How To Fund Your Degree
You can get financial assistance from various sources to help fund your course. You can also get a discount on your tuition fees by referring a friend to the University.
In some cases, you may have your study sponsored by a government organisation or large company. This means that the organisation will pay your tuition fees (and sometimes your living costs), and may even be able to cover your deposit for you. In some cases, you might receive this sponsorship in the form of a scholarship.
There will usually be some terms and conditions, such as you returning to your home country after the course, or working for a particular organisation for a fixed time. You could get sponsorship for your undergraduate or postgraduate study, but you’ll need to check the exact details with your sponsor.
Unlike a bursary, a scholarship is usually awarded to you on merit. This means that they are normally awarded to students who may have a proven skill in academics or athletic ability, or to those who fit the specific criteria of the scholarship.
Many scholarships have rules associated with them, such as an expectation that you maintain a high grade throughout your studies, and you’ll normally need to follow these rules to continue receiving aid.
Student loans are normally designed to help students pay for educational expenses, like tuition fees, course materials and living expenses. You’ll be expected to pay these funds back at various repayment thresholds. There are no UK Government-backed loans available for international students and the UK Government confirmed in 2019 that EU, EEA and Swiss nationals starting their course in the academic year and beyond will no longer be eligible for the tuition fee loan.
If you’re an American national or permanently resident in the US, you can apply for a US Federal Loan if you’ve accepted an offer to study here.
What if I am part of the EU Settlement Scheme?
For more details on eligibility and what support is available visit the Study in the UK: guidance for EU students pages on the Gov.UK website.
Students who are looking for postgraduate study and are part of the EU Settlement Scheme can check their eligibility at
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We strive to keep down the cost of all our programmes, however, whether in work or not, many students require financial support in order to fund their studies. Outlined here is information on sources of funding which may help.
There are two types of student loan available, the tuition fee loan and the maintenance loan (which helps with living costs such as accommodation, transport and food) as the following video from Student Finance England explains.
You may apply for only a tuition fee loan, of for both tuition fee and maintenance loans, though do be aware that these loans have different eligibility criteria.
To be eligible, you must have been resident in the UK, EU, EEA or Switzerland for the three years before starting your course. This loan covers the entirety of a student’s tuition fee.
To be eligible, you must have been resident in the UK for five years or more before your course starts. This loan amount varies according to household income.
How to apply
Student finance is covered by a different government agency in each nation of the UK. It is therefore necessary to apply through the agency that oversees students from your place of residence:
The Atul Chauhan Scholarship is awarded from a limited fund to high achieving students in the form of a reduction in their tuition fees. We welcome scholarship applications from all students and applicants are assessed purely on their academic ability.
Decisions on scholarship awards are made in conjunction with admission offers. This means that applicants know payday loan alternatives Utah whether they should receive a scholarship before having to decide whether to accept the offer of a place on a course.
To apply for a scholarship, please complete a scholarship form and submit it alongside your application to study at Amity.
Bursaries are awarded with the aim of broadening access to higher education by providing financial assistance to students who are less able to afford the cost of studying.
If you’re a full-time UK student, you do not need to apply for a bursary separately. You need only to ensure that you consent to share your financial details with Amity when you make an application to Student Finance England. The finance office shall then be able to automatically identify students who are eligible for support.
Students who meet the eligibilty criteria are offered support up to a maximum of ?2,000 for each year of their course, on a sliding scale determined by family income as follows:
To ensure that the maximum bursaries are targeted at those most in need, the University will pay additional support of ?1,000 per year to students who meet one or more of the following criteria: