West Thames College London

Financial Support for Higher Education Students

If you are a UK/EU (Home) student on a West Thames College HND course, we will give you a non-repayable bursary of up to £600 each year to help with your expenses.

Bursaries are given to students who are progressing well on their course, with at least 90% attendance, usually in March.

West Thames College bursaries for 2016-17 HND courses:

Student Finances

To cover the cost of studying, you can apply for:

  • a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees in full
  • a Maintenance Loan to help you with your living costs
  • Extra financial support if you have a disability or children or adults who depend on you.

You can apply for a loan through Student Finance England: www.gov.uk/student-finance. Full time [Full-time courses consist of 12-16 hours study per week. International students on full-time courses must study a minimum of 15 hours per week.] students will not usually have to pay back any loans until they have completed their course and are earning over £21,000 per year. You do not have to pay back any bursaries, grants or scholarships.

Further information

For general questions about student finance and how to apply for loans, contact your Local Authority or call Student Finance England on 0845 300 50 90 or visit www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Student Finance England has produced a quick finance guide to applying for loans. This can be viewed here.

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    β€œIt’s a really good course. I work full-time [Full-time courses consist of 12-16 hours study per week. International students on full-time courses must study a minimum of 15 hours per week.], so it being half day on a Tuesday is great. The studio facilities are really good and are much better than those at other colleges and even universities that I looked at. The tutors are very good and really helpful. They have lots of experience and you can always ask them lots of questions.”

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