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Financial support

Home/EU Undergraduates 

Student Finance Direct enables full-time higher education students from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland to use its secure system to apply for finance online - parents and partners can also support an application online. If you've already registered online with Student Finance Direct, you can log in to your student finance account using the same details as before. For more information on how to apply please visit the applying for financial support pages in the Student Finance section of the University website.

The main student finance application lets you apply for Student Loans and grants from your government. You can also indicate whether you want to apply for some forms of extra help - for example, because you’re disabled, or you have children or an adult dependant.

If you’ve applied and are expecting a maintenance loan and/or grant from the Student Loans Company, they should pay it directly into your nominated bank account in three instalments, one at the start of each term.   Eligible students will be able to apply for the Tuition Fee Loan, which is paid direct to the university – for more information please visit the Student Funding pages on the Student Finance section of the University website.

*In order for your maintenance funding to be released, you must register with the University of Exeter.

National Scholarship Programme Fee Waiver

National Scholarship Programme (NSP) Fee Waivers will be available to UK and EU undergraduate students who started their studies in 2012 or after, whose household income is £25,000 or less.  The scholarships are paid in the form of a fee waiver. From 2013/14 eligible students will also receive a non-repayable bursary as part of their awar

You must apply for financial support from the relevant UK funding body. In your application you must give consent for details of your household income to be passed on to the university. We will use these details to assess your eligibility for the NSP and contact you if you are eligible.

UK Access to Exeter Bursary – Home/EU Undergraduates

The Access to Exeter Bursary is a non-competitive bursary.  In 2013/14 it will be available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate students whose household income is between £25,001 and £42,600. It is a non-repayable award paid on-top of any statutory support from the government.

From 2013/14, students whose household income is below £25,000 will be eligible for the National Scholarship Programme.

You do not need to apply for the bursary. It will be awarded automatically as long as you have applied for means tested financial support from Student Finance England and you and your sponsors have given consent to share information in your application.

You will receive a bursary for each year of your course provided that you continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

For more information please visit the Access to Exeter Bursaries pages on the Student Finance section of the University website.

Access to Learning Fund

This fund provides help for students who may need financial support to stay in Higher Education, and is available to UK undergraduates and postgraduates studying at least 50% of full-time (25% of full-time for disabled students).

For more information please visit the Access to Learning Fund pages on the Student Finance section of the University website.

Financial support for postgraduates

Postgraduates can apply for help if they are in exceptional financial hardship that threatens continuation of their programme of study. Assistance is in the form of a grant or loan from the Access to Learning Fund, depending on individual circumstances. 

Scholarships and bursaries

The University of Exeter has a large number of scholarships and bursaries which are available to its Students. Scholarships are awarded for a number of different reasons - these may include academic merit, personal achievement and intellectual ability. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship please view our funding database for details of what is available and how to apply.

Once Scholarship awards have been confirmed by College staff, details are passed internally to the Student Funding Team. Student accounts are then updated with fee discount information and maintenance payments are processed. The Student Funding Team can assist with a number of scholarship queries including payment amounts, payment dates and level of fee scholarship.

Bank details

In order for us to process maintenance payments, students must supply the University with their correct bank details. You can add bank details during registration or at any time after you have registered by logging onto your student record.

Important - If we do not have your bank details then payments cannot be made. If we have the incorrect bank details then payments may be paid to an incorrect account. Should this happen then the funds will need to be reclaimed from the bank before a maintenance payment can be repaid to your correct account. The timescale of this repayment then rests with the bank. We advise all students to check their bank details are present and accurate by visiting their student record.

International students (from outside the EU)

For information on the Fund for International Student Hardship (FISH) and Special Emergency Loan Scheme (SELS), please visit the international student pages on the Student Finance section of the University website.

US loan agreements for American students

The University of Exeter will participate in the William D Ford Direct Loan Program in the academic year 2013/14. The Direct Loan consists of both the Stafford and Plus loan and can provide funding up to your cost of attendance.

As with all federal student aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Most students use FAFSA at to complete their application.

The University will use the information from your FAFSA to determine your eligibility and how much student aid you will receive. The University’s School Code (also known as the OPE ID) is G009442. More information please visit the Student Funding pages on the Student Finance Section of the University website.