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
Search our undergraduate funding database for information on the various scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.

Student Hardship Fund (SHF) 
The SHF is open to students who are experiencing genuine and unavoidable financial difficulties and are struggling with their living costs despite having received all financial support available to them.

An image of the front cover of the 2014 Money Matters financial guide

Money Matters: A financial guide for UK students 2015/16

Download the Money Matters - financial guide for UK students 2015/16 (PDF - 472KB).

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