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Undergraduate loans

If you are studying towards your first undergraduate degree, Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education, you can apply for a part-time tuition fee loan except for BSc Computer Science and BA History where you can also apply for a full-time tuition fee loan. This will cover registration fees, examination entry fees, and London exam centre fees.

You won't be able to use these loans towards postgraduate courses, local teaching centre fees, study support sessions, or for exam centres other than London.

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Eligible courses are recorded on the Student Loans Company database, so you can find your programme when applying for a student loan.

Loans for course fees (UK only)

Submit your application via one of the following Student Finance bodies. Arrangements differ depending on where you live.

Eligible courses are recorded on the Student Loans Company database, so you can find your course when applying online for a student loan.

Please note the following:

  • Generally, you apply directly to the appropriate body. We cannot apply on your behalf.
  • If you are studying at a Further Education college, apply for a loan through your college.
  • You cannot apply for the maintenance grant / loan. (Except in Northern Ireland)
  • You cannot use your tuition fee loan to pay for the exam centre fees if you choose to sit exams outside of London.
  • You can only apply for a part-time loan, even if you are studying full-time with the exception of BSc Computer Science and BA History.
  • You can apply for a maximum of £4,500 if studying part-time.
  • You can apply for a maximum of £6,000 if studying full-time (BSc Computer Science and BA History).
  • You should ensure that you enter the University of London Worldwide when selecting the University/College on the application. If you enter a member institution (e.g. King's, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway), your application will be delayed.

BSc Computer Science:

  • You can make a full-time or part-time tuition fee loan application
  • If you study the BSc computer Science on a full-time basis you can register for maximum of 120 credits or a minimum of 105 credits over two consecutive sessions*
  • If you study the BSc on a part-time basis you can register up to a maximum of 90 credits over two consecutive sessions*
  • *Depending on your start date consecutive sessions are:
  1. October start: October and April of the following calendar year
  2. April Start: April and October of the same calendar year.

If you initially started the programme in April, you should always calculate your fees for the April and October session and if you started the programme in October, calculate your fees for the October and April session.

  • If you are registered on a Performance Based Entry Route, you can only apply for a part-time loan application in your first year. This is because you will not be able to register for 105 - 120 credits over both sessions to be considered as full-time.
  • Please note, once you have completed your registration on the Performance Based Entry Route, this means you have started the Computer Science programme, and this is counted as your first year. Please ensure you select the correct course name BSc Computer Science October Start (October & April) or BSc Computer Science April Start (April & October) when completing your loan application.

BA History:

You can make a full-time or part-time tuition fee loan application on the following points:

  • If you study full-time, you can register for a minimum of 105 credits per academic session, the maximum tuition loan available is £6,000.
  • If you study on a part-time basis you can register for 90 credits or less per academic session, the maximum fee and tuition loan available is £4,500.

EMFSS Online taught programmes:

  • You can make a full-time or part-time tuition fee loan application.
  • For a full-time tuition fee loan application, you need to be studying on a full time basis and register for 120 credits worth of new courses over 2 consecutive sessions. The maximum tuition fee loan available is £6000.
  • For a part-time tuition fee loan application, you need to be studying on a part-time basis and register for a maximum of 90 credits worth of new courses over two consecutive sessions. The maximum tuition fee loan available is £4500.
  • Each session is made up of two teaching blocks (August and November or February and May). Depending on your effective date of registration, consecutive sessions are as follows:
  1. If you’re effective date of registration is in November, your first session will be Aug/Nov and your second session will be Feb/May of the following calendar year.
  2. If you’re effective date of registration is May, your first session will be Feb/May and your second session will be Aug/Nov of the same calendar year.

If you initially started the programme in Aug/November, you should always calculate your fees for the Aug/November and Feb/May session and if you started the programme in Feb/May, calculate your fees for the Feb/May and Aug/November session.

Eligibility

Your eligibility will depend on:

  • Is this your first HE course? Generally, you will only receive a student loan if this is your first higher education qualification (even if your previous course was self-funded).
  • Your nationality and residency status. You must be a UK national or have 'settled status' (no restrictions on how long you can stay). You must normally live in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales, and have lived in the UK for three years before starting your course.
  • Your study rate must be at least 25% of an equivalent full-time course in each academic year.

For full details on eligibility criteria:

Arranging payment

If your application for a student loan is accepted, your Student Finance body will send you a 'financial notification' showing the loan instalments and payment dates.

Please send a copy of this to the Fees Office, via the Student Portal or by post, so we can confirm your registration/attendance status with the Student Loans Company.

Once we have provided confirmation of your loan, we will send your study materials and provide you with access to your Virtual Learning Environment.

If we do not receive confirmation of your loan by the registration deadline for your intended course start date, you should pay your registration fee to access your materials to begin studying. We will refund this once the confirmation has been completed.

For further assistance

If you require further assistance please contact us:

I am unable to find my course on the Student Finance application.

Please ensure you have applied to the University of London Worldwide and that you have selected part-time study. If you are still unable to find your course, please contact us directly via your Student Portal.

How much funding should I apply for?

You should apply for the total fees for the current academic year: Registration Fee (Initial or Continuing) plus Examination Entry Fees plus London Exam Centre fees (if applicable).

If you are not sure, please contact us directly via your Student Portal. Incorrect information will delay your funding.

How do I complete registration if fees are paid direct to the University?

Complete sections one and two of your registration and forward your University Payment Advice to us to confirm your funding. Upon confirmation of your funding, you will be provided with instructions to complete your registration.

I've decided to transfer programmes. Do I need to inform Student Finance?

No. But you will need to notify us. We will submit a Change of Circumstances form to Student Finance.

What happens if I don’t receive my funding in time for the registration deadline?

In this case, you must pay your fees upfront to meet the deadline. Once your funding has been agreed, we will refund any fees paid in excess of your agreed loan.

What happens if I withdraw from the course?

You must notify us as soon as you decide to withdraw. Your fees are still payable except if you withdraw within the 14-day cooling off period. Student Finance will be notified of your withdrawal and the total loan amount we require for the academic session.