Information for new UK undergraduate students starting a course in September 2021.

If you meet the eligibility requirements for Leeds Financial Support you will be able to choose how you receive it – either as a cash bursary, a discount on your fees or University accommodation. Whatever you choose, you will not have to pay it back. Find out which choice of financial support is best for you.

Eligible full-time students 

The following table shows how much financial support students can receive in their foundation year and subsequent years based on their household income.

    Household income
    Award amount (foundation year only)
    Award amount (first and subsequent years at Leeds)*
    £25,000 or below
    £3,000
    £2,000
    £25,001 to £30,000
    £1,500
    £1,500
    £30,001 to £36,000
    £1,000
    £1,000
    £36,001 to £42,875
    £500
    No award

    Foundation year students

    The following table shows how foundation year students could receive a Leeds Financial Support tuition fee discount depending on their household income, as well as a bursary to help with living costs.

    Household income
    Full-time foundation year funding
    Part-time foundation year funding
    Up to £25,000
    £3,000 Tuition Fee Discount and £3,000 Leeds Financial Support
    £1,500 Tuition Fee Discount and £1,500 Leeds Financial Support
    £25,001 to £30,000
    £1,500 Tuition Fee Discount and £1,500 Leeds Financial Support
    £750 Tuition Fee Discount and £750 Leeds Financial Support
    £30,001 to £36,000
    £1,500 Tuition Fee Discount and £1,000 Leeds Financial Support
    £750 Tuition Fee Discount and £500 Leeds Financial Support
    £36,001 to £42,875
    £1,500 Tuition Fee Discount and £500 Leeds Financial Support
    £750 Tuition Fee Discount and £250 Leeds Financial Support

    Please note that your fees will be reduced by the relevant amount after we have received your household income information from Student Finance. Students with a residual household income in excess of £42,875 pay the full undergraduate fee.

    Part-time students

    If you're studying part-time, the support you will get from us will be a proportion of the support available to full-time students. Support will be calculated on the basis of the workload of your part-time course compared to an equivalent full-time course. The tuition fee for your course will be calculated on the same basis.

    For example, refer to the following table:

    Household income
    Number of credits (intensity of study)
    Leeds Financial Support for each year of study
    Up to £25,000
    40 (33%)
    £834
    60 (50%)
    £1,250
    80 (67%)
    £1,670
    £25,001 to £30,000  40 (33%)
    £500
    60 (50%)
    £750
    80 (67%)
    £1,000
    £30,001 to £36,000


    40 (33%)
    £344
    60 (50%)
    £500
    80 (67%)
    £670
    £36,001 to £42,875
    40 (33%)
    £164
    60 (50%)
    £250
    80 (67%)
    £335

    Other sources of information