Services for Students

Funding and Financial Support

The Funding and Financial Support team at Nottingham provides information and advice on most aspects of student finance to both current and prospective students and administers a range of funding schemes such as bursaries, scholarships and support funds.

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Student funding
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Scholarships and bursaries
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Support funds
Student and advisor reviewing documents
Managing your money
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Factsheets and forms

Student services


New starters (UK Students)

 Before you arrive

Check your Student Finance application – Check through your Student Finance application to make sure everything is in place prior to you starting at university. Main things to check are:

  • Contact information
  • University and Course (*see below if your application still shows another university)
  • Bank account details are correct so you can receive your maintenance loan payments.

Your first maintenance loan (living costs) payment is paid to you 3-5 days after you fully register at university, this includes in-person registration so make sure you have some money to enjoy your first couple of days.

When you arrive

Maintenance Loan (living costs) Payment

Your Student Finance maintenance loan will be paid to you 3-5 working days after you complete registration. You must be FULLY registered to enable us to confirm this to Student Finance. Visit the Registration webpage for more information.

Not received your Maintenance Loan Payment?

Have you fully registered, online and in-person – see above

Have you allowed 3-5 working days?

Do you have an approved application with Student Finance and are all the details correct?

* If your application still shows another university, then please email a PDF copy of your entitlement letter to and put ‘Transfer In’ as part of the email title. We can then advise you further.

Are your bank details correct, login to your Student Finance portal to check?

If you have checked all of this then you can contact the Financial Support Team to discuss further.

Tuition Fee Loan

If you have a tuition fee loan from Student Finance to cover your tuition fee charges, this will be loaded in your Nottingham Hub by the end of November 2023. If you have an approved loan and the institution is correct as University of Nottingham then you do not have to do anything further. See above if your entitlement letter still shows a different institution *.

Bank details entered in the Nottingham Hub

Please ensure that you enter your bank details into the Nottingham Hub and enrol them in Direct Deposit, see the Adding a bank account guide. This will ensure that if you are eligible for a payment from the university, e.g. a bursary, scholarship, stipend, ITT Bursary, we can pay this to you in a timely manner.

 Check if you are eligible for any Bursaries or Scholarships

We will automatically assess you for the University Core Bursary, check our assessment guide. Check the eligibility criteria for the Nottingham Potential Bursary and Estrangement bursary.

Visit our webpages to look at the other competitive scholarships that we offer.

Funding and Financial Support Team Contact Information

Please visit our webpages for further information on funding, bursaries, scholarships and managing your money. See our Talk to Us page for contact details if you want to get in touch with the team.










The cost of living in Nottingham

For those considering a move to Nottingham, we've put together some information about the typical cost of living and some other things to consider when planning a budget to live in the City. Please see our Living Costs in Nottingham pages.




 Student Loan application deadline

The deadline for Student Loans Company applications relating to the current academic year is Wednesday 31 May.

You must apply for Student Loans Company (SLC) funding for the current academic year within nine months of the first day of the academic year. This makes the deadline for 2022/23 funding Wednesday 31 May for undergraduate students who started their course in September 2022.

SLC Phising Emails

There are regular phishing emails which look like they are from the Student Loans Company (SLC) OR the University being sent to students.

Remember the SLC and the University will NEVER email you with a link asking for your login or bank account details. 

Please do not respond but forward the email to or the University's IT Service Desk.







Student Services

University Park

Please see our need help page for telephone and online contact points