Students can often have challenges managing money: this may be because it’s the first time they have had to budget for themselves, or their income might not meet their living costs.
The team of Welfare Advisers in the Advice and Counselling Service provide confidential, professional money advice for all Queen Mary students, including prospective students. They can check if students are getting all of the income they are eligible for, check Student Finance eligibility and help with applications, assist with funding for repeat periods of study, help students plan a personal budget, and apply for hardship funding.
They can also advise students who need to leave their family home unexpectedly and need emergency financial support, and students who are independent of their family such as care experienced or estranged students, or students with a forced migration background (refugees and asylum seekers). Students with a disability or long-term ill health, and students with children may be eligible for additional funding. There is separate financial guidance for international students.
Students can access self-help guidance on the ACS website and if they need one to one advice they can email ACS for advice or book a confidential appointment via the Advice and Counselling Service website.
Fees and Funding
Home students are entitled to tuition fee loans and maintenance loans.
Financial Assistance Fund
The Financial Assistance Fund is available to help any Queen Mary student that is fully enrolled and eligible for funding with unforeseen costs and hardship.
Queen Mary Bursary
There is a main Queen Mary Bursary Scheme for undergraduate students which is explained here. The Bursary is income assessed and non-repayable. Students don’t need to apply for it – they just need to apply to Student Finance England and be income assessed in order for the Queen Mary Bursaries Office to assess them for the Bursary.
There are scholarships and bursaries for undergraduate students starting a course at Queen Mary University of London in September 2021 and are in addition to the Queen Mary Bursary.
More information on these opportunities and other funding is available.