Applications for funding usually open in late February or early March. Keep an eye on your funding body’s website as they will make an announcement and try to apply as early as possible. Don’t wait until you have an offer in place - just apply using the name of your first choice institution as this can be updated easily should your plans change.
Visit our Undergraduate Funding pages for more information.
As an EU student studying in Wales you will be able to access a tuition fee loan up to the value of the tuition fees being charged by the institution you will attend. It’s important to remember that you will need to budget for living costs such as rent, food, travel and study costs as EU students are not able to access maintenance funding. Usual eligibility criteria apply.
The UK government has confirmed that funding for students from the EU choosing to study in the UK will be available in 2020/21 and you will be funded for the duration of your course. There have been no decisions on student support for those commencing study in 2021/22, following the UK's full withdrawal from the EU.
Visit the Student Finance Wales website for more information.
There are two options – research which option is best for you as you will have only a few weeks to change your choice once term begins.
Option A - The NHS Bursary Scheme provides a tuition fee bursary, a means-tested bursary, a grant and access to means-tested grants if you have children and/or a dependant. You will also receive a non-means tested student loan. You will need to commit to working for the NHS in Wales for two years after you graduate if you wish to take this option. You do not need to live in Wales to access this funding. If you have a prior degree you will only have access to this funding option.
Option B – You can choose to apply for the usual student funding.
If you live in Wales this means a tuition fee loan up to the value of the tuition fees charged by your institution and maintenance funding. Maintenance funding is made up of a loan and a grant totaling £9,810 if you live away from home whilst you study or £8,335 if you live at home. The proportion of loan to grant depends on your household income.
If you live in England you will receive a tuition fee loan up to the value of the tuition fees charged by your institution and a maintenance loan. The amount of maintenance loan depends on your household income. The maximum available is £9,203 if you live away from home whilst you study.
More information is available on our NHS funding for undergraduates pages.
Given the current situation, am I able to contact my student finance provider about my application for funding?
Yes. All providers including Student Finance Wales and Student Finance England have partially re-opened their phone lines. You may need to be patient but calls are being answered and advisors are on hand to help with your query:
Look up the contact details by visiting the relevant webpage:
The type and amount of funding available is dependent on whether you’re domiciled in England or Wales. Unfortunately, there is no funding available to students who are domiciled in Scotland or Northern Ireland.
The funding for the GEM course is very different from the usual undergraduate or postgraduate funding and you are advised to visit our GEM funding pages for a comprehensive summary of what’s available.
It’s important to note that you will have to self-fund a portion of the tuition fees (the amount to self-fund is currently set at £3,465) and that the funding available comes via both the Student Loan Company (SLC) and, in year’s 2,3 and 4, the NHS.
Yes, Swansea University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries aimed at enhancing your student experience.
More information is available here:
Swansea University also provides bursaries to students who are care leavers, who are estranged or who are carers. The value of these bursaries has not yet been set for 2020/21. Updated information will be available shortly. Visit our page for Students with additional considerations for more information.
The amount of student funding you are eligible to receive depends on a number of different factors such as where you live, your age and who you live with. If you have dependants such as children or a partner on a low income you may be eligible for additional grants.
SLC will assess the level of household income received in the previous full tax year (for students commencing study in 2020/21 SLC will look at the tax year 2018/19).
Use the handy funding calculators provided by SLC to find out what you may be eligible to receive
If you are classed as an independent student your household income will not be based on your parents’ income. More information about eligibility as an independent student is available here:
If you are a care leaver, are estranged or a carer please visit our Students with additional considerations webpages and get in touch to find out more about the support available to you from Swansea University.
The cost of living in Swansea is relatively low compared to many other cities in the UK. However, it is still vital that any potential student prepares their finances before they attend University.
On average students studying at Swansea will spend between £6000 and £9000 (over 40 weeks) on living costs.
The level of these costs is dependent on lifestyle and will vary from person to person, but it's always a good idea to draw up a budget - and stick to it!
More information is available on our Cost of Living page.
Whether a student needs to work whilst they study is dependent on many factors such as the level of funding they receive, their living costs and lifestyle. Many students use the opportunity to work as a means to gain valuable work experience and ensure they have the funds available to participate in the varied and exciting extracurricular activities on offer at Swansea University.
Many students use their time as a student to undertake voluntary work - a great way to gain valuable skills and experience whilst making a positive difference to the local community and beyond.