Student Funding and Loans


If you have access to funding (from another organisation, employer, etc.), you must email the details to You can also inform us of your sponsor details during the matriculation process.

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If you are personally liable for the payment of any part of your fees, you can make arrangements to pay by direct debit instalments. Direct debits run for 8 months from October through to May, inclusive, and returning students must renew their direct debit details via the Finance Office. Courses starting in the Second Semester can pay by direct debit January to August. You can also set-up a direct debit through the student portal once you have matriculated online.

If paying direct to our bank account, please email for details.

Please ensure your bank deducts all costs of the transfer from your bank account thus ensuring we receive the complete sum required. Please make sure also that you use your student number as a reference, followed by your name.

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Please ensure that you have matriculated at least 3 working days before your first payment is due, to ensure payment is made to you in time.

All bursary/student loan payments will be made through the BACS transfer process. Once you have matriculated will we inform the Student Loans Company that you are a registered student for session 2023/24. This will be done automatically.

The Student Loans Company will then arrange for your bursary/student loan payment to be transferred directly into your bank account within 3-5 working days of receipt of registration notification or the first day of term, whichever is the later.

For Scottish students who have applied to the Student Awards Agency Scotland, student loans and bursaries will be paid on a monthly basis with an additional first payment being made at the start of their course.

If your bank details change, it is imperative that you immediately inform both SAAS and SLC.

If you do not do this your payments could be interrupted.

More details of the monthly payment scheme can be found on the Students Awards Agency Scotland website.

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SAAS applications for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students are now open. Please ensure that you submit your application by 30th June to ensure your first payment arrives on time. Students must have completed online matriculation 3-5 working days before the first payment is due. More information can be found on the Students Awards Agency Scotland website. Continuing students must submit a new application each year. If you need to contact SAAS, please refer to their Contact Us page for ways to get in touch.

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Student Finance applications are also now open. It’s quick and easy to apply, it should take less than 30 minutes.

Don't worry if you have missed the deadline, you can still apply but funds are not guaranteed for the first week of term. More information, including contact details for each area, can be found on the following web pages:

Student Finance England

Student Finance Wales

Student Finance Northern Ireland