If you’re applying to Anglia Ruskin for the first time and you’re from the UK or EU, this information is for you.
If you have any questions about fees and funding, our Money Advice Service is on hand to offer specialist advice about all aspects of student finance.
If you're from the UK or EU and you're applying to university for the first time, you don't have to pay for your course upfront. You can can get a Government loan to pay your tuition fees.
You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan that’ll cover the cost of your course. Visit Student Finance England* to get started.
The money is paid directly to your university every semester. You won’t have to repay anything until the April after you graduate, and even then you’ll only pay 9% of any earnings over £25,000 a year (for students who took out loans from September 2012 onward).
If you’d rather not take out a loan you can always pay your tuition fees directly to your university.
The UK Government has confirmed that EU students starting a course in 2018/19 will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants for the duration of their course even if the UK exits the EU during that period. As an EU student, you may also be eligible for one of our brand-new ARU bursaries.
If you'd rather not take out a Tuition Fee Loan, you can pay your tuition fees directly to your university.
As well as a Tuition Fee Loan, you may be eligible for a Maintenance Loan, which helps with living costs, and a number of non-repayable grants. Our Money Advice Service is on hand to help you work out what you financial support you might be eligible for.
You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan if you’re studying more than a quarter (25% intensity) of a full-time course each year.
Your tuition fee will depend on the intensity of your course. So if you’re studying half a full-time course each year (50% intensity), you’ll pay half of the full-time course fee each year for six years, rather than the usual three.
Specific fees are available on each course page, but a general guide is:
As well as tuition fees, there may be some extra, course-specific costs. You'll find details in the 'Fees and funding' section of individual course pages.
Tuition fees paid by UK and EU students are capped by the UK Government. Every year, we take account of that gap when setting our fees. Currently, the cap is £9,250.
The cap may be increased in future years by an inflationary amount to be determined each year by the UK Government. Your tuition fees for future academic years may therefore be higher than the current cap of £9,250 – but they won't increase beyond the maximum amount that the Government allows us to charge UK or EU undergraduate students in any given year. For example, if the Government increases the cap to £9,500 for the 2018-2019 academic year (illustrative example only), you will not be charged any more than £9,500.
We'll let you know about any rise in tuition fees before the start of the academic year to which the increase applies. You won't be obliged to continue with your course if you don't wish to pay the increased fees.
Fees for students starting the academic year 2016/17 and before will remain the same for the duration of their course.
You could receive support to help pay for living costs while you're studying.
Living costs includes things like accommodation, food and travel. You can apply for a Maintenance Loan from the Government to help with these.
It’s also worth looking into part-time work and other funding, such as scholarships.
Most full-time UK students can apply for a Maintenance Loan from the Government. Some EU students may also be eligible.
The exact amount you’ll receive depends on your personal circumstances, including where you live during term-time and your household income. Over half of the Maintenance Loan is not affected by your total household income, but the remaining amount does depend on it.
The total Maintenance Loan you borrow is added to your Tuition Fee Loan, which is only repaid at 9% of your earnings over £25,000 (for students who took out loans from September 2012 onward).
You’re not eligible for maintenance support from Student Finance England* if you’re a part-time UK-based or EU student.
We offer a number of scholarships, and new undergraduate students from the UK and EU may also be eligible for our £400 Books Plus scheme.
Our STEM Scholarship is available to UK and EU students applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in one of these areas: Animal Sciences; Architecture, Building and Construction; Computing and Digital Technology; Engineering; Psychology; Sciences, Nutritional and Pharmaceutical. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
We are offering an £800 bursary to students from the EU who start an undergraduate degree in the 2018/19 academic year. The bursary is available to you in your first year at ARU.
If you meet all the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be awarded our EU Undergraduate Bursary. Find out more about eligibility.
Our Sport Scholarship is for talented athletes who are competing at regional, national or international level. It's available to UK, EU and international students.
Each award is tailored to suit individual needs and combines high-quality performance support services with fantastic facilities that will add value to your existing training programme. Find out more and apply now.
We offer many students up to £400 per year to help with study-related costs through our Books Plus scheme. You can use your Books Plus credit for learning materials such as textbooks, art supplies, laptops and tablets.
There's no need to apply for Books Plus. If you're eligible, you'll automatically receive a Books Plus card when you start your course.
We’re committed to supporting students who are keen to succeed in their studies.
We offer many students up to £400 each year to help with study-related costs through our Books Plus scheme. For more information, please visit our Books Plus page.
This fund is designed to help eligible students from less well-off households. You can apply for a non-repayable grant from one of the following bursaries, which help with specific aspects of study or student life:
We currently have a fund in place to help students already studying at ARU who, through no fault of their own, are experiencing hardship. Eligibility criteria apply, and more details are available from our Money Advice Service.
If you get funding from Student Finance England* you may be able to apply for some additional grants and allowances. Some of these are income assessed.
This is a grant if you have a partner or other adult depending on you financially (doesn’t include grown up children) and is worth up to £2,757 a year depending on your household income.
Any amount you’re entitled to is paid to you in addition to your main student finance package. It’s paid directly into your bank account in three instalments, at the same time as any Maintenance Loan or other grants you get.
You can’t get this grant if the dependent adult is also a student receiving student finance funding.
You can apply for help with childcare costs, up to £159.59 per week for one child or up to £273.60 per week for two or more children.
You’ll need to complete the main application for student finance from Student Finance England, and then an additional Childcare Grant application form (CCG1) that you can download from your student finance account.
This allowance is to help with course-related costs like books, study materials and travel if you have dependent children. You can get up to £1,573 per year depending on your income and that of those you live with.
Any amount you’re entitled to is paid in addition to your main student finance package. It’s paid directly into your bank account in three instalments, at the same time as any Maintenance Loan or Grant you get.
If you have a disability we encourage you to get in touch during your application process so we can discuss what support we can offer you.
Our Study Support Service offers specialist support at weekday drop-in sessions, or you can call or email us.
These grants help to pay the essential extra costs you may have as a direct result of your disability including a mental-health condition, or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.
What you’re entitled to depends on your needs assessment, this is an informal meeting to discuss what equipment and support will help you. It can go towards essential extra costs like human support, travel, assistive technology and training, and it doesn’t have to be paid back.
If you’re going to study full-time and are applying for a loan you can process your DSA with your application to Student Finance England. If you’re not applying for a loan or you’re studying part-time you can still complete a DSA1 form with Student Finance England.
The NHS Learning Support Fund is available to students starting a course in midwifery, nursing or operating department practice from 1 August 2017 onwards.
For more details, watch the video guide or visit the NHS Business Services Authority website. You can set up a Learning Support Fund (LSF) account on the website, and use this to apply for funding.
The Council of Deans of Health has a useful factsheet about funding for healthcare students.
The Funding Clinic is also a useful resource and will give you information tailored to your circumstances.
If you're studying BA (Hons) Social Work you can apply for the Student Finance England Maintenance Loan (more details under the 'Living costs' tab).
During your second and third years of study you might meet the criteria to access the income-assessed NHS Social Work Bursary, introduced by the Department of Health as an incentive to train in social work. As a university, we're offered a limited number of bursaries, so we cannot guarantee that you will get one. Bursaries are allocated according to your interview score, which reflects current Department of Health guidance.
The Social Work Bursary is available if you:
Your bursary will be paid in three instalments, at the start of each semester.
You can check your eligibility and apply for an undergraduate bursary on the NHS Business Services Authority website.
If you have any questions about social work bursaries, you can find answers 24 hours a day, seven days a week using Ask Us.