Faculty of Arts Student Emergency Fund
A fund is available to enrolled full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Faculty of Arts who are facing financial challenges.
Criteria for funding
The fund is intended to provide immediate, short term, emergency support for students living in New Zealand who are encountering an unexpected financial crisis that threatens their university study. Doctoral students currently overseas who are unable to return to New Zealand due to Covid 19 will also be considered.
The fund can help with short term emergencies, such as living costs to cover such things as groceries, AT Hop card top-ups, utility bills, medical expenses and text books.
The fund is unable to support:
- Payment of tuition fees
- Payment of halls accommodation fees
- Payment of debt accumulation
- Membership fees
- Parking tickets and fines
Applicants can request financial support up to $500. The selection committee may consider requests for support in excess of $500 on a case-by-case basis.
For a confidential conversation please contact:
- Vandana Minhas-Taneja, Student Engagement and Development Manager
- Associate Professor Vivienne Elizabeth, Associate Dean (Students)
Additional financial support
The University also offers additional financial support for students.