Undergraduate Funding Options

 

There are two main costs you need to consider when applying to study at university; tuition fees and living/study costs. We would highly recommend that you explore all your funding options before you start your course to ensure you have the funds to cover these costs.

 

Please note that for students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). The University of Law is registered as a provider with the OfS our number is 10039956. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.

 

All the undergraduate courses The University of Law will be running during the 2019 academic year, have been designated to receive student support apart from the January start 4.5 year LLB, the senior Status LLB and the 1 year international Foundation Year courses as these do not meet the undergraduate funding criteria. If you attend one of the eligible courses you may wish to apply for funding via Student Finance England/Wales/Scotland or Northern Ireland, depending on where you reside.

 

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

 

If you're classed as a UK resident, have settled status and looking to attend an eligible course on 2019/20, you may 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 and government approval. 

For 2019, if you attend an eligible course you may be able to apply for a loan of up to £9,250 towards your 2019 course fee, up to £11,100 for our 2 year Accelerated Law Degree, or up to £6,935 if you attend a part time course.

Please note: the Senior Status LLB, International Foundation Year and the January Start Part time LLB are not eligible for Student Support via the SLC as they do not meet the funding criteria. The University of Law is also in the process of applying for Student Finance support to be available at our new location of Nottingham. Until a decision has been published, Students will not be able to secure funding for this new location.
 

Tuition Fee Support

For 2019, if you attend an eligible course you may be able to apply for a loan of up to £9,250 towards your 2019 Full time course fee (£11,100 for the LLB (Hons) Accelerated Law Degree), or up to £6,935 if you attend a part time course.

If you’re successful in securing a UK Government fee loan, any payment of fee loan will be paid directly to The University of Law in three unequal instalments throughout the year.

Students can normally start applying for funding early in the preceding March and applications need to be submitted within 9 months of the start of the year in order to be accepted by Student Finance.

If you have secured a UK Government loan, you need to provide us with individual Student Support Number for your funding application in order for the University to confirm attendance on a course. No funding (fees or Maintenance) will be released until attendance has been confirmed once you have attendance your first day each year.

If you’re unable to provide this individual identifier from the SLC at registration, you’ll be responsible for paying the full tuition until the University has seen evidence of your support entitlement.

This loan is not means-tested and therefore most UK students should be eligible to receive the maximum £9,250 fee loan or your full annual fee (whichever is lowest), unless you have studied a first degree previously. You can also choose to borrow a lesser amount (or none) from the SLC.

 

Also known as a living cost support, students studying on a full-time courses 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.

Online courses and EU students are not eligible Maintenance Support.
Please read the relevant section below for more information on 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.

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.

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.

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 resident in England  Please refer to Student Finance England

Students resident in Wales  Please contact Student Finance Wales

Students resident in Northern Ireland Please contact Student Finance NI

Students resident in Scotland  Please visit The Students Awards Agency for Scotland

Any maintenance loan support that is secured will not need to be repaid until you have left the course and are earning over £25,000. Repayment amounts per month depend on your exact level of earnings.

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:

E-mail: studentfinance@law.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 216380

We will endeavour to process your query within 3 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.

Please note: the Senior Status LLB, International Foundation Year and the January Start Part time LLB are not eligible for Student Support via the SLC as they do not meet the funding criteria. The University of Law is also in the process of applying for Student Finance support to be available at our new location of Nottingham. Until a decision has been published, Students will not be able to secure funding for this new location.

Tuition Fee Loan
For 2019, if you attend an eligible course you may be able to apply for a loan of up to £9,250 towards your 2019 Full time course fee (£11,100 for the LLB (Hons) Accelerated Law Degree), or up to £6,935 if you attend a part time course.

If you’re successful in securing a UK Government fee loan, any payment of fee loan will be paid directly to The University of Law in three unequal instalments throughout the year.

Students can normally start applying for funding for September 2019 early the preceding March and applications need to be submitted within 9 months of the start of the year in order to be accepted by Student Finance.

If you have secured a UK Government loan, you need to provide us with individual Student Support Number for your funding application in order for the University to confirm attendance on a course. No funding (fees or Maintenance) will be released until attendance has been confirmed once you have attendance your first day each year.

If you’re unable to provide this individual identifier from the SLC at registration, you’ll be responsible for paying the full tuition until the University has seen evidence of your support entitlement.

This loan is not means-tested and therefore most UK students should be eligible to receive the maximum £9,250 fee loan or your full annual fee (whichever is lowest), unless you have studied a first degree previously. You can also choose to borrow a lesser amount (or none) from the SLC.

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.

How to Apply for Student Finance

If you are a student from the European Union (EU), you will need to submit a paper based application from April 2019. 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 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 16th September 2019 in order not to be liable for the first instalment of tuition fees.

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:

E-mail: studentfinance@law.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 216380

We will endeavour to process your query within 3 days.

 

International students are all students that do not meet the criteria to be UK or EU students, this includes students who require a Tier 4 Student visa to study at the University.

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 campus. For study at our Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds and Manchester campuses, 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 £3,000 in pre-payment to the course tuition. The University of Law international team will be in contact with any student that may need to make this additional payment.

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:

E-mail: studentfinance@law.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 216380

We will endeavour to process your query within 3 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 2019 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 tutors are very approachable and available to answer any questions at any time

Timon Peus , LLB Student, Guildford