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FUNDING, BURSARIES & LOANS

 

 Financial hardship

If you are facing financial hardship, please speak with our Student Money and Rights Adviser. They can offer advice on the support that may be available to you as a student of the University of Derby. This support may be limited to students studying certain subjects, living in certain areas, or of a specific age group. If you qualify in some way, you may be eligible for:

  • A loan – which you would have to pay back
  • A bursary – which you wouldn’t have to pay back
  • A charitable trust to purchase goods on your behalf

If you are studying an Access to Education Course at Kedleston Road/ the Derby Campus please visit https://www.blc.ac.uk/funding-bursaries-loans-adult/ for further information on the funding, bursaries or loans that may be available to you.

Loans for Undergraduate courses

Going to university is a real investment in your future. You’ll have two main costs to consider – tuition fees and living costs.

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available.

Visit https://www.derby.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ for further information

Tuition Fee Loan

Tuition fees are the money you pay for your course. Find out what your fees might be:

Full-Time UK or EU Students

If you start your course in September 2020 or January 2021, you will pay £9,250 per year. If you’re studying an accelerated degree course, you could get up to £11,100 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and may change each year in line with government policy.

EU students starting university in the 2020/21 academic year will have guaranteed home fee status and financial support for the duration of their course in England. This means, if you are starting your course in September 2020 or January 2021, you will pay the same fees as UK students throughout your course. Find out more on gov.uk

Part-Time UK or EU Students

You will pay for each module you plan to study in the coming year. Module costs vary depending on the course – check the fees and finance section of the course page. If you’re paying for yourself, you can spread the cost by making four equal payments each year.

EU students starting university in the 2020/21 academic year will have guaranteed home fee status and financial support for the duration of their course in England. This means, if you are starting your course in September 2020 or January 2021, you will pay the same fees as UK students throughout your course. Find out more on gov.uk

International (non EU) Students

Students from outside the EU who are studying on campus will pay international student fees. All undergraduate fees are £14,045 per year (other than BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy which is £14,700 per year) if you start your course in September 2020. You can find information on international tuition fees on our course pages. Find out more about paying your fees.

Online Students

Your fees depend on what course you are studying. Online course fees are usually less than on-campus course fees. Check the tuition fees for your online course.

What do Tuition Fees Include?

Your tuition fees pay for your teaching, plus:

  • All mandatory study trips
  • Access to core textbooks through our library
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for students who will need to work with children or vulnerable people as part of their course
  • Some courses include relevant ‘extras’ such as uniforms, specialist kit or equipment, books, and print credits. Check with your course leader (listed on each course page)

Not included:

Placement Funding and fees

UK/EU students on a year in industry will pay tuition fees at a reduced rate of £1,000 in the academic year 2020/21 if they are undertaking credit bearing modules. There is no charge for non-credit bearing modules.

If you take a year in industry as part of your course, either in the UK or overseas, you may still be entitled to some statutory support while you are away from the University, providing that it is a recognised element of your course. For more information, please visit the Gov.uk website.

lIVING cOSTS

You’ll need to budget for your living costs too. These will include:

  • Accommodation – current halls of residence prices range from £110-£145 per week. View a list of halls fees
  • Food – around £40 per week
  • Clothing, socialising and entertainment – around £40 per week

lOANS AND GRANTS:

To pay for your tuition fees and living costs, you may be able to take out a student loan. Loans need to be paid back but not usually until you have graduated and are earning a good salary. Sometimes, grants are also available ­– it depends on the country you live in and other factors. These don’t need to be paid back.

Find out what funding is available to you:

Full Time Students from Engalnd

If you are a UK national or have ‘settled status’ and normally live in England, you will be able to take out a loan to pay for all of your tuition fees. You’ll also be able to take out a loan to help pay for your living costs. If you study in Derby, the maximum you’ll currently get for living costs for the 2020/2021 academic year is:

  • £9,203 if you live away from home
  • £7,747 if you live with your parents or guardians
  • You need to pay these loans back but not until you have graduated and your salary is over £25,000. Read more about loans for full-time students
Part Time or Online students from England

As a part-time student, you can currently apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £6,935 per year if you are a UK national or have ‘settled status’ and normally live in England. You can apply for a tuition fee loan as long as you will complete at least 25% of the credits needed for a full-time course. This percentage is known as course intensity and, if you’re not sure what your course intensity is, check with your course leader (listed on the course page).

If you are studying on campus, you can also apply for a loan for living costs. The amount you get depends on your household income, where you live while studying and your course intensity. Find out more about loans for part-time study.

Students from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland

If you are a UK national or have ‘settled status’ and normally live in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, you should be eligible for loans, and possibly grants, to fund your studies. Check these websites for the latest information:

EU Students

You should be able to get a tuition fee loan to help fund your study at Derby. Depending on how long you have been living in the UK, you may also be entitled to a loan for living costs. Find out more about loans for EU students

Students from outside the EU

We offer a limited number of scholarships and bursaries for international students every year. You need to apply for these and if you are successful, they could help pay for some of your fees.

If you live in the US, you may also be eligible for a US Federal Loan.

Nursing and Allied Health Funding

By studying an undergraduate or postgraduate pre-registration programme you are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,250. The loan will support your studies and enable you to start a rewarding career in healthcare.

From September 2020 all new and continuing nursing and allied health students on pre-registration courses will also receive a grant of at least £5,000 per year that is not means-tested and will not have to be repaid.

An additional payment of up to £3,000 per academic year will be available to eligible students. Eligibility will include the following:

  • £1,000 towards childcare costs
  • £1,000 if studying in a region that is struggling to recruit
  • £1,000 if studying a shortage specialism

Among others, the shortage specialisms have been confirmed to include:

  • Mental health nursing
  • Learning disability nursing
  • Diagnostic radiography

In addition to this non-repayable grant, you are also able to access a maintenance loan of up to £9,203 per year to support your studies, giving you access to over £17,000 per year of funding.

Read the full press release on the Government website

Bursaries and scholarships

You may be eligible for one of our bursaries or scholarships, which provide a small contribution towards the costs of studying with us. These can range from £100 to £5,000 and you usually have to meet certain criteria to get these. Scholarships and Bursaries are available for both UK/EU and international students.

Learn more about Scholarships and Bursaries

Postgraduate Fees and Finance

Studying for a postgraduate degree is a good investment in your future, but you need to carefully consider how you’re going to pay for your course and your living costs.

Most students will be able to apply for loans and depending on where you live and your circumstances, bursaries and scholarships might also be available.

Learn more about Postgraduate Fees and Finance

International Students Fees and Finance

Scholarships for International Students

We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students from countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) and outside the European Union (EU), offering a reduction in your fees during your first year of study. Students from EU countries are not currently eligible for international scholarships – more information on EU funding can be found here.

We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.

You must be applying for a full-time degree. Applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

Learn more about Scholarships for International Students

International Students – paying your fees

You will need to pay £3,000 of your tuition fees as a deposit, this payment will secure your place on your chosen course. You can then pay the remaining amount of your fees in two equal instalments. However, if you pay your fees in full by enrolment, you will receive a £500 discount.*

Learn more about Paying your Fees

Childcare Funding

You may be eligible for help with your childcare costs if you:

  • are a full-time higher education student
  • have children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs

The grant:

  • does not have to be paid back
  • is paid on top of your other student finance

You must be eligible for student finance to apply for a Childcare Grant.

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Money Management

MANAGING YOUR FINANCES

WELFARE & BENEFITS

Thinking Ahead

our Student Money and Rights Adviser

Our Student Adviser is here to help you with any questions you may have, or with any difficulties you may encounter.

We are friendly and approachable and will do our very best to help.

Appointments are available in person or via telephone, please contact us for further details.

Contact Details

CONTACT US

Opening times: 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Student Wellbeing
University of Derby (Buxton Campus)
Clarendon House
1 Devonshire Road
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 6RY

T: 01298 330 414
E: studentmoneyadviceblc@derby.ac.uk
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