Undergraduate study

Undergraduate funding options, September 2017 entry

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Tuition fee loan

If you are a full-time undergraduate student from the UK or EU you can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of your fees each year.
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Maintenance loan

Full-time students can take out a maintenance loan for living costs. The amount you're entitled to depends on a number of factors which include your household income, where you live and where you study. The maximum maintenance loan available to a student ordinarily living in England who begins studying in or after September 2017 is £8,200 a year. If you are a student applying from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland you can find out more about your entitlements here:

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Pay back your student loan (tuition and maintenance) when you are earning over £21,000 a year. Repayments will be 9% of your income above £21,000, so the amount repaid each month depends on how much you earn. If you earn £21,500 - currently the salary of a newly qualified teacher - you initially make repayments of just £3.75 a month.

Social work bursary

If you are a social work student you can apply for all of the funding listed above in the same way as other students, however you may also be entitled to a social work bursary from the NHS in Year 2 and Year 3 of the BA (Hons) Social Work.
More about the social work bursary

Care leavers' bursary

Teesside University provides a care leavers' bursary of £1,000 a year for those students who come to us from a care background. Find out more from Student Finance (contact details below).

Part-time funding

If you are an eligible new student enrolling on a higher education programme and studying at least 30 credits a year, you can apply for a government loan. Government loans ensure that undergraduate education at Teesside University remains free at the point of entry and you only make repayments if you are earning over £21,000 a year. You start repaying four years after the start of your course, even if you are still studying.

Employers may be able to pay part or all of your fees up front if you ask them. You get to study for a qualification that will improve your ability to do your job and advance your career, and your employer benefits from a better-qualified, more productive and motivated employee.

If you hold at least an honours degree or higher level higher education qualification, and start a part-time honours degree course in engineering, technology or computer science, you may qualify for a part-time fee loan for a new course.

Smart card credit

We credit £50 onto your smart card in your first year of enrolment on a full-time undergraduate course. You can redeem this against printing and photocopying costs during your period of study.

Previous study

If you have attended a higher education course before, this can have an impact on the funding you get for any course you want to do in the future.

Other forms of support

You may also be eligible for other forms of support that don't have to be paid back.

More information

For all fees and funding enquiries, please contact Student Finance.