Government student loans

If you're from the UK, you can apply for an undergraduate or postgraduate student loan to cover your tuition fees and living costs.

Covering your undergraduate studies

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Student loan for tuitionFor UK students to cover cost of tuition fees. The loan is paid back in instalments once you're earning a minimum salary.Up to £9,250 per yearMore information can be found on the Government's website
Student loan for living costsFor all UK students to help with living costs. The amount that can be borrowed depends on your household income and where you live. The loan is paid back in instalments once you're earning a minimum salary.Up to £9,203 per yearMore information can be found on the Government's website

You can use the student finance calculator to estimate how much you're entitled to.

Applying for a student loan

You don't need to have a confirmed place at a university or college to apply for your student loan. Applications can be made online on the Government's website.

Repayment of student loans

You don't need to start repaying your student loan until you're earning £26,575 or over. If your income drops below this amount then your repayments will pause. For further information, please see the Government's website. 

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Postgraduate Master’s and Doctoral Loans

Postgraduate students from the UK can access loans via the Student Loans Company to fund study of masters and PhD-level qualifications. Loan amounts are around £10,000 per year – please check the government website for the most up-to-date figures.

Loans are available for full master’s (MSc and MRes) and PhD programmes. They are not available for postgraduate certificates, diplomas or top-up courses.

Please visit the Government's website for more information.