College hardship funding for current postgraduates

The College has funds available to current postgraduates to assist with maintenance and other living costs. The funding listed here has been made available partly from the College's own funds, but also from the generous donations of our benefactors. 

Please remember that in tandem to exploring hardship funding from the College, students should also explore hardship funding available through the University, your department/ faculty, and via external sources. 

How to apply

In order to apply for Hardship Funding of any type, please download and complete the College Hardship Application Form. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This can take up to a month to be processed.

Once completed, the form should be submitted to the Postgraduate Administrator.

Please note:

  • The College prioritises cases whereby students have sought additional financial support from other sources, such as their department or from the University. We will not reach a final decision until you have notified the Postgraduate Administrator of the outcome of your other applications. Contingency awards can, however, be made in cases of immediate need.

  • The College prioritises cases whereby financial difficulty was not foreseeable.

  • Hardship funding is not designed to be a long-term solution for postgraduates. The budget planner on the application is designed to help you think about how you intend to manage your expenses and costs going forward. Students who have provided a thorough budget plan will be prioritised.

  • It is essential that your supervisor provides the relevant endorsement for your application.​ Incomplete applications will be returned.

If you are not sure whether or not you are eligible to apply for hardship funding from St Catharine's, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator (



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