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Money Matters

Find out about our fees, loans and other financial support that might be available to you.

When planning your finances, you will also need to consider other expenses such as living costs, accommodation fees and study materials. Our fees and funding section offers further information. Details of additional costs specific to your course can be found on the relevant course page.

Fees

Depending on your personal circumstances (eg your household income), you may be eligible for a Special Support Grant.

Additional help is also available if you have:

  • a disability or a specific learning difficulty
  • dependent children or adults.

Discover if you are eligible for a grant on the Government Student Finance website.

Find out more

If you live outside England, you will find relevant information on your local student finance website.

The Student Support Fund

This Fund provides discretionary financial support for those able to demonstrate genuine financial hardship. It can be used to help with living costs including childcare, disability, travel, accommodation, household expenses, books and course equipment. Full-time ‘home' undergraduate students and part-time students studying at least 50 per cent of a full-time course can apply. The fund cannot help students meet the cost of tuition fees.

Learn more about The Student Support Fund

Student loans

You can apply for a student loan to help pay for tuition fees if you live in the UK or a European Union country. You may also be eligible for a loan for living costs.

You will not have to pay your fees upfront.

If you live in England*, you can get a loan to cover your tuition fees. You will only start repaying this once you are earning over £21,000 per year.

Learn more about student loans

* If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you will receive financial support for university from the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government or the Northern Ireland Executive (as appropriate). If you live in the EU and meet certain eligibility criteria, you can get a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees.

Bursaries

The University offers a generous package of direct financial support to eligible students.

You may be eligible for a bursary in each year of your study to support your living costs.

Find out more about University bursaries and eligibility criteria.

Terry Mason Bursary in Archaeology & University of Southampton Archaeology Bursary

Archaeology at the University of Southampton is offering up to 10 bursaries of £1000 each to incoming students.  Bursaries will be offered to candidates with excellent academic potential and the potential to make a significant contribution to Departmental, University or public life. Each bursary will be offered for one academic year (Year 1 of study). At least one of these bursary awards is reserved for incoming Masters students.

There is no separate application form for these bursaries; all bursaries will be awarded on the basis of the information in the UCAS or postgraduate application forms.

Criteria for Award of a bursary from either the Terry Mason Bursary Fund or the University of Southampton Archaeology Bursary Fund:

Students will be selected based on their:

• academic merit and potential future academic performance. Extenuating circumstances such as illness or bereavement, and residence in low participation areas will be taken into account

• prior archaeological, historical or anthropological experience and/or participation. This might take the form of engagement with an exhibition of ancient history or anthropology or participation in archaeological fieldwork or projects

• participation in community or other activities, such as volunteering work

• evidence of teamwork

If you have any questions about bursaries or other student support, please contact our Student Services Centre before you enrol.

Email: ssc@southampton.ac.uk 
Tel: 02380 599 599

Scholarships

Funding for international students

As an international (non-EU) student, you may be eligible for funding from the University, our partners, or organisations within your home country.

Explore funding opportunities for international students.

Grants

Depending on your personal circumstances (eg your household income), you may be eligible for a Special Support Grant.

Additional help is also available if you have:

  • a disability or a specific learning difficulty
  • dependent children or adults.

Discover if you are eligible for a grant on the Government Student Finance website.

Find out more

If you live outside England, you will find relevant information on your local student finance website.

The Student Support Fund

This Fund provides discretionary financial support for those able to demonstrate genuine financial hardship. It can be used to help with living costs including childcare, disability, travel, accommodation, household expenses, books and course equipment. Full-time ‘home' undergraduate students and part-time students studying at least 50 per cent of a full-time course can apply. The fund cannot help students meet the cost of tuition fees.

Learn more about The Student Support Fund

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