Managing your finances at university can seem like a daunting task but there is no need to worry. Whatever stage you are at in your student journey, your Students’ Guild is here to help you navigate the twists and turns of your financial life. From understanding the costs of university and available funding through to avoiding pitfalls and scams, these pages are here to give you valuable insights and information as well as sign-posting you to a large number of external resources.
We hope that you will be able to find the answers to your questions here, but if you can’t then please reach out to our Advice Service.
How much will university cost?
Information about the costs of university.
Undergraduate student finance - UK Students
Most undergraduate students will be funded by the UK Government during their studies.
Postgraduate student finance
Before registering for a postgraduate degree, it’s important to have a plan for how you will fund your tuition fees and living costs.
Students taking a PGCE will have to fund their tuition fees and their living costs.
Describing the available funding for healthcare programmes is less straightforward than for other degrees, and different groups of students will be eligible for different funding.
Many students work alongside their studies, to boost their income and to gain work experience and skills.
EU Student Finance
From August 2021, EU students (as well as those from Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) starting a course at a UK University will only be able to access student finance if they are Irish citizens, have settled status or citizens rights, and they meet the residence criteria for student finance.
If you are living in private rented accommodation, you are normally required to pay Council Tax to the local authority in the area where you live.
International Student Finance
Whilst undergraduate tuition fees are capped at £9,250 for UK students, there is no cap on the tuition fees that can be charged to an international student, and most will be unable to access any financial support from the UK Government for their studies.