You may be able to get a Tuition Fee Loan and help with living costs if you’re from an EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.
Use the student finance calculator to see what finance you can get.
Tuition Fee Loan
Your university or college sets your tuition fee, and the loan is paid directly to them. You have to pay it back.
|2020 to 2021 academic year||2021 to 2022 academic year|
|Full-time student||Up to £9,250||Up to £9,250|
|Full-time student at a private university or college||Up to £6,165||Up to £6,165|
|Part-time student||Up to £6,935||Up to £6,935|
|Part-time student at a private university or college||Up to £4,625||Up to £4,625|
Use the student finance calculator to estimate your Tuition Fee Loan.
Help with living costs
You may be eligible for help with your living costs if both the following apply:
- you’ve lived in the UK for more than 3 years before the first day of the first academic year of your course
- you have settled status
Example If your course begins on 20 September 2021, you must have lived in the UK since 1 September 2018.
Academic years start on 1 September, 1 January, 1 April or 1 July. Ask someone who runs your course if you do not know which one applies.
Student Finance from August 2021
If you’re starting a course on or after 1 August 2021, you must have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance.
If you’re coming to the UK from 1 January 2021, you may need to apply for a visa to study here.
Irish citizens do not need to apply for a visa or to the EU Settlement Scheme.