Funding & financial support
Studying at City University London is a realistic goal for all undergraduate students. You can get funding to pay for your living costs from several sources. And once you begin your studies at City, you can get financial support and money management advice from our award-winning Student Centre.
You may be eligible for a Maintenance Grant to help you pay for living costs. The amount of grant you receive depends on your household income, and can be as much as £3,250* each year. Maintenance Grants are paid to eligible full-time UK students and do not have to be paid back.
As well as paying for your tuition fees with a loan, you can apply for a loan to help cover your living costs while you study. Maintenance loans are available to all UK full-time students, and you can borrow up to £7,675 if you are living in London, away from your parents. Maintenance loans are partially means-tested - meaning that 35% of the loan amount depends on your household income.
Scholarships and Awards
You may be eligible for a scholarship or prize to help pay your tuition fees or living expenses. New scholarships and prizes often become available, so it's worth checking our scholarships section to see what you can apply for.
NHS Grants and Bursaries
If your course is NHS-funded, you can apply for a non-means tested grant and a means tested bursary to help you pay living expenses while you study.
City participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loans) which can provide funding to cover your tuition fees and living expenses, subject to approval by the Student Centre.
The Access to Learning Fund and City University London Hardship Fund are a safety net for students facing unexpected financial difficulty. These hardship funds offer discretionary financial support to help students continue higher education, but are not intended to be a primary source of income.
Support for parents
If you are a parent you can apply for additional funding, including help with the cost of childcare while you study.
- Students with dependants
- Gov.uk information for students with adult dependants
- Gov.uk information for students with child dependants
Support for students with disabilities
At City we go to great lengths to make sure all our students have the same opportunities to learn, thrive and enjoy their University experience. If you are a student with a disability, mental health condition or learning difficulty, you may be able to access specialist funding.