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Government Support

There is a variety of financial support available from the Government to help support your time at university.

What support is available?

I live in England

Most students living in England can apply for Government help towards the cost of their education at the University of Bradford.

I live in Scotland

Students from Scotland have different arrangements, contact the Student Finance body listed below:

Student Awards Agency for Scotland

I live in Wales

Students from Wales have different arrangements, contact the Student Finance body listed below:

Student Finance Wales

I live in Northern Ireland

Students from Northern Ireland have different arrangements, contact the Student Finance body listed below:

Student Finance Northern Ireland

EU students

Just like UK students, most EU undergraduates are eligible to receive a Tuition Fee Loan from the British Government – providing they have not previously studied at university or have a degree. Students from the EU are not, however, eligible for any other forms of support such as Maintenance Loans or Maintenance Grants.

The government has announced that EU students applying for a place at an English university or further education institution in the 2017 to 2018 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants – and will be for the duration of their course.

The decision will mean that students applying to study from 2017 to 2018 will not only be eligible for the same funding and support as they are now, but that their eligibility will continue throughout their course, even if the UK exits the European Union during that period.

See the full government announcement.

To find out more, contact the Student Finance Services European Team helpline:

T: +44 1412 433570
E: EU_Team@slc.co.uk


Student Finance England has made this film about financial support available to students from the EU studying here.

International students

International students are not entitled to any financial support from the British Government, but may be eligible for a discount on fees over £5,000 if they are able to pay them in full in advance.