The types of student loan available to you depend on where you are from and whether you are looking to study an undergraduate or a postgraduate course.
Find out how to apply for the different loans available to you by selecting their titles from the listings below.
What is a loan?
A loan is an amount of money lent to you that you will need to pay back, with interest, over time. Undergraduate and postgraduate student loans from the government often come with favourable terms, such as not having to begin paying them back until you are earning a certain salary. Depending on your situation and level of study there may be different sorts of loans available to cover course fees or living costs whilst you are studying. Eligibility criteria will apply.
Loans available to undergraduate students
Tuition Fee Loan
The Tuition Fee Loan explained
UK students planning to study full-time or part-time can apply for loans to help cover the cost of tuition fees.
The Maintenance Loan explained
UK students planning to study full-time or part-time can apply for loans to help cover the cost of living.
EU Tuition Fee Loan
Up to £9,250 for 2019/20 and 2020/21 starters may be available
If you're an EU student you may be able to receive a fee loan of up to £9,250 if starting a course in 2019/20 or 2020/21 to cover the cost of your tuition fees.
Loans for students who already have a first degree
Science, technology, computing or engineering degrees
UK students taking a second undergraduate degree part-time in certain subjects may be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan.
Loans available to postgraduate students
The Postgraduate Loan explained
UK students planning to study taught, research, distance learning or professional master's courses can apply for a loan.
Erasmus+ Master Loan
The Erasmus+ Master Loan explained
EU students planning to study a postgraduate course may be eligible to apply for the new Erasmus+ Master Loan scheme.
US financial aid
The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program explained
London Metropolitan University administer the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program to eligible students applying to study with us from the US to help cover the cost of tuition and maintenance.
Postgraduate Doctoral Loan
Up to £25,700 for students starting courses in 2019/20 Up to £26,445 for students starting courses in 2020/21
UK students who live in England and EU students may be able to take out a loan of up to £25,700 if starting a course in 2019/20 and up to £26,445 if starting in 2020/21 to help them cover the cost of a PhD.