Information for new UK and EU undergraduate students starting a course in September 2017.
Help with tuition fees
If you are an eligible UK or EU student (whether full-time or part-time) you'll be able to get a loan from the government to cover the full amount of your tuition fees. If you take this loan your fees will be paid directly to the University each year by the Student Loans Company.
You can apply for a tuition fee loan regardless of what your household income is.
The tuition fee loan from the government is repayable. However, you won't have to start paying it back until after you graduate, and only then once you're earning over the repayment threshold (currently £21,000 a year). Find out more about repaying student loans
Help with living costs
If you are an eligible UK or EU student you'll be able to get a maintenance loan from the government to help with living costs.For 2017/18 the exact amount of maintenance loan for living costs that you can apply for depends on:
- your household income (although some of the loan is not means-tested)
- whether you're living at home or away from home
- whether your permanent home is in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland
It will be paid to you in instalments at the start of each term once you've registered on your course.
If your circumstances change
The funding you get could be affected by a change in your circumstances, for example if you transfer or come back to university after withdrawing. Find out more
- Leeds University Union's Student Advice Centre
- go to the MoneySavingExpert.com webpages on student finance (for students starting their degree after September 2012)
- see the MoneySavingExpert.com Student Finance Calculator relevant to those beginning degrees 2012-2016
- learn more about student funding on the government website