Government student loans Program Cardiff

October 12, 2015
The Student Loan Company
  • Up to £10, 000, non-means-tested and paid directly to you into a UK bank account.
  • Available for full-time, part-time and distance learning programmes.
  • A full-time programme can be one or two years long.
  • A part-time programme can last up to four years with the following restrictions: up to two years for the equivalent of a one year full-time course, up to four years for the equivalent of a two year full-time course, or a three year part-time course with no equivalent full-time course.


  • You must be a UK national (or an individual with settled status in the UK) and have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years on the first day of the first academic year of the course.
  • You must have a permanent home address in England, but you can have been elsewhere for temporary absences, such as for travelling and education, including for the purpose of completing an undergraduate degree.
  • You must be aged under 60 on the first day of the first academic year of the course.
  • You would not be eligible if you already possess a master’s or doctoral degree or another higher level degree, this includes integrated master’s degrees such as MEng, MChem and MPharm and even qualifications achieved outside the UK but does not include Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates.
  • EU students are eligible to study a distance learning master’s degree at Cardiff University as long as they are a permanent resident in England.

Please note that Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish domiciled students are not eligible for this loan scheme. The Welsh Government has yet to stipulate whether a similar system will be available to Welsh domiciled students.

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