2. New full-time students

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan if your course starts on or after 1 August 2016.

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.

Full-time student 2017 to 2018 academic year 2018 to 2019 academic year
Full-time Up to £9,250 Up to £9,250
Full-time at a private university or college Up to £6,165 Up to £6,165

Maintenance Loan for living costs

You may have to give details of your household income.

The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term. You have to pay the loan back.

Full-time student 2017 to 2018 academic year 2018 to 2019 academic year
Living at home Up to £7,097 Up to £7,324
Living away from home, outside London Up to £8,430 Up to £8,700
Living away from home, in London Up to £11,002 Up to £11,354
You spend a year of a UK course studying abroad Up to £9,654 Up to £9,963

Use the student finance calculator to estimate your Maintenance Loan.

Help with the costs of studying abroad

You might get a grant to cover some travel expenses if you normally live in England but study away from home. If you’re a medical or dental student you might also qualify for help with the costs of attending clinical placements in the UK.

Further information

2018 to 2019 academic year

2017 to 2018 academic year