OUSA Student Support Hardship

Are you experiencing unexpected financial difficulty? The OUSA Student Hardship Fund can help you out of a tight spot. It is open to domestic, international, full-time and part-time students of the University of Otago.

The fund is designed to be flexible and each case is considered carefully by a panel whose members are committed to student welfare. The fund will not consider paying fines (parking/disciplinary fines through the University/legal fines) or arrears with finance companies.

Before you apply, please see if you can access any of the other forms of financial assistance available. Please see ‘Financial Support Available’ from the drop-down menu.

The process involved with OUSA Student Support Hardship Fund application includes:

  • Check out alternative options for financial support available.
  • Complete the application form online.
  • Your application will be assessed confidentially by a panel.
  • OUSA Student Support will advise you of the outcome via email.

If your application is successful, the Hardship Fund will provide a one-off payment up to $250. Click here to apply.