UK Government Student Support
Full Time Undergraduates 2012/2013
Students with a course start date prior to 2012
UK Home students can apply for funding through their relevant awarding agency.
EU Students can also apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government.
Please note any funding entitlement for a new course may be affected
if you have undertaken any previous Higher Education study in a UK or
Overseas Institution, whether or not you completed the course. Find
out more about Equivalent or Lower Qualifications and Previous Study Rules.
Follow the links below for the latest information on UK Student Support
and the application process:
Student Finance Wales
Student Finance Northern Ireland
Student Awards Agency Scotland
Students (Tuition Fee Loan only)
Student Finance England - Frequently Asked Questions
Tuition Fees for 2012-13 are £3,465
for all UK undergraduate students including those studying at a Partner
College. Check the Student
Finance Office web pages for up to date details.
Tuition fees will increase as approved by Government.
Worth up to a maximum of £4,950 per year towards living costs (£3,838
if living at home). All students can apply for the minimum of £3,564 (£2,763
if living at home) with the balance being dependant on household income and any
Maintenance Grant entitlement. The current interest rate on the loan is 1.5%
from 1 September 2011. This is subject to change on an annual basis. Your loan
starts to build interest as soon as the first payment is made.
Worth up to £2,984 a year towards living costs. Eligibility
depends on household income.
Special Support Grant
Worth up to £2,984 a year towards living costs. Eligibility depends on
household income and meeting one of the following categories:
• Are a lone (single) parent
• Have a partner who is also a student and one or both of you are responsible
for a child or young person under 20 who is in full time education below higher
• Have a disability and qualify for the Disability Premium or Severe Disability
• Are deaf and qualify for Disabled Students’ Allowances
• Have been treated as incapable of work for at least 28 weeks
• Have a disability and qualify for income-related Employment and Support
• Are from abroad and are entitled to an Income Support Urgent Cases Payment
because you are temporarily without any money for up to six weeks
• Are waiting to go back to a course having taken agreed time out from
that course due to an illness or caring responsibility that has now ended
• Are aged 60 or older
Please note: You will only be eligible for either the Maintenance Grant
or Special Support Grant, not both. The Special Support Grant doesn’t
count as income when working out if you’re entitled to income-related
benefits or tax credits.
For full time students with dependent children in registered childcare who are
not receiving the child care element of the Working Tax Credit from the Inland
Revenue. The grant is dependant on household income and will cover up to 85%
of childcare costs to a maximum of £148.75 a week for one child or £255
for two or more children. Eligibility is dependant on household income. Further
information can be found here.
Parents Learning Allowance
Worth up to £1,508 a year for full time students with dependant children,
eligibility is dependant on household income. Further information can be found here.
If you are a full time student studying in a University outside of the UK for
most of an academic quarter (normally the equivalent to a term) you may get
a grant equal to the amount you reasonably have to pay for travel expenses
and medical insurance less the first £303. Eligibility is dependant
on household income. The travel grant factsheet is available here.
Disabled Students Allowance
Please visit our Student
Disability Advice web pages for more information.
Want to know what you might be entitled to? You can use the student
Bursaries: For more information on the Bath Bursary click here.
Foundation Degree Students: Foundation degree students who continue immediately
onto the Honours top up year with no break in study (this does not include
the normal vacation period) are eligible for the student support as outlined
on these pages. If you take a gap year before starting the Honours year,
then you will subject to the terms and conditions of the new funding
structure. Details can be found here.