Funding your studies

Going to university is a big investment in your future. Loans, grants and bursaries can offer you financial support while you study.

Financial support for Home students

If you're from England or the EU, you can use an online calculator to estimate the loans or additional funding you might be entitled to:

Tuition Fee Loan

If you are a full-time student studying for your first degree or other higher education course, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan. This is for up to the full amount of your tuition fees and it is paid directly to Queen Mary.

Maintenance Loan

This loan is partly based on your household income. Other factors such as whether you live at home, live in London or are studying abroad also determine how much you might get.

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Paying back your loans

You don't have to start repaying Tuition Fee or Maintenance Loans until the April after you graduate. You also have to be earning at least £25,000 a year. Income-related repayments will be deducted automatically from your earnings through the tax system.

Supplemental grants

If you are disabled, have children or adults who are dependant on you, or are studying certain subjects, you might be eligible for extra financial support.

Financial support for EU students

If you are a non-UK national of the European Union you can apply for a loan to pay your tuition fees. This loan is not available to undergraduate students from outside the EU.

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Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary provides millions of pounds in funding for our students through a package of bursaries and scholarships.

Our bursaries, such as the Queen Mary University of London Bursary, support students from lower income families. As a university, we have a commitment to support students from all backgrounds. In 2017-18 we paid over £7.5 million in bursaries to over 5,000 students.

Our scholarships are usually based on academic merit. In 2017-18, we awarded £1 million in scholarships and prizes. There are different criteria and ways to apply.

Money advice and support

Managing your money is an important part of your student life.

Our Advice and Counselling service provide a range of specialist, professional and confidential services to support you with funding your studies. We can help you work out whether you are eligible for funding and how much money you will need. You can use this service if you are planning to apply to Queen Mary.

We also provide a series of advice guides on topics such as how to plan a budget, the cost of studying in London and additional sources of funding.


Am I a Home, EU or international student?

Check Queen Mary's guidance on tuition fee status or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website for advice on whether you will pay the home or overseas rate of tuition fee.

If you’re still unsure, contact our Admissions Office:

Calling from the UK: 0800 376 1800
Calling from overseas: +44 (0)20 7882 5511
Email: admissions@qmul.ac.uk