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Funding opportunities

Find out how to apply for funding and the financial support we offer.

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Funding and financial support for UK students

If you are classed as a 'home' student, meaning you are living in or have settled status in the UK, you can take out loans. These loans come in two parts:

  • Tuition fee loan: covers the full cost of your fees for the duration of your course.
  • Maintenance loan: contributes towards the cost of living while you are studying.

All 'home' students will be eligible for a maintenance loan. The amount of maintenance loan you receive is calculated based on your household income and where you will be living while you study.

The deadline for applying for loans is normally in May for new students and June for returning students. It is possible for you to apply after the deadline, but it is recommended that you apply by the deadline to make sure your application is processed in time for you to start your studies.

To find out more about student finance providers, their loans and repayment schedules and specific information for part-time students, please follow the links below.

For information on fees for your chosen course, please see the individual course page. 

To learn more about student loans read Student loans mythbusting on the MoneySavingExpert website.

NHS Learning Support Fund

Since 2020, the government has reinstated NHS funding for some courses. If you are studying a Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy course, you will be eligible for a £5,000 Training Grant which you do not have to repay, as well as other funding opportunities.

If you are studying Mental Health Nursing you will be eligible for £6,000, as this is a priority shortage area within the NHS.

Applications for the NHS Learning Support Fund account normally open in June. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible, to make sure your application is processed in time for the start of your course.

For more information and to start your application, visit the NHS Learning Support Fund website.


We offer a range of scholarships for UK students. These are a form of financial aid which you do not need to pay back.

Scholarships for home students

If you are from the European Union or overseas, you may also be eligible for scholarships. Find out more about your funding opportunities on our international page.

International and EU funding opportunities

We are here to help

The Funding Advice team are here to help you get your finances ready for university.

We offer advice on everything from applying for scholarships to finding additional financial support so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

01904 876 939

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