When to apply for funding
Applications for funding usually open around March/
April. Your application will cover your tuition fees,
student loan and any other grants, bursaries or
supplementary allowances. Please check with your
funding body for more information:
• Scotland (and EU students) saas.gov.uk
• England direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
• Wales studentfinancewales.co.uk
• Northern Ireland studentfinanceni.co.uk
Many of our scholarships enable you to take up
life-changing opportunities such as studying or
volunteering abroad and grant you access to
benefits such as mentoring, work placements and
professional body memberships.
To find out more about scholarships available,
eligibility and application deadlines please visit
Student loans are available for UK students and can be used
to help cover living costs. The amount granted depends on
you and your family’s circumstances and funds will be paid
out in monthly instalments for the duration of your studies.
Find out more: slc.co.uk
If you take out the maximum student loan available to
you and still experience financial difficulties, GCU has a
Discretionary Fund to offer financial support towards
living and study costs.
Help with childcare
Additional financial help is available to students with
children to help pay towards registered childcare costs. We
also offer the benefit of a nursery on campus. Find out more:
Human Resource Management student
We provide a generous scholarship
package of £2 million per year.
“I was able to carry out a
placement in Pokhara, Nepal,
thanks to funding from my
scholarship. Volunteering in
Nepal has given me a whole
Lily, BSc Physiotherapy
*Student loan applications apply to UK students only.
For the support available to international students, visit