UNDERGRADUATES

The information in this Undergraduate funding section of the website is for full time Home and EU students. If you are an international student please see our pages on Money for International students.

Using the menu on the left hand side of this page, you can find information about funding undergraduate studies which we have separated out depending on whether you are someone who started your course before 2016, or from 2016 onwards. 

If you are a prospective student, is very important that you plan your funding in advance, so that you are sure before you start that you will have sufficient funds to cover the cost of your tuition fees and living costs in every year of your course. However, if you have already started your course, it is still really important that you read this information, to check that you are getting all of the money you are entitled to, and aren't missing out on anything.

Undergraduate students usually fund their studies from a range of sources. If you normally live in England, you will usually be eligible for government Student Finance, which is a package of loans and grants to pay for your tuition fees and to help with your living costs. If you are an EU (non UK) student, you can usually get a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK government, and in certain circumstances you might also be eligible for money for living costs.

There is also funding from QMUL which you might be eligible for, and which you don't have to repay.

There are also additional sources of funding to consider, such as a student bank account, and hardship funds. You may also want to do some part-time and vacation work to increase your income.

If you have particular circumstances, for example you are a parent, or you have a disability, you may be entitled to claim welfare benefits while you study. 

Once you have checked what funding you are entitled to, and how to apply, the next step is to plan your budget by working out how much you will be spending, so you can compare this to your expected income. You also need to think about making your money go as far as possible. We have a budgeting web page to help you with this, including spreadsheets which you can use to create your own personal budget, and useful ideas about how to get the best value when buying essentials like food, books, and also paying for utility bills, internet access and your mobile phone. 

Once you have read through all of the information that is relevant to your own circumstances, if you have any questions, or if you are having difficulties applying for funding, or you would like help planning a budget, please contact a Welfare Adviser.