Student finance

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If you are a full-time UK home undergraduate student applying though Student Finance England and will be studying or working abroad (with less than ten weeks spent studying at Nottingham Trent University), you may be eligible for the following funding:

Tuition Fee Loans

If you are eligible for funding through Student Finance England, a loan is available to cover your tuition fee for your placement and/or study abroad year. 

Loans and grants for living costs

Studying abroad/ERASMUS work placements

If you are studying abroad as part of your course, or you are undertaking an ERASMUS study and / or work placement, you should be entitled to the same package of grants and loans that you would get if you were spending the year studying at NTU.

In these cases, you may be eligible to receive the higher 'overseas' rate of maintenance loan:

The following figures are for students who started their course before 1st September 2016

  • up to £7,617 per year rather than £6,411 per year in 2019/20

You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Grant/Special Support Grant of up to £3,694.

The following figures are for students who started their course after 1st September 2016

  • up to £10,242 per year rather than £8,944 per year in 2019/20

You may also be eligible for an additional means-tested travel grant to help with travel-related costs.

Find out more about the funding available for studying abroad in the following Student Finance England guide:

Funding for Study Abroad 2019/20  PDF icon


Overseas work placements (non-ERASMUS)

If you will be spending the year doing a non-ERASMUS work placement abroad (e.g. you are choosing to do your sandwich work placement abroad, but it does not come under the ERASMUS scheme) then the reduced funding available to placement students will apply:

  • £2,709 per year in 2019/20

Find out more about the funding available for work placement years in the following Student Finance England guide:

Funding for Work Placements 2019/20 PDF icon

NTU bursaries

If you started your course at NTU after 1 September 2015 and are receiving the NTU bursary, then this will be paid during a year of study abroad, or during an ERASMUS study and / or work placement. However, it is not paid during non-ERASMUS work placement years spent abroad.

NTU scholarships

NTU scholarships are only available during years in which the full tuition fee is payable. As such, there is no NTU scholarship available during years of study or work abroad.

ERASMUS funding

Find out more about ERASMUS grants available to those studying and / or working abroad under the ERASMUS scheme.   

Other University funding for international travel

Find out about the international travel scholarships offered by NTU.