We are committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. If you have the talent, drive and potential to succeed, we want to make sure you can study with us, whatever your financial circumstances.

We offer non-repayable support to UK and EU students to help with the costs of being at University, which is linked to annual household income. You will be able to choose how you receive this support – either as a cash bursary, a discount on your fees or University accommodation. Find out which choice is best for you. EU students must take the support as a tuition fee discount.

We calculate your eligibility for Leeds Financial Support using information already held on your student record.

To qualify for the full-time LFS award you must be registered on a full-time, undergraduate, higher-education course lasting at least one year, for example:

  • a degree
  • foundation degree
  • diploma of higher education (DipHE) or
  • certificate of higher education (CertHE)

The level of support you receive depends on your household income and the year you start your studies.

Are you eligible?

If you are applying to start your course in 2018, to qualify you must:

  • be either a UK undergraduate student, normally living in England, Northern Ireland or Scotland for the three years immediately before the start of the course and, “settled” in the UK on the first day of the course, or an EU student
  • be liable for the higher rate fee, or pro-rata equivalent for part-time students (ie £9,250 for a 2017 entry student entering level one of their degree)
  • have not already achieved an equivalent or higher-level qualification
  • not have tuition fees funded by the NHS
  • not have a household income of more than £36,000 a year if full-time, or £42,875 if you are part-time or taking a foundation year
  • not be on a study-abroad or work-placement year

The level of support you receive depends on your household income and the year you start your studies.