Discover student finance

It’s now time to apply for student finance!

All full-time and part-time, undergraduate and postgraduate student finance applications are now open for 2021 to 2022.

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EU students can now also apply for student finance and can get more information here.

New students

It’s important that you sign in or create an online account and apply as soon as possible. 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
  • National Insurance number
  • Bank details

You don’t need a confirmed place at uni or college to apply – simply apply now with your first choice and update your details later if you need to.

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How to apply for student finance

Watch our 'How to apply for student finance' film for more information.

What’s available

During the academic year, most students will have 2 costs to cover: tuition fees and living costs. We’re here to help with both!

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.

Continuing students

If you’re a continuing undergraduate student, the application process is even easier. All you need to do is sign in to your account and confirm your details are still correct.

Remember, if you are a continuing postgraduate student you do not need to reapply for your funding. You should expect an entitlement letter for the new academic year around 6 weeks before the start of your course. Sign in to your online account to make sure all of your contact details are up to date.

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Are you the parent or partner of someone who’s applying for student finance?

You’ll need to support their application with details of your household income so they can get as much student finance as possible. Visit our parents and partners page for more information.