NTU Undergraduate Hardship Fund Application

Residence eligibility screening prior to application

Are you eligible to apply?

If you're receiving a maintenance loan from a UK national student finance service

Your maintenance loan must come from one of the following:

  • Student Finance England
  • Student Finance Wales
  • Student Finance Northern Ireland
  • Student Awards Agency for Scotland.

Receiving a maintenance loan from these services means you meet the residence criteria. Apply to the NTU Undergraduate Hardship Fund using our online application form.

NTU Undergraduate Hardship Fund online application form

If you're not receiving a maintenance loan from one of the UK national student finance services above

You must meet the residence eligibility criteria set out below. Check that you fall into one of the categories in both part one and part two. If you do, apply using the NTU Undergraduate Hardship Fund online application form.

Part one

(i) You're a UK National.

(ii) You're an Irish Citizen.

(iii) You've been granted settled status or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

(iv) You're the child of a Swiss national.

(v) You're the child of a Turkish Worker who is working in the UK.

(vi) You have settled status, other than that granted through the EU Settlement Scheme. Examples include you having Indefinite Leave to Remain.

(vii) The UK government has granted Refugee Status to:

  • you
  • your husband, wife or civil partner
  • your parent(s) or step-parent.

(viii) The UK government has granted Humanitarian Protection to:

  • you
  • your husband, wife or civil partner
  • your parent(s) or step-parent.

(ix) Leave to Remain as a Stateless Person has been granted to:

  • you
  • your husband, wife or civil partner
  • your parent(s) or step-parent.

(x) You've been granted Leave to Remain in the UK as the victim of domestic violence or abuse.

(xi) You:

  • have been granted Leave to Remain under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, or
  • are the dependent child of someone who has.

(xii) You:

  • have been granted ‘Calais’ leaver in the UK, or
  • are the dependent child of someone who has.

(xiii) You've been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain as a person who has been a bereaved partner.

(xiv) You have Discretionary or Limited Leave to Remain, and on the first day of the first academic year of the course you:

  • will be under the age of 18, and
  • would have been living in the UK and Islands for seven years.

(xv) You have Discretionary or Limited Leave to Remain, and on the first day of the first academic year of the course, you:

  • will be over the age of 18, and
  • would have been living in the UK for at least 20 years, or at least half of your life.

Part two

1. You:

  • fall under (i), (vi), (xiv) or (xv) in part one above, and
  • have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands throughout the three-year period prior to the first day of the first academic year of my course, and
  • were ordinarily resident in England on the first day of the first academic year.

2. You:

  • fall under (i) in part one above, and
  • are ordinarily resident in the UK on the first day of the first academic year, and
  • have previously lived in England prior to exercising a right of residence in the EEA or Switzerland, where on the 31 December 2020 you were ordinarily resident either:
    • in the EEA, Switzerland or Gibraltar, or
    • in the UK, having moved back to the UK from the EEA, Switzerland or Gibraltar on or after 1 January 2018.

3. You:

  • fall under (ii) in part one above, and
  • have been ordinarily resident in the UK, Islands or Ireland throughout the three-year period prior to the first day of the first academic year of my course, and
  • you were ordinarily resident in England on the first day of the first academic year.

4. You fall under (iii) in part one above, and you:

  • have been granted Settled Status under the EUSS, and
  • have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands throughout the three-year period prior to the first day of the first academic year of your course, and
  • were ordinarily resident in England on the first day of the first academic year of your course.

Or, you fall under (iii) in part one above, and you:

  • have been granted Pre-Settled Status under the EUSS, and
  • are a migrant worker or their family member, and
  • have been ordinarily resident in the UK, the EEA, Switzerland, or Gibraltar for the three-year period prior to the start date of you course, or
  • you are the child of a former migrant worker who was in the UK working while you were in education in the UK at a level lower than higher education, such as A-levels or GCSEs.

5. You:

  • fall under (iv), and
  • have been ordinarily resident in England on the first day of the first academic year of the course, and
  • have been ordinarily resident in the UK, Gibraltar, the EEA and Switzerland throughout the three-year period prior to the first day of the first academic year of the course.

6. You:

  • fall under (v), and
  • were in the UK by the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, as was the worker, and
  • were ordinarily resident in England on the first day of the first academic year of the course, and
  • have been ordinarily resident in the UK, Gibraltar, the EEA and Switzerland throughout the three-year period prior to the first day of the first academic year of the course.

7. You:

  • fall under (vii), (viii), (ix), (x), (xi), (xii) or (xiii), and
  • were ordinarily resident in England on the first day of the first academic year of the course, and
  • have Leave to Enter or Remain, which has not expired, and
  • haven't ceased to be resident in the UK since the status was granted.

Do you meet the residence eligibility criteria above? If so, apply to the NTU Undergraduate Hardship Fund using our online form. By clicking the button below, you're confirming that you meet the required residence eligibility criteria.

Apply to the NTU Undergraduate Hardship Fund

Further advice 

If you're not sure whether you meet the residence criteria above, email us.

  • Last updated: 18/10/2021