SOAS Hardship Fund

A project by: SOAS University of London

pledged of £20,000 target
Please provide a financial safety net for our students against COVID and the cost of living crisis.

Student employment, travel and studies have been disrupted by the global pandemic and the ongoing cost of living crisis. Our students need your help to get through these uncertain times.

Our student body is our greatest strength and equality of opportunity is at the forefront of what we do. Please help our students continue their studies by offering a financial safety net. 

Some of our students had to pay large amounts of money to buy flights to return home in a hurry, during the height of the pandemic and they are still paying this off. Others are unable to support themselves with rising cost of living costs including increased rent, energy bills and travel.

SOAS offers Hardship Bursaries, especially for students from low income families, those in care, carers, those with disabilities, or displaced people. This scheme is now under huge pressure with great numbers of additional students needing support due to the effects of COVID-19 and the cost of living crisis. 

Every donation, no matter the value, matters. Please support our students struggling with financial difficulties and make a difference in their lives. Our US based donors can also make a tax efficient donation.

We hope you and your loved ones are well in these difficult times and we thank you for your support. To discuss any aspects of your donation, please email