Fees & Funding

Confused about student finance, what you’re entitled to and how to apply? Read our simple guide to student funding for a straight forward explanation of what is available and how to get it. For a quick overview watch the video below.

Money from the Government – UK and EU Students are fully eligible for the UK Government’s student loan support package, if they fulfill the appropriate criteria.

There are two main sources of funds from the government available to students:

  • A Tuition Fee Loan – £9,250 a year for undergraduate studies and £10,000 for postgraduate studies.
  • A Maintenance Loan – this loan of up to £8,200 a year is intended to help towards your living costs whilst at University including accommodation and study materials. Everyone is entitled to a percentage of this loan, your eligibility is based on your household income.

Introduction to undergraduate student loans

Introduction to postgraduate student loans

Undergraduate Loans

Additional financial support

Tuition fee loans

The tuition fee loan covers your annual tuition fees of £9,000 for academic year 2017/18. The Student Loans Company pays this, on your behalf, directly to the University of Worcester for each year of study. The loan will be reduced by any fee waiver you have been awarded.

Maintenance loans for new students in 2017/18

You can also apply for a maintenance loan for living expenses, such as accommodation and food. This is also administered by the Student Loans Company, and will be paid into your bank account in three installments once you’ve registered at University. The current maximum amount you can borrow is £8,200 if you live away from home, and £6,904 if you live at home. The exact amount you can borrow depends on a number of factors, including your household income.

You can learn more about student loans from the Directgov Student Loans website.

To see how much maintenance loan you will be eligible for, please visit the Student Finance calculator.

Higher Maintenance Loans are available for students with an underlying eligibility for means-tested welfare benefits.

Part-time students

Loans for tuition fees are available to eligible part-time undergraduate degree students who complete a minimum of 25% of the full-time course load per year (30 credits or more), and started after September 2017.

International students

EU students

EU students are eligible for the Tuition Fee Loan.

This is offered by the UK government via the Student Loans Company to all EU and home undergraduate students, giving you the opportunity to borrow any amount up to the full cost of your tuition fees. Visit www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance for more information.

Non-EU students

If you are an international student, you will not be eligible for any financial assistance from the UK Government. You will need to apply for this kind of financial help from your home country. You may wish to consider applying for a scholarship.

Postgraduate Loans

New Postgraduate Loans for Masters degrees in the UK are being introduced for students commencing their students in the 2016/17 academic year.

If you start a full-time or part-time master’s course after 1 August 2017 you can apply for a Postgraduate Loan. You’ll be able to borrow up to £10,000 to pay your fees and help with living costs.

You may be eligible for this loan if you:

  • Are under 60
  • Ordinarily live in England
  • Don’t already have a master’s degree or higher qualification

It won’t depend on personal or family income.

You’ll be able to apply from late June 2017.

Visit the gov.uk website to find out more.