We offer a host of support services available to our students.


You may be eligible for government funded support in the form of benefits and tax credits. Find out more.

Financial hardship

Sometimes you may experience unexpected and unforeseen eventualities which result in financial hardship. The University has funds which all registered students who have exhausted all other sources of funding may apply for when in extreme and unforeseen financial hardship.

Our Student Money and Housing Advisers administer these funds which are there to help student in severe and unexpected financial hardship lacking other financial options.

Placement fund

The University has a placement fund to assist students on placements which are unpaid, unsupported, compulsory, and in financially challenging locations.

Major money problems

It is important to face any debt or money issues head on, no debt problems are unsolvable. It might not be easy or quick, but there’s always a way forward. Ignoring debts can cause them to spiral out of control.

Our Student Services Centre offers free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to students experiencing both major and minor related money problems.

University of Surrey Students’ Union (USSU)

USSU is a good independent source of information and advice on both representation and welfare. Find out more.

Student Services Centre

Our Student Services Centre is home to Student Money and Housing Advisers who are able to advise on all financial queries and problems for our students. Whether you need advice on the funding you already have, or you’d like to apply for funding, our advisers can help you get the most out of your financial situation.