Information for new UK and EU undergraduate students starting a course in September 2020. 

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. (If you are starting your course in September 2020 the threshold will be £25,716). Find out more about repaying student loans

Remember to apply for student finance in plenty of time if you’re starting a full-time course at University in autumn 2020. Check your eligibility

Help with living costs

If you are an eligible UK student you'll be able to get a maintenance loan from the government to help with living costs.

For 2019/20 the exact amount of maintenance loan for living costs was based 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.

Information for new UK undergraduate students starting a course in September 2020 will be available on the government's student finance webpage in due 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

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