Additional financial support
Tuition fee loans
The tuition fee loan covers your annual tuition fees of £9,250 for academic year 2018/19. The Student Loans Company pays this, on your behalf, directly to your University for each year of your study. The loan will be reduced by any fee waiver you have been awarded.
Maintenance loans for new students in 2018/19
You can also apply for a maintenance loan for day-to-day living expenses such as accommodation and food. This is also administered by the Student Loans Company and will be paid into your bank account in three installments, once you’ve registered on your course. The current maximum you can borrow is £11,354 if you live away from home and £7,324 if you live at home. The exact amount you can borrow depends on a number of factors, such as your household income.
You can learn more about student loans from the Directgov Student Loans website. To see how much maintenance loan you will be eligible for, please visit the Student Finance calculator. Higher Maintenance Loans are available for students with an underlying eligibility for means-tested welfare benefits.
Loans for tuition fees are up to £6,935 for part-time undergraduate degree students who complete a minimum of 25% of the full-time course load per year (30 credits or more).
EU students are eligible for the Tuition Fee Loan.
This is offered by the UK government via the Student Loans Company to all EU and home undergraduate students, giving you the opportunity to borrow any amount up to the full cost of your tuition fees. Visit www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance for more information.
If you are an international student, you will not be eligible for any financial assistance from the UK Government. You will need to apply for this kind of financial help in your home country. You may wish to consider applying for a scholarship.