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Customer Experience Centre availability: 22 September
Our Customer Experience Centre will close at 15:00 on Friday 22 September for staff training. It will open again, as usual, at 08:30 (UK time) on Monday 25 September.
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Planned maintenance: 22 – 24 September

We're carrying out planned maintenance from Friday 22 September until Sunday 24 September. This means at times, you may become disconnected from Apply. Please do not make any changes to your application during the following times:

  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Friday 22 September
  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Saturday 23 September
  • 14:00 – 15:00 on Saturday 23 September

Track will also be unavailable between 09:00 – 11:00 on Saturday 23 September.

The UCAS Teacher Training search tool will be unavailable from 18:00 on Friday 22 September until 23:59 on Sunday 24 September.

Additional funding

As well as a student loan, there’s other financial support available from a range of sources. Find out more about funding your undergraduate course.
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From your course provider

When you search for courses you can see if any bursaries, scholarships or awards are available from the course provider. The amounts vary across different courses and locations – check the course listings and contact them for more info.

Some course providers offer their own bursaries to help students progress in their studies. These may be offered to students who are involved in particular projects, in certain subject areas or specialisms. Some may receive funding based on their academic attainment, while other students may be eligible for support because of their personal circumstances. To see what bursaries are available at your university or college, contact their student services office or visit their website.


Scholarships

Take a look at the Scholarship Search website which has options for various types, levels, subjects, and locations of study.


Charitable and educational grants and bursaries

There are many charities and educational organisations in the UK which can provide students with additional funding and support, but many students either do not know about them or assume they are not eligible. Do your research to see what you can apply for in addition to your student finance loans/grants – various awards are available based on criteria such as personal circumstances, specific industries/subject areas, or your educational attainment.

Disability Rights UK publish a factsheet which gives lots of detailed, useful advice about applying for bursaries, grants and scholarships.


NHS careers

Students on eligible healthcare courses may qualify for an NHS Students’ Bursary. For more information, and to find out which courses are eligible, check the NHS website.


Teaching careers

If you’re undertaking teacher training, there may be funding available to support you. It depends on a few different things – such as the type of training route/programme, your degree/teaching subject, where you live, where you’ll study and your personal circumstances.

Apply from wherever you normally live – through The National College for Teaching and Leadership in England, Teacher Training & Education in Wales, Student Awards Agency for Scotland and NI Direct in Northern Ireland.


Social work careers

If you’re training for social work, you may get a bursary to help with living costs and tuition fees. The amount won’t depend on household income – instead it’s based on where you live and where you’ll be studying.

Find out more from NHSBSA Social Work Bursaries in England, Northern Ireland Social Care Council, Scottish Social Services Council or Care Council for Wales.


Financial support