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Student finance: how to apply

2. When to apply

You can apply for the following academic years:

  • 2017 to 2018
  • 2016 to 2017

You can now apply for a part-time loan for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. You can’t apply for a part-time grant until the summer.

You can apply up to 9 months after the start of the academic year for your course.

You don’t need a confirmed place to apply.

When your course starts First day of the academic year for your course Deadline for applications
Between 1 August and 31 December 1 September 31 May
Between 1 January and 31 March 1 January 30 September
Between 1 April and 30 June 1 April 31 December
Between 1 July and 31 July 1 July 31 March