Financial Support

Undergraduate Loans & Funding

Financial Support

Undergraduate Loans & Funding

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Students can receive financial support to cover tuition fees and maintenance (living expenses) towards their undergraduate study in the UK.

There is a range of help sources available for funding, including –

  • Government student loans
  • Scholarships
  • Grants and allowances
Financial Support

Home (UK) Students

You can get funding for Undergraduate study through loans, bursaries and grants – you might also get help from your employer.

Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan if your course starts on or after 1 August 2019.

Tuition Fee Loan

Your university or college sets your tuition fee, and the loan is paid directly to them. You have to pay it back.

Full-time student 2019 to 2020 academic year 2020 to 2021 academic year
Full-time Up to £9,250 Up to £9,250

If you are studying an accelerated degree course, you could get up to £11,100.

Maintenance Loan for living costs

You may have to give details of your household income.

The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term. You have to pay the loan back.

Full-time student 2019 to 2020 academic year 2020 to 2021 academic year
Living at home Up to £7,324 Up to £7,529
Living away from home, outside London Up to £8,700 Up to £8,944
Living away from home, in London Up to £11,354 Up to £11,672
You spend a year of a UK course studying abroad Up to £9,963 Up to £10,242

Use the student finance calculator to estimate your Maintenance Loan.


Most full-time and part-time students can apply online to Student Finance England.

  1. Set up a student finance online account.
  2. Log in and complete the online application.
  3. Include your household income if needed. Your parent or partner will be asked to confirm these details.
  4. Send in proof of identity, if needed.

If you cannot apply online, use the form finder to get the forms you need. You can call Student Finance England if you want to apply online but you cannot use a computer without help.

For more information, visit Student finance.

Scholarships, Grants and Allowances

In addition governmental student loan schemes, UK home students can also apply for financial support in terms of scholarships as well as some additional grants and allowances provided by the government and universities. Learn more about scholarships and grants using the link below –

Financial Support

EU Students

The Government has announced that EU students applying for university places in 2019/20 academic years are eligible for financial support in England. Check the GOV.UK website for further information.

The Welsh Government has provided an update regarding student support arrangements for EU students entering higher education in Wales in 2019/20.

The Scottish Government has confirmed  student support arrangements for EU applicants entering HE in Scotland in 2019/20.

The Northern Irish Government has confirmed the student support arrangements for EU students entering higher education in Northern Ireland in 2019/20. Visit the NI Direct website for more information.

EU and international students may also be able to find scholarships or bursaries.

Financial Support

Overseas Students

There are several resources of financial aids available for international students, but we can divide them into three main categories –

Student Loans

UK demonstrates a higher commitment to offering optimal conditions for study maintaining a rich scheme of student loans. But, if you are a non-EU student it’s unlikely you will find a student loan in the UK granted by the governmental authorities.

The only option left to you is the university of your choice. Universities are allowed to establish their own student loan schemes for talented students, including those coming here from other countries than EU countries. For this, we highly suggest you contact your university and see if they run a student loan scheme on their own and ask what are the terms and conditions.

A second chance for you can be the financial resources in your home country. Often education authorities support students abroad by awarding student loans or similar grants. If there are no funds you can ask private companies to provide funds to study in the UK while giving them something in reward. Commonly, such a reward can be a repayment with an interest rate or an agreement which obligates you to return home after graduation and work in that company for a certain time period.


Scholarships are a good resource for financial aid for international students in the UK. There’s a wide range of them and chances are higher you’re going to find something suitable. Look at scholarships page for more details –


Private grants

Aside from the scholarships and student loans, private grants are another alternative resource of financial aid for international students in UK. Often there are companies or non-governmental organisations that are ready to finance your education in the UK.

You can ask them for these much-coveted funds either in the form of loans or charitable funds. If you take a loan you can sign a certain agreement that defines the time limit within which you must give your money back or the method how this is going to be done.

More often than not, companies are ready to help students in the UK under the condition that they will come back to work for them once they get their degree. In such a scenario, it’s a win-win situation for both of you: you get your university degree in the UK while the company hires an exceptional employee.

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