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Funding your studies

At ARU London we do everything we can to ensure that we offer you quality higher education at an affordable price.

Our timetable optimises the chance of securing a part-time job during the week (international students are permitted to work up to 20 hours a week during term time), a part-time job can really help cover the costs of your time at university. Our timetable also helps keep travel costs to a minimum by reducing the number of days you will have to travel in.

Our tuition fee also includes a copy of the core textbook for each module - at many traditional universities, compulsory reading materials can cost around £300 a year.

Student Loan for UK/EU students - Undergraduate degree courses

Students from the UK and elsewhere in the EU are eligible for:

  • A loan of up to cover tuition fees

  • A loan to help with living expenses - the amount you can borrow will depend on your family's finances

If you would like to start a Student Loan application you can start an application here - The Student Finance Application Portal

If you require assistance please view our step-by-step guide on how to complete a Student Finance application here.

Alternatively you can view our ARU London narrated guide on how to apply for student finance here.

Student Loan is in process for UK/EU students - Undergraduate degree courses

If your student finance is currently in process and you are wondering what to do next, please view our terms and conditions here - Terms & Conditions if Student Finance is in process.

Self-Funding UK/EU students - Undergraduate degree courses

If you plan to self-fund your tuition fees or are unable to obtain a student loan we have some key dates and terms and conditions which you will need to know.

Please read our guide 

Self-Funding Tuition Fees, What you need to know for September 2016

Self-Funding Tuition Fees, What you need to know for January 2017

Postgraduate Loan for UK/EU students - Postgraduate degree courses

From September 2016, the Government will be offering a postgraduate loan (PGL) of up to £10,000 for new Masters students.

You may be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan if you:

  • Are aged under 60 on the first day of the academic year

  • Not already hold a Masters qualification (or equivalent or higher level qualification)

  • Are a UK National or individual with settled status in the UK ordinarily resident in the UK and Island for three years on the first day of the first academic year of your course

  • Or are an EU national, have the residency status of refugee, humanitarian protection, EEA or Swiss migrant worker, a family member of any of the previous categories or a child of Swiss national or Turkish worker.

You will be able to apply to the Student Loans Company for a Postgraduate Loan in late June. If you are eligible for the Postgraduate Loan it will be paid directly into your UK bank account in three equal instalments each academic year.

For more information on the PGL please click here.

For more information on how to complete your application please view our guide - Postgraduate Loan - Student Finance Application Guide.

For the key dates and conditions about the postgraduate loan please view our guide - PG Tuition Fees - What you need to know for January 2017

Travel Bursary

For undergraduate students who joined from September 2016, you are eligible for a Travel Bursary.


  • 90% Attendance

  • All assessment submission deadlines to have been met

  • Student Finance Confirmed

If the above requirements are met at the end of Semester 1, £250 will be paid to the student to support travel

If the above requirements are met at the end of Semester 2, £250 will be paid to the student support travel.

Click to view our Travel Bursary Terms and Conditions

Withdrawing whilst funded by Student Finance

If you are funded by Student Finance and are thinking about withdrawing from your course Student Finance may not pay your full tuition fee liability, this will mean a portion of your fee may be re-invoiced to you directly to pay back ARU London.

For more information please read our guide - Withdrawing whilst funded by Student Finance, What you need to know

Should you have any further questions please contact

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