Funding for Undergraduate UK/EU Students
Guidance booklet for download
There are no upfront tuition fee costs for new UK/EU students eligible for a student loan; most students will not need to pay any fees while they are studying. Loans are not repayable until earnings reach at least £21,000; after 30 years any remaining debt will be cancelled.
The School will charge £9,250 for all undergraduate programmes in 2017/18 to eligible UK/EU resident students. Please note, subsequent years of study will be charged at the rate for that year.
Tuition Fee Loan
All UK/EU students embarking on their first undergraduate degree can receive a low-interest tuition fee loan from the Government which is not means-tested. You should apply for these funds as soon as possible – do not wait for a firm offer of a place. When applying for the tuition fee loan, please take care that you state the correct tuition fee.
Living Costs for UK Students
English students can apply for a maintenance loan to help towards day-to-day living costs, such as rent and travel. For new students in 2017/18 the loan is worth up to £11,002. The amount of loan you are entitled to is based on where you live, where you study, your household income and whether you are on the final year of your course.
English students who started their education before August 2016 whose household income is below £42,611 are eligible to receive a maintenance grant. A partial grant will be given if the household income is between £25,001 and £42,611 and a full grant of £3,354 is available to students whose household income is below £25,000. Unlike the maintenance loan, the maintenance grant is based solely on your household income and does not take into account the place of study. The maintenance grant does not have to be paid back.
Students from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland can also apply for maintenance support (loan/grant), the amounts will differ depending on what each devolved government provides. Once enrolment is completed, maintenance payments are paid directly into the student’s bank account at the beginning of each term.
Students should check the relevant website or guidance booklet (see above) for further information. All students with dependents or students with a disability may also apply for additional funding.
Living Costs for EU (non UK) students
EU students studying in the UK are expected to fund their living costs from their national/local government or from other sources.
EU students can find out more information about funding available to them and the application process at www.gov.uk/studentfinance or by reading the guidance booklet (see above), or by contacting the Non UK Team at Student Finance England.
Student Finance Services Non UK Team
PO Box 89
Phone: +44 (0)141 243 3570
Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 9am to 5:30pm
Please see our Guildhall School Scholarships page for information on financial support provided by the School.