Manage your money while studying with a range of free helpful resources, links, scholarships and funding information.
Careers – If you need a job to help fund your study, talk to careers for help on job searching, CV’s and interview prep.
City Mission - social service agency that can provide immediate support.
Emergency Accommodation - If you need emergency short term accommodation, there are people you can talk to and places you can go.
International student welfare fund – If you’re an international student experiencing financial hardship, contact your student support team about the International Student Welfare Fund.
Overseas financial aid – If you’re an international student coming to UC, your home country might be able to provide you with financial help.
Salvation Army - can provide accommodation support for a range of situations.
Scholarships – If you’re looking at ways to fund your university study, be sure to check out the scholarships, grants and awards available.
Student Job Search – Don’t know where to look to find a job? Check out Student Job Search, which can have over 3000 jobs available at any given time.
Study link - If you need further finance, you may qualify for Student Loans and Allowances from StudyLink.
UCSA Foodbank - If finances have gotten a bit tight and you need some help with groceries, the Foodbank might be able to help you.
UCSA Mickle Fund - If you’re a student of ability and good character who would not be able to complete your studies because of your financial circumstances, then there might be a recoverable loan available to you.
The following resources and contacts may also be helpful
0800 Hungry - Food parcels delivered to your house
Christchurch Budget Service - Free money management programmes
Citizens Advice Bureau - Budget and debt advice
Coping with Financial Stress - A pamphlet for people who may be experiencing stress or mental health problems relating to financial hardship. It provides practical advice for coping with stress, solving problems, and looking after family during tough economic times. It includes information about the symptoms of depression and anxiety, and directs readers to support services if they need them.
Family Budgeting Services (Budgetline) - A network of free, confidential and non-judgemental budgeting services. Freephone 0508 283 438 (0508 BUDGETLINE), Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sorted - Online advice and budgeting templates