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City Education Grant

The City Education Grant is intended to provide additional financial support for new Home/UK undergraduates who are due to start their undergraduate course on/after September 2019. Students accepted to City through clearing will also be considered.

Eligibility criteria

  • New full-time undergraduates to Higher Education;
  • Home/UK full-time undergraduates starting in 2019/20;
  • Ordinarily resident in England;
  • Residual household income of zero as assessed by Student Finance England.

Priority will be given to student to meet additional criteria set out in City, University of London’s Access Agreement

Please see the terms and conditions for further details.


  • £3,000 per academic year, for a maximum of three years (depending on meeting the household income criteria each year on reapplication for student loans)

How to apply

Step 1. Apply for Student Finance through Student Finance England (SFE).

Step 2. Provide your household income to Student Finance England, please visit this website for further information.

Step 3. Both you and your sponsors/parents/partner/guardians must give consent to share your household income with City, University of London. Your consent must be activated on your Student Finance England account before/on 30th September 2019. For any queries on giving your consent please contact Student Finance England directly on 0300 100 0607.

Step 4. If you successfully complete steps 1 through to 3, you will then be considered for a grant, provided you meet the eligibility criteria listed above.

Important: you must provide your household income to Student Finance England and your consent to share your household income with City, University of London by 31th October 2019, otherwise you will not be considered for a grant for the full duration of your undergraduate course at City.

Notification and payment

Students who have been offered a grant, will be contacted during January 2020 by their City email address. Payments will be made in two equal instalments in January and April each year.

Important: the number of grants available are limited. Allocation of these grants is determined by the eligibility criteria above and the limited number of grants available. This means that not all eligible students will receive a grant. Undergraduates with zero household incomes or have attended a City’s partner Academy will receive priority, the remaining grants will be allocated to students from the lowest household incomes. Please see the terms and conditions for further details.