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How and When to Apply

Apply online

The quickest and simplest way to apply is online. There are 3 simple steps to applying online:

  • register with us
  • log into your student finance online account and submit your application
  • submit any necessary evidence

Although we recommend applying online, we still have paper applications available if you need one. If you require a paper application, contact us

We welcome Welsh correspondence and calls. This won't lead to a delay in our response.

Identity evidence

You can confirm your identity by providing your passport number on your application. If you haven't included your passport details in your application you’ll need to send in a UK Passport Details Form.

Don’t send your passport to us.

If you don’t have a valid UK passport, you’ll need to send in your original UK Birth or Adoption Certificate or non-UK passport instead.

Deadline dates

If you apply after the deadline you’re not guaranteed to have money paid into your bank account for the start of term so we recommend you apply as soon as possible if you haven’t already.

Final cut-off date for applications

You can apply up to 9 months after the start of your academic year. If you apply after this, then there’s no guarantee you’ll receive any funding.

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