How can I get it?

How to apply

It is easy to apply for your funding online using your national student finance service website:

You can also download an application form from the relevant website. The same form will be used to check your eligibility for a bursary or scholarship. You (and your sponsor if applicable) should not have actively withdrawn consent to share financial information with the University for the purposes of assessing bursary or scholarship entitlement.

The following information is for students applying through Student Finance England. If you are funded by Student Finance Wales, Student Finance NI or the Student Awards Agency Scotland, and would like help with re-applying for your funding please contact us.

How do I re-apply?

Student Finance England has improved the application process for existing students to make it quicker and easier for you to re-apply for your student finance.

How to re-apply will depend on your personal circumstances:

  • Students applying for student finance that depends on their household income (i.e. depends on their parents' income, or their partners' income) should re-apply online for their student finance as usual.
  • Students who, last year, applied for student finance that did not depend on their household income, and who wish to be assessed for the same non-means tested student finance this year, will be sent a Student Finance Entitlement letter which includes a declaration form to sign and return. If you were not non-means tested last year and will not need to be this year, your funding will be processed automatically and you should wait to hear from Student Finance England.
  • Re-apply online if your student finance was non means-tested last year, but you would like to submit an application based on your household income this year.

The University needs confirmation of how your tuition fees are being paid before you can become fully enrolled. 

Tuition fees

The amount of tuition fee you have to pay will vary according to where you are from, what course you are studying, and the year you started your course. Please visit our tuition fees page for further information.

How will my tuition fees be paid?

Your student loan for your tuition fees, if you are eligible and have applied for one, will be paid direct to your university in three instalments:

  • October
  • January
  • April

When will I get my money?

You will get your student loan and / or grant after you register on your course at the start of term, provided you are fully enrolled. Your money will arrive in your bank account two to three days after the University sends Student Finance England confirmation of your attendance and / or re-enrolment. Log in to your student finance account and select "view payments" to see when your loans and grants are due.

When will I be paid my bursary?

These arrangements apply to students who joined NTU before 1 September 2012 or after 1 September 2015. Your eligibility for an NTU bursary will be assessed automatically. This is provided that you (and your sponsors if applicable) don't tick the box to opt out of sharing financial information with NTU for bursary purposes when signing the declaration on the application form for support. See the NTU Undergraduate Bursaries page for full details.

When will I know if I'm entitled to a scholarship?

For those who started their course at NTU between 1 September 2012 and 1 September 2015, please see our Scholarships page for further information.

Further advice

You can contact NTU's Student Financial Support Service on +44 (0)115 848 2494 or via email for advice on 2019/20 funding.