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Student loans

As an undergraduate from the UK or a European Union country, you can apply for a student loan to help pay for tuition fees and you may also be eligible for a loan for living costs. These are designed to be affordable. You will only begin to pay back your loans when you are earning more than £21,000 a year, with repayments based on your salary, not the amount you borrow.

Tuition fee loans

You won't have to start paying back your student loan until after you graduate
Loans cover fees and living costs

Maintenance loans

Repaying your student loan

Additional financial support

Depending on your personal circumstances (eg your household income), you may also be eligible for additional help if you have a disability or specific learning difficulty, or if you support dependent children or adults

For more information about grants and extra help, visit the student finance website for EnglandScotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Financial support from the University

We offer a range of financial support options to our students. You may be eligible for a non-repayable University of Southampton bursary or a reduced fee (fee waiver). We also offer a number of non-repayable scholarships to the most promising students.

If you find yourself in financial hardship during your time at university, you may be able to obtain extra financial support from The Student Support Fund. In addition, you will be able to access advice and guidance on money matters from the Student Services Centre throughout your time as a student. 

Fee waivers and bursaries

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