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Undergraduate loans

If you are studying towards your first undergraduate degree, Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education, you can apply for a part-time tuition fee loan except for BSc Computer Science, BSc Marketing and EMFSS Online Taught programmes where you can also apply for a full-time tuition fee loan. This will cover registration fees, examination entry fees, and London exam centre fees.

You won't be able to use these loans towards postgraduate courses, local teaching centre fees, study support sessions, or for exam centres other than London.

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Eligible courses are recorded on the Student Loans Company database, so you can find your programme when applying for a student loan.

Loans for course fees (UK only)

Submit your application via one of the following Student Finance bodies. Arrangements differ depending on where you live.

Eligible courses are recorded on the Student Loans Company database, so you can find your course when applying online for a student loan.

Please note the following:

  • Generally, you apply directly to the appropriate body. We cannot apply on your behalf.
  • If you are studying at a Further Education college, apply for a loan through your college.
  • You cannot apply for the maintenance grant / loan. (Except in Northern Ireland).
  • You cannot use your tuition fee loan to pay for the exam centre fees if you choose to sit exams outside of London.
  • You can only apply for a part-time loan, even if you are studying full-time with the exception of BSc Computer Science, BA History, BSc Marketing and EMFSS Online Taught programmes.
  • You can apply for a maximum of £4,500 if studying part-time.
  • You can apply for a maximum of £6,000 if studying full-time on BSc Computer Science, BA History, BSc Marketing and EMFSS Online Taught programmes.
  • You should ensure that you enter the University of London Worldwide when selecting the University/College on the application. If you enter a member institution (e.g. King's, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway), your application will be delayed.
  • Please ensure you have applied for the correct tuition fee loan to fund your studies (full-time/part-time). If it is deemed that you applied for the incorrect tuition fee loan to fund your studies, we will notify Student Finance and you will now become responsible for paying your fees for the academic session. This can take place at any point during your studies. We will allow you 30 days to make a new application to Student Finance and obtain the correct agreed tuition fee loan (full-time/part-time) to fund your studies before you become liable for your fees.

Eligibility

Your eligibility will depend on:

  • Is this your first HE course? Generally, you will only receive a student loan if this is your first higher education qualification (even if your previous course was self-funded).
  • Your nationality and residency status. You must be a UK national or have 'settled status' (no restrictions on how long you can stay). You must normally live in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales, and have lived in the UK for three years before starting your course.
  • Your study rate must be at least 25% of an equivalent full-time course in each academic year.

For full details on eligibility criteria:

Arranging payment

If your application for a student loan is accepted, your Student Finance body will send you a 'financial notification' showing the loan instalments and payment dates.

Please send a copy of this to the Fees Office, via the Student Portal or by post, so we can confirm your registration/attendance status with the Student Loans Company.

Once we have provided confirmation of your loan, we will send your study materials and provide you with access to your Virtual Learning Environment.

If we do not receive confirmation of your loan by the registration deadline for your intended course start date, you should pay your registration fee to access your materials to begin studying. We will refund this once the confirmation has been completed.

Programme related

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