/grant. This is open to international students, including EU and EEA students with non-settled status. Please note that strict rules apply and students with tuition fee debt are not eligible to apply. If you think that your circumstances qualify for support from the International Student Emergency Fund, you need to book an appointment with an International Experience Adviser for an assessment. and advice about the next steps.

There are a limited number of charities who may be able to provide a grant. The full list is available here Additional information on hardship funds available from UK charities.