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Applying for Financial Support
All full-time UK and EU* students wanting to apply for financial support for their studies should make an application through one of the following, depending on where you live:
- Student Finance England
- Student Finance Wales
- Student Awards Agency for Scotland
- Student Finance Northern Ireland
Further information on what kind of support you might be eligible for is available in our loans and grants pages.
The information that you provide in your application will also be used to determine your eligibility for an Access to Exeter Bursary, and a National Scholarship Programme fee waiver, but you must make sure that you consent to share the information that you provide.
*for more information on whether you qualify as a UK or EU student, visit the UKCISA website.
When to Apply
Students starting in September 2016
Full-time UK students can apply from January 2016. You must apply by 27th May 2016 to ensure you receive your funding in September 2016.
Please note that students starting their course from September 2016 will not be eligible to receive a Maintenance Grant.
Students who started their course in September 2015 or before
You will need to make a new application for each year of study, and should apply by 30th June 2016, to ensure you receive your funding on time in September 2016.
Applying for Financial Support Based on your Household Income
When you apply for financial support, you will be asked whether or not you want to apply for student finance based on your household income. If you do not want to apply for student finance based on your household income then you will only be eligible to receive the Tuition Fee Loan and a portion of the Maintenance Loan. If you want to be assessed for the full range of financial support including the Maintenance Grant, the Access to Exeter Bursary and the National Scholarship Programme, you will need to provide details of your household income when you apply.
Details of how your household income is assessed are available from the Gov.UK website.
Consent to Share
If you wish to be considered for the National Scholarship Programme (NSP) and/or the Access to Exeter Bursary you must give your consent for your UK Student Finance Provider to pass on details of your assessment to the University. You will be asked to give this consent in your application.
What happens next?
You must provide all documents in support of your application. If you do not provide this documentation, you financial assessment will be delayed.
Once your assessment is complete, you will receive notification of your financial support entitlement.
When applying for financial support, you must provide your National Insurance Number. If you do not supply this information, your student loan and any other grants may be delayed. If you do not know your National Insurance Number or cannot find it, you should contact H.M. Revenue & Customs (HMRC) National Insurance Registrations Hotline on (0845) 915 7006.