Funding for undergraduate students

You will encounter two major costs when you start university: tuition fees and maintenance (living costs, accommodation, food, travel etc). You have a number of options for meeting these costs depending on your circumstances.

Student loans and maintenance grants
The government provides financial support to help undergraduate students with their tuition fees and maintenance costs.

Awards from the University 
Additional awards offered by the University to support students from low-income backgrounds and reward academic excellence.

Funding for parents, carers and disabled students
Support for the additional costs of studying while supporting dependants or managing a disability.

Funding from the NHS
Support from the NHS for those studying on a degree course for a health care profession.

Scholarships and bursaries
A number of bursaries and scholarships are available depending on your choice of course, income background and academic performance.

Access to Learning Fund (ALF)
The Access to Learning Fund is available to home undergraduate students who have taken up all statutory support available to them but are experiencing financial hardship.

An image of the front cover of the 2013 Money Matters guide

Money Matters: A financial guide for UK students 2013/14

Download the Money Matters - financial guide for UK students 2013/14 (PDF - 1.85MB).

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