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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.*
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
- 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.
sure start maternity grant
MANAGING YOUR FINANCES
WELFARE & BENEFITS
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.
Opening times: 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday
University of Derby (Buxton Campus)
1 Devonshire Road
T: 01298 330 414
Text: 07950 080 717