Government grants and loans

Alongside the bursaries and scholarships offered by the University of Exeter, there is financial support available from the Government to help cover the costs of living and studying. The figures below relate to financial support for students who are normally resident in England and starting university in 2014. Financial support is also available for students from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and also other EU countries; for further details visit the Gov.UK Student Finance website or the Student Funding pages.

Maintenance grant

A means-tested non-repayable grant of up to £3,387 per year, available for new full-time students from lower-income backgrounds. There are additional, non-repayable grants for eligible students.

Maintenance loan

You can apply for a loan to help with your living costs. The amount you get will depend on your household income and the level of grant you receive.

Tuition fee loan

Covers your full tuition fees and means that you will not have to pay undergraduate tuition fees before you start or during your time at university. It is paid direct to the university.

Repaying your loans

You will start to repay your total loan (loan for fees and loan for living costs) after you have graduated and are earning more than £21,000 a year. You then pay back nine per cent of your income over £21,000. The level of interest charged will depend on the amount you earn and the lowest earners will only pay interest at the rate of inflation.

Applications and repayments

Information on applying for funding can be found on the applying for financial support pages.

Information about loan repayments can be found on the repaying your student loan pages.