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Fees & Funding

Westminster Central College is ready to help you if you are confused about student finance, what you’re entitled to and how to apply? First, read our simple guide to student funding for a straightforward explanation of what is available and how to get it. Then, for a quick overview, watch the video below.

Money from the Government – UK and EU Students are fully eligible for the UK Government’s student loan support package if they fulfil the appropriate criteria.

There are two primary sources of funds from the government available to students:

A Tuition Fee Loan – £6,000 a year for undergraduate studies and £10,000 for postgraduate studies.

A Maintenance Loan – this loan of up to £8,200 a year intended to help your living costs while at University, including accommodation and study materials. Everyone is entitled to a percentage of this loan. Your eligibility depends on your household income.

Undergraduate Loans

Additional financial support

Tuition fee loans

The tuition fee loan covers your annual tuition fees of £6,000 for the academic year 2019. The Student Loans Company pays this, on your behalf, directly to the University of Worcester for each year of study. The loan will be reduced by any fee waiver you have been awarded.

Maintenance loans for new students in 2019

You can also apply for a maintenance loan for living expenses, such as accommodation and food. The Student Loans Company will also administer this and will be paid into your bank account in three instalments once you’ve registered at University. You can borrow the current maximum amount of £11,354 if you live away from home and £7,324 if you live at home. The exact amount you can borrow depends on several factors, including your household income.

You can learn more about student loans from the Directgov Student Loans website.

To see how much maintenance loan you will be eligible for, please visit the Student Finance calculator.

Higher Maintenance Loans are available for students with underlying eligibility for means-tested welfare benefits.

Part-time students

Loans for tuition fees are available to eligible part-time undergraduate degree students who complete a minimum of 25% of the full-time course load per year (30 credits or more) and began after September 2019.

International students

EU students

EU students are eligible for the Tuition Fee Loan.

The UK government offers this via the Student Loans Company to all EU and home undergraduate students, allowing you to borrow any amount up to the full cost of your tuition fees. Visit for more information.

Non-EU students

If you are an international student, you will not be eligible for any UK government’s financial assistance. You will need to apply for this kind of financial help from your home country. You may wish to consider applying for a scholarship.

Postgraduate Loans

New Postgraduate Loans for Masters degrees in the UK are being introduced for students commencing their students in the 2016/17 academic year.


If you start a full-time or part-time master’s course after 1 August 2019, you can apply for a Postgraduate Loan. You’ll be able to borrow up to £10,906 to pay your fees and help with living costs.

You may be eligible for this loan if you:

  • Are under 60
  • Ordinarily, live in England
  • Don’t already have a master’s degree or higher qualification

It won’t depend on personal or family income.

You’ll be able to apply from late June 2019.

Visit the website to find out more.


Investing in yourself is a significant investment for your future. Every year the Westminster Central College supports our students of your chosen course through scholarships.

Scholarships are portrayed as gifts because they do not need to be repaid. We believe every student is eligible to apply for a scholarship, and unfortunately, many are not aware of their eligibility for applying for a scholarship. We aim to reveal to every student that you do not have to be an A* student to apply for a scholarship. A scholarship is designed to show us your academic excellence, experience, skills and capabilities to reward a reduction from your tuition fees.

We offer funding support to suitable candidates through a range of scholarships. A scholarship can be applied when you are accepted and provided with a place to study the chosen course.

Eligibility: Any student applying for their first year in their chosen course

Deadline: 2 weeks after your application submission