Undergraduate funding overview

Undergraduate funding overview

The funding available to you will depend on whether you are a UK student or an international student.

From the 2021-22 academic year onwards, if you are a student from the EU, you will be classed as an international student. You will not be eligible for Home or UK fees status or UK government loans. Read our information on funding for international students in the 'International students' section at the end of this page.

Please note, if you are a deferred student, you will generally need to apply for financial support applicable to your year of entry.

UK students

Financial support may be available for UK students and there is no need to pay any money up front. The following are the types of support you can get.

Student loans

All new UK undergraduate students are eligible to apply for a loan to cover the cost of tuition fees and support towards living expenses, what you are eligible to apply for varies depending on your personal circumstances and your home country.

The tuition fee loan is paid directly to the University and the living cost loan is paid to you in instalments. You only start to repay the loan when you have graduated and are earning over a certain amount a year (currently £27,295).

For UK students undertaking certain health and social care courses, NHS funding may be available. If you're coming to Leeds to study an intercalation degree you can find information on funding on our intercalation page

For more information about the relationship between fees, student loans and Sharia Law view our financial information for Muslim students.

University scholarships and funding

You do not have to repay the support you get from us – whether that be Leeds Financial Support or a scholarship.

University Funding | Leeds Bursary

One in three of our students receive additional non-repayable funding from us.

UK undergraduate students with a household income of no more than £36,000 a year (£42,875 if you are part-time or taking a foundation year) may be eligible to receive the Leeds Bursary. The amount you can receive depends on household income and is paid to you in instalments in addition to funding you may receive from the government.


Our generous funding package includes scholarships based on your personal circumstances, also known as means-tested scholarships. If your household income is less than £42,875 a year or you are from a disadvantaged background you may be able to apply for a scholarship which is typically £3,000 a year.

We also have scholarships that are awarded based on your academic achievement. These are available for high achieving students regardless of household income and background.

We also offer sports scholarships for elite athletes and an enterprise scholarship scheme.

Our Sanctuary Scholarships are also available to forced migrants to the UK. 

Extra financial help

You may be eligible for further support if you:

  • have a disability
  • have dependent children
  • have adult dependants
  • are in financial hardship.

Find out more about getting extra financial help.

Funds available after you arrive

There are a range of scholarships available to current students of the University of Leeds.

International students

We have a number of academic achievement scholarships for international students and a scholarship aimed at forced migrants to the UK. If you are studying a science or engineering degree you may also be eligible for the Undergraduate Science and Engineering scholarship worth £2,000 a year.

Visit our international students section to find out more about international funding and finances, immigration and visas.