Funding your studies

Loan for students who already have a first degree

If you want to study a degree part-time in the subject area of engineering, technology, computer science, medicine, biological science, veterinary science/agriculture, physical science, or mathematical science, you may be entitled to claim the Tuition Fee Loan even if you already have a first degree in another subject area.

Eligibility criteria

You must be a part-time home or EU student studying a degree in the following fields: engineering, technology, computer science, medicine, biological science, veterinary science/agriculture, physical science, or mathematical science.

Courses you can apply to study in 2017/18 may include:

Restrictions and exemptions

Check with the Student Loans Company for restrictions and exemptions. When the government announced these changes it noted: "As is the case for part-time students undertaking a first degree, Tuition Fee Loans will only be available to students studying at an intensity of at least 25% of an equivalent full-time course for each year of their course and for the duration of the course. No maintenance support will be available."

How to apply

UK students will need to apply online for your Tuition Fee Loan, while EU students should download the relevant application form. For more information, visit the student finance section of the gov.uk website.


At a glance

Maximum value: Full course fee
Open to:

UK and EU part-time students

Studying at level: Undergraduate
The information on this page applies to students starting courses in these academic years (as indicated): 2017/18

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Ways to fund your studies

Bursaries and grants

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Bursaries and grants can help you cover a range of expenses whilst studying, including your living costs.

Fee reductions and discounts

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The fee reductions that are available can depend on your level of study and where you are from.

Loans

Funding your studies

The types of student loan available to you depend on where you are from and whether you are looking to study an undergraduate or a postgraduate course.

Scholarships

Funding your studies

Available scholarships depend on your level of study and where you are from.

Ways to pay

Funding your studies

How you pay your tuition fees depends on the type of funding you have, where you are from and whether you are studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level.