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 QMUL 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 who are forced migrants. 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.
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. More details about it are available here: Financial Assistance fund.
Queen Mary Bursary
There is a main QMUL 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 QMUL Bursaries Office to assess them for the Bursary. More information is available here: www.arcs.qmul.ac.uk/QMULBursary.
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 QMUL Bursary. More information is available here: http://www.arcs.qmul.ac.uk/students/finances/bursaries-grants-scholarships/ug-scholarships/.
More information on these opportunities and other funding can be found here: http://www.arcs.qmul.ac.uk/students/finances/.