• Undergraduate funding options
  • Undergraduate Funding Options

    All our undergraduate courses starting in September 2018 at The University of Law have been designated to receive student support.

    Therefore, you will be eligible to apply for finance support from the UK Government and the Student Loans Company, if you meet the personal eligibility criteria.

    Below lists some of the sources of funding that are available to help with the costs of studying, depending on your residency status.

    If you are looking to start on our January 2018 online LLB course, unfortunately that course will not attract funding from the SLC due to the structure of the course.

    • If you're classed as a UK national and resident, wishing to start in September 2018, you will be able to apply to the UK Government for support to assist with covering the costs of this course, subject to meeting the individual eligibility requirements.  To contact a member of our finance team, please email: studentfinance@law.ac.uk  

       All eligible students starting in September 2018 will benefit from a University Contribution to fees. Read more here.

      • Also known as a living cost support, students studying on a full-time course are eligible to apply for maintenance support to help you pay for the living costs such as accommodation, food and travel. The amount each individual will receive is affected by your household income and circumstances and where you reside within the UK.

        Please read the relevant section below to calculate the financial support you are entitled to, depending on your area of ordinary residence prior to starting a course here are the University of Law. Unfortunately EU students and part-time students are not eligible for living cost support.

        The first instalment of any maintenance support provided by the SLC will not be released until the University of Law has confirmed you have attended your course and confirmed your individual student support number as issued by the SLC.

        These maintenance loans are not required to be repaid by the student until you have left the course and are earning an income.

        Students resident in England

        The exact amount of support each student will receive will depend on the amount of household income, where you opt to study and live. As a rough guide if your household receives under £25,000 per annum you will be entitled to receive the maximum support available.

        Accelerated LLB Course: As our two year accelerated program is an intensive course, you should also qualify for consideration for additional living cost support under the long course status.

        If you are a student in receipt of means tested benefits whilst in study, you may qualify for a higher maintenance loan to assist towards additional costs of dependent child(ren) or partner.

        Students that started a course prior to Sept 2016 will be classed as “continuing” students and as such will be entitled to a different package of financial support.

        For more information, please refer to Student Finance England

        Students resident in Wales

        The Welsh Authorities are in the process of reviewing their funding processes for 2017. However for 2016/17 Welsh students may qualify for a maintenance loan and also qualify for a Learning Grant. Students can receive the full grant if their household if £18,030 or less. Where students have dependent child(ren) or partners, you may qualify for a Special support grant up to the same value of the Learning grant as an alternative.

        For more information, please contact Student Finance Wales

        Students resident in Northern Ireland

        Students can qualify for Student loans depending on the place of study and family income. As our courses run over a longer year than traditional Universities, you may also qualify for some extra weeks support.

        Students may also qualify for a Maintenance Grant. Students can receive the full grant if their household if £19,000 or less. Where students have dependent child(ren) or partners, you may qualify for a Special support grant up to the same value of the Learning grant as an alternative.

        For more information, please contact Student Finance NI

        Students resident in Scotland

        Students may also be eligible for additional support for any dependent child(ren) or partner.

        For more in depth information, please visit The Students Awards Agency for Scotland

      • All eligible students starting in September 2018 will benefit from a University Contribution to fees. Read more here.  This will cover the gap between student loans and the course fee for full-time and on-line courses.  

        As we're a private institution, UK and EU nationals that live in England and Wales can apply for a loan towards tuition fees up to a maximum of £6,165 for a Full-Time course or £4,625 per academic year for a Part-Time course.

        Students from Northern Ireland are only eligible to receive a maximum of £4,030 towards tuition, due to attending a private institution. This fee loan is not means tested, which means students will be entitled to this support, unless you already have a degree qualification.

        If you opt to study the two year accelerated degree course, the fees for UK students are £12,500 per annum.  There will a University Contribution to fees, but students will still be responsible for paying at least £3,250 to the University.  There is still a saving as no third year fees or accommodation costs are payable and graduates can enter the workplace more quickly.

        If you’re successful in securing a UK Government fee loan, any payment for fees would be made directly to the University of Law in three instalments throughout the course.

        Students will be able to apply for Government funding from Spring 2018 (as per applicants to all universities).

        If you have secured a UK Government loan, you need to provide us with a copy of your University and College Payment Advice letter and confirm your individual Student Support Number in order for the University to receive tuition fee payments from the Student Loans Company (SLC).

        If you’re unable to provide this notice from the SLC during or before induction, you’ll be responsible for paying the full tuition until the University has seen evidence of your support entitlement.

        These tuition fee loans are not required to be repaid by the student until you have left the course and are earning an income.

        Repayment

        The amount you owe will increase each year with interest. Interest is charged at the rate of inflation plus 3%.

        You don’t start repaying your tuition fee and maintenance loans until you are in work and earning over £21,000 a year. The amount you repay is calculated at a rate of 9% of your income over £21,000. So, if your salary is £25,000 a year, you pay 9% of £4,000, which works out as £6.92 a week. 

        Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA’s)

        If you have a disability, you may be entitled to claim extra financial help while studying. Disabilities covered include long-term illnesses, mental-health conditions and specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. These grants do not depend on income and do not have to be repaid. To find out what you could be entitled to visit the UK Government website.

        Other sources of funding

        There are a range of private sources of funding to assist you in your studies and to help you pay the remaining tuition fee of £3,000 not covered by Government funding.

        The Educational Grants Service’s (EGS) search tool matches you to educational trusts and charities that offer financial assistance to students, visit the Educational Grant’s search to find out what you could be eligible.

        The Scholarship Search website also lists scholarships from professional and charitable organisations available in your area.

        Finally, you may also want to consider applying for a loan from your bank. Talk to an adviser at your local branch to find out more.

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        You Can Afford To Go To Uni guides

        Brightside is an education charity who has worked in partnership with the Independent Taskforce on Student Finance Information to produce insightful 'You Can Afford To Go To Uni' guides to help you plan the true cost of going into higher education.

        Download the guides from the Independent Tasksforce on Student Finance Information's website.

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        How to apply for student finance
        UK students

        You can apply for student finance online.

        Students from England can submit an application for support from the December preceding your course start. However students from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland will not be able to submit applications until early 2018.

        You should apply for support as soon as possible to allow time for your application to be processed prior to enrolment on the course. If you apply after the 31st May 2018 you may not receive confirmation of how much support you are entitled to receive before the course starts and may experience delays in the funding being released.

        For further information, visit the student finance website for your region.

        Paying your fees

        How you will be required to pay the tuition fees will depend on your residency or funding status.

        In order for the University to receive tuition fee payments from the SLC, you must provide us with a copy of your University and College Payment Advice Letter and confirm your individual Student Support number. If you are unable to provide confirm this by enrolment, you will be responsible for paying the full tuition, until you provide the college with evidence of your support entitlement from the SLC.

        More information about paying your fees can be found in our fees section.

        If you accept a place at The University of Law through UCAS and then decide you do not wish to take up this place, you will need to request the cancellation in writing to the admissions department on or before the 17 September 2018 in order not to be liable for the first instalment of tuition fees.

        Please see our  terms and conditions.

        Contact us

        If you have any questions regarding fees and funding at The University of Law that are not answered on our website, contact our Student Finance Officer on:
        E-mail:  studentfinance@law.ac.uk  
        Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 216380

        We will endeavour to process your query within 5 days.

    • Your funding status

      The financial support you can receive depends on your funding status. Your funding status is based on where you’ve lived and for how long. The summary below doesn’t cover all circumstances - even if you don’t meet these criteria, you may still qualify for student finance. Please visit the UK Government website for more detailed information.

      EU students

      To be classified as an European Union (EU) student, you must be a national of an EU country or the ‘relevant family member’ of such a national, on the first day of the first academic year of the first year of the course and you have also been ordinarily resident in the EEA and /or Switzerland for the three years preceding the first day of the first academic year of the first year of the course – not mainly for educational purposes.

      Find out what financing you could be eligible for as an EU student.

      University Contribution to Fees

      All eligible students starting in 2018 will benefit from a University Contribution to fees. Read more here.

      Tuition Fee Loan

      All European Union (EU) students choosing to study their LLB undergraduate course with us in 2018 are, under current government legislation, entitled to apply to the Student Loans Company for an annual repayable tuition fee loan of up to £6,165. This is paid directly to the University.  The difference in the loan and the fee, will for eligible students in 2018, be covered by the University Contribution to fees.

      Students looking to study the part-time online LLB in 2018 will be able to secure a maximum student loan of £4,625 per annum to cover the tuition in full per year. The difference in the loan and the fee, will for eligible students in 2018, be covered by the University Contribution to Fees.

      If you apply to undertake the two-year LLB (Hons) tuition for 2018 will be £12,500 per year. Eligible students will benefit from a University Contribution to fees in 2018, it is your responsibility to pay the remaining balance of £3,250 to the University, in accordance with our fee schedule.

      Maintenance support

      If you’re an EU student, you will not be eligible to apply for a Maintenance Loan or Maintenance Grant for your living costs. You should contact relevant department within your home country’s government to find out what funding may be available to support your studies in the UK.

      Alternatively, contact your local British Council office who will be able to provide you with details of scholarships and other sources of funding you may be able to apply for.

      If you are an EU national that has lived in the UK for at least five years immediately prior to the start of the course - not mainly for educational purposes, you may be eligible to be classed as a UK student and become eligible to apply for additional support for living costs. Please review the UK student section for more information.

      Other sources of funding

      There are also a range of private sources of funding to assist you in your studies and to help you with any tuition fee not covered by UK Government funding.

      The Educational Grants Service’s (EGS) search tool matches you to educational trusts and charities that offer financial assistance to students, visit the Educational Grant’s search to find out what you could be eligible.

      The Scholarship Search website also lists scholarships from professional and charitable organisations available in your area.

      Finally, you may also want to consider applying for a loan from your home government or local bank. Talk to an adviser at your local branch to find out more.

      How to apply for student finance
      EU students

      If you are a student from the European Union (EU), you will need to submit a paper based application from April 2018. The forms and guides are available from the UK Government website for students from other EU countries.

      Paying your Fees

      How you will be required to pay the tuition fees will depend on your residency or funding status. For more information please see the fees section of our website.

      In order for the University to receive tuition fee payments from the SLC, you must provide us with a copy of your University and College Payment Advice Letter at registration. If you are unable to provide this notice from the SLC at enrolment, you will be responsible for paying the full tuition, until you provide the college with evidence of your support entitlement from the SLC.

      More information about paying your fees can be found in our terms and conditions.

      If you accept a place at The University of Law through UCAS and then decide you do not wish to take up this place, you will need to request the cancellation in writing to the admissions department on or before the 17th September 2018 in order not to be liable for the first instalment of tuition fees.

      LLB Scholarships

      Please see University of Law scholarship programme for full details.

      Contact us

      If you have any questions regarding fees and funding at The University of Law that are not answered on our website, contact our Student Finance Officer on:
      E-mail: studentfinance@law.ac.uk
      Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 216380

      We will endeavour to process your query within 5 days.


    • The University of Law is a private institution and as such we are different to other traditional universities.

      What support can I get?
      Your funding status

      The financial support you can receive depends on your funding status. Your funding status is based on where you’ve lived and for how long. The summary below doesn’t cover all circumstances - even if you don’t meet these criteria, you may still qualify for student finance. Please visit the UK Government website for more detailed information.

      Living expenses

      We recommend that in addition to course fees you allow at least £8,000 living expenses for one academic year if planning to study in our London Bloomsbury centre. For study at our Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds and Manchester centres, we suggest you allow £6,000 for living expenses.

      Visit the UNIAID international student calculator to work out what your living expenses might be during your time at The University of Law.

      Loans

      International students are not eligible for UK government funding schemes open to UK students.

      You should contact relevant department within your home country’s government to find out what funding may be available to support your studies in the UK. Alternatively, contact your local British Council office who will be able to provide you with details of scholarships and other sources of funding you may be able to apply for In addition to public sources, commercial lenders may be able to provide loan schemes to cover the cost of fees and living expenses.

      If you are applying for financial support, we ask that you have accepted your offer of a place before requesting the institution certifies or completes any funding application on your behalf.

      Scholarships

      Many international students fund their studies in the UK through scholarship awards. There are numerous scholarship schemes that you may be able to apply for, and the British Council provides information on scholarship schemes that are available within your own country for study in the UK. You may also want to look for scholarships that may be available from local and/or national government and private charities/organisations.

      Working in the UK

      Most international students can work on a part-time basis (up to 20 hours a week) during term time and full-time during University holidays. Whether or not you can work will be dependent on the UK immigration sticker or stamp in your passport.

      Detailed information on your ability to work in the UK can be found on the UKCISA website.

      More information

      Your local British Council office can provide you with details of scholarships and other sources of funding that you can apply for as an international student. Visit the British Council website for contact details for your local British Council office.

      How to pay your fees - international students

      How you will be required to pay the tuition fees will depend on your residency or funding status. More information on how to pay your tuition fees will be sent to you once you have accepted an offer of a place on an undergraduate at The University of Law.

      More information about paying your fees can be found in our terms and conditions

      Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

      If you need to be sponsored under Tier 4 of the Home Office points-based system, the University must issue you with a CAS before you can apply for your visa. You must have paid at least the first instalment of your Year 1 course fees before the University can issue this to you.

      LLB scholarships

      Please see University of Law scholarship programme for full details.

      Contact us

      If you have any questions regarding fees and funding at The University of Law that are not answered on our website, contact our Student Finance Officer on:
      E-mail: studentfinance@law.ac.uk
      Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 216047

      We will endeavour to process your query within 5 days.

      For VISA queries, please contact The International Visa Office team on +44(0)1483 216588 or email: visaoffice@law.ac.uk

    • We have a range of scholarships and bursaries available for undergraduate courses.

      Applications for courses starting in September 2018 are now open.  To apply for a scholarship or bursary please register your interest here. You will need to be in receipt of an offer for one of our undergraduate courses and also be from a household where income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less. Once you have registered your interest you will receive an email to explain the application process.

      If you would like to see what is on offer and register your interest please see our Undergraduate scholarship and bursary programme page.

    • The table below outlines  the University Contribution to fees for students starting in September 2018.

                                University Contribution to Fees      
      LLB (Hons) Law full-time courses*
      £3,085 (1) 
      LLB (Hons) Law Accelerated
      £3,085 (2)
       i-LLB (Hons) Law, online   £2,310 (3)

      *Excluding our Dual Degree with IE University, Spain and LLB (Hons) Legal Practice and Skills 6 year apprenticeship programme.

      1) The University of Law will make a contribution to your fees of £3,085 in 2018/19. If you are funding your tuition fees through a tuition fee loan of £6,165 from the Students Loan Company, the annual tuition fee of £9,250 will thus be fully covered by the SLC loan plus the University contribution of £3,085. In 2019/20 and subsequently we anticipate that a higher SLC loan should be available to students to fully cover the fee of £9,250.

      (2) Students looking to study on the 2 year accelerated LLB course will incur fees costs that are higher than the maximum support available from the UK government. The University of Law will make a contribution to your fees of £3,085 in 2018/19. You will be responsible for paying the remaining £3,250 of the fees in two equal instalments of £1,625 each due by the 17 September 2018 and again by the 1 January 2019. Applicants should note that this accelerated version of the degree will save money overall as you will not need to fund a third years of living costs.

      (3 The University of Law will make a contribution to your fees of £2,310 in 2018/19. If you are funding your tuition fees through a tuition fee loan of £4,625 from the Students Loan Company, the annual tuition fee of £6,935 will thus be fully covered by the SLC loan plus the University contribution of £2,310. In 2019/20 and subsequently we anticipate that a higher SLC loan should be available to students to fully cover the fee of £6,935.

      The terms and conditions for the University Contribution to fees can be found here

      University Contribution to fees - Frequently Asked Questions

      - If you will be funding your fees through a student loan (funded student) please click here

      - If you are a self-funded student please click here

      - If you are an international student please click here

      Please Note

      If you accept a place at the University of Law and then decide you do not wish to take up this place you will need to request the cancellation in writing to the admissions department before the 17 September 2018 in order not to be liable for the first instalment of tuition fees. 

      For more information on fees and instalment schedules, please see our terms and conditions.

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