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Emergency funding

You should make sure you have enough money to cover all of your living expenses for each term you are studying at Cardiff Met. You can do this through good budgeting and money management.

If you run out of money due to unforeseen circumstances you may be eligible to receive financial support for your living costs. You will be expected to demonstrate that you have taken all reasonable measures to ensure you have enough money to last you until your next income payment (eg Student Finance instalments, wages from a job, etc).

If you are in urgent need of financial assistance you can consider the following options. 

Financial support

Financial support is only available to students who are not able to cover living essentials and is unlikely to be extended to students who are struggling to meet non-essential costs.

When at University, you may need to supplement your finances with savings, part-time work or financial support from family. It is also important that you manage your money effectively throughout.

If you are struggling with unexpected financial hardship, you may be able to seek financial assistance. 

To get started, complete our Financial Support Request form

International and EU students

If you are facing urgent financial hardship due to significant and unexpected circumstances, you may be eligible for emergency financial support through our 'International student support fund'.

You can apply for financial support if you:

  • have been the victim of crime or fraud (you must have a crime reference number)
  • are fleeing domestic violence or abuse
  • have suffered a domestic disaster in the UK such as house fire or flood

If any of these circumstances apply to you, contact us at to discuss your situation further.

We will also contact the Global Student Advisory Service to inform them of your circumstances so they may offer you some support

Dyslexia assessment costs

If you have been advised to have a dyslexia assessment, but you are unable to cover the costs of this, you can apply for help.

To get started, complete our Dyslexia Screening Request form

Self-help resources

If you are struggling to manage your finances, we recommend you complete our financial awareness e-Module: 

Contact us

If you need to talk to someone about budgeting and debt, or the Student Support Fund, you can book an appointment:

Money advice