Discover student finance
All undergraduate and postgraduate student finance applications for 2023 to 2024 are now open!
You can apply and manage your student finance account in Welsh as well as English.
New full-time undergraduate students
Don’t worry if you’ve not applied yet – there’s still time! Apply now to make sure you get some funding for the start of your course - it can take 6 to 8 weeks for us to process your application. If you apply late, your money might be late too.
It’s quick and easy to apply online – it only takes around 30 minutes to apply with your:
- Passport details
- National Insurance number
- Bank details
You don’t need a confirmed place at uni or college to apply – simply apply now with your preferred choice and update your details later if you need to.
If you decide not to go to uni or college this year, you can cancel your application online, so don’t wait to apply!
Discover Student Finance
Going to uni or college in 2023 to 2024? Watch our film to find out how to apply for student finance!
Who can get student finance
You should be eligible for funding from Student Finance Wales if:
- you’re a UK national or you have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme
- you normally live in Wales
- you’ve lived in the UK for 3 years before starting your course
- you’ll be studying an eligible higher education course at a UK college or university
- you do not already have a higher education qualification
To understand your own personal eligibility, visit our dedicated who qualifies page.
During the academic year, most students will have two costs to cover: tuition fees and living costs. We’re here to help with both!
- Tuition Fee Loan – up to £9,250 (for undergraduate students)
You could get help with living costs which is made up of a mixture of:
- Maintenance Loan (for undergraduate students)
- Maintenance Grant – you don’t need to repay this (for undergraduate students)
To find out what funding you're entitled to based on your household income, visit our what's available page.
If you’re an independent student or estranged from your parents, visit our guidance page.
You can get extra support from Student Finance Wales if you have children or an adult who is financially dependent on you. There’s also extra help available for students with a disability or long-term health condition.
Continuing full-time undergraduate students
If you’re a continuing student, the application process is even easier. All you need to do is:
- Sign in to your account
- Select ‘undergraduate student finance applications’
- Click ‘reapply now’
- Click ‘Reapply or start another application’
- Complete your application and hit submit!
Don’t worry if you’ve missed the full-time undergraduate student finance deadline - there’s still time to re-apply! It’s important you re-apply as soon as possible to make sure you get some funding for the start of your course.
Are you a parent or partner?
Your child or partner must submit their application for student finance before you receive the email to support their application.
You can choose to support the student’s application with details of your household income so they can get as much grant as possible instead of loan. Visit our parents and partners page for more information.
You need to provide your household income details each year of the students’ course.
Repaying your student loan
You won’t start repaying your student loan until the April after you’ve finished or left your course and you’re earning over the repayment threshold, which is currently £524 a week, £2,274 a month or £27,295 a year.
How much you repay is based on how much you earn, not how much you’ve borrowed.
Visit our repaying your student loan page for more information.