If you’re a home student planning on studying on a full- or part-time undergraduate course at university this September, you’ll need to apply for financial support to determine your eligibility and individual support package. Eligibility for certain elements of support is usually assessed on your household income, so it’s important that you apply for assessment well in advance of the course start date so that you are able to plan ahead.
Standard student support arrangements can include loans for fees and living costs and a maintenance grant*. For more information about funding for the 2009/10 academic year, visit the Direct website.
You can apply online for student support at Student Finance Direct or download a form to complete. Further information is available from your Local Authority or by visiting www.studentfinancedirect.co.uk. Through this application you can be assessed for eligibility for tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and a maintenance grant. Many universities also offer a bursary to their students, with each university determining its own policy with regard to how bursary money is allocated to eligible students. You should contact individual institutions to enquire about their particular University Bursary arrangements.
For more information about fees and finance for Birmingham City University courses, please visit our website.
Students from EU countries can find out more about funding by visiting the section about funding for EU students on the Direct.gov.uk website.
*Please note that those who will be studying on NHS-funded degree or diploma courses have different funding arrangements and are advised to consult www.nhsstudentgrants.co.uk for information about this.