Financial Support for Part-Time Study

Part-time undergraduate UK and EU students could benefit from a Government-sponsored tuition fee loan.

The loan is available to eligible part-time undergraduate students who are studying from 25% up to 75% of a full-time programme.

New students starting in 2018 can also apply for a means-tested loan towards their living costs if they are studying for a full undergraduate degree. Students studying for a Foundation Degree or HND can apply for the tuition fee loan but not the maintenance loan. More information can be found at

Extra help

Part-time students with specific additional costs (such as childcare), or who are struggling financially, may be able to apply to the University's hardship fund, the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

Part-time students with a disability or specific learning need can apply for financial support from the Government through the Disabled Student Allowance. Practical support for students with physical or mental health issues is available through the University's Student Support and Wellbeing team. 

Find out more

EU students

EU students can apply for the tuition fee loan for the duration of their course if they start in September 2020 or January 2021. More information on the eligibility criteria and application procedure can be found at

No information is available yet on the availability of loans for students who start in 2021. 

International Students

These schemes do not apply to international students - see funding information for International Students for more information.