Student income options
When planning a budget for University, it is important to understand when and how much you will have income options, funding, scholarships, sponsorships, loans, part-time job etc.
The majority of students can only study at University with some form(s) of financial aid to help with paying your tuition fees and/or your living costs while studying.
You may be eligible for a bursary, scholarships and other financial aid and it is worth checking the Scholarship search tool when applying and getting ready to start University.
There is a range of funding specifically for Undergraduate students available through the University.
- Funding options for Undergraduate UK/EU students
- Funding options for Undergraduate International students
For postgraduates, although there may be funding available through the University for your degree, you can also access financial support from a range of sources.
- Funding options for Postgraduate UK/EU students
- Funding options for Postgraduate International students
If you are eligible for a student loan, SAAS or your local student finance body will send the information needed to the Student Loans Company (SLC).
SAAS-funded students are paid monthly, you will be sent a payment schedule letter telling you the date and amount of each instalment.
Working at a part-time job
Working whilst studying is a great way to earn a little extra money, take time out of University to meet others and learn new skills. However, it is important that you only take on work that will not interfere with your academic priorities.
It may be challenging to find part-time work, especially for a short period of time. The Careers Service regularly advertise hundreds of part-time jobs throughout the year.
Most international students who are studying in the UK for a year or more are eligible to work part-time, some students may have restrictions on how much work they can do, you should check your passport to see what your individual situation is.
The website of the Student Immigration Service offers clear and detailed advice on working during your studies.
This includes information about:
- the type of work Tier 4 visa holders are allowed to do, and not allowed to do
- the number of hours Tier 4 visa holders can work