Financial support

International Students House

The Mary Trevelyan Hardship Fund

The Mary Trevelyan Hardship Fund is a grant or a loan of up to £1,000 available to students in London who have found themselves in unexpected financial difficulties during their studies.

Who can apply

Students must meet all of the following criteria to apply for the Mary Trevelyan Fund:

  • Studying full-time at a recognised Higher Education Institution in London

  • In financial need due to unexpected circumstances

  • Either an ISH resident (of any nationality) OR a non-British student at an Institution that holds membership with ISH

What to know:
  • Other than in exceptional circumstances, the maximum award will be a grant or a loan of up to £1,000
  • The grant cannot normally be used to pay university tuition fees
  • Preference will be given to students in their final year of study
  • Evidence of applications to / awards from a university’s hardship fund would strengthen an application


For any enquiries about the Mary Trevelyan Hardship Fund or financial support you can contact Dr Sharon Bolton, our Dean of Student Life

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7631 8366
If you prefer meeting face to face, you can book an appointment here: