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 contact our Invoicing team in Finance on email invoicing@shu.ac.uk to discuss an extension or 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

International students experiencing financial hardship due to an emergency or a significant, unexpected, and unforeseen change in your circumstances, may be eligible for a loan or grant from the International Emergency Fund. Please note that strict rules apply and students with tuition fee debt are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Please read the guidance document before applying.

Click here to apply


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.