Undergraduate Financial Support

There is financial support available to make studying at Leeds Arts University an affordable and a valuable investment in your future.

The following information is for undergraduate students starting their course of study in September 2021.

Tuition fee loans and loans for living costs are available for eligible students. Other support is available as follows:

Creative Practice Support Bursary

In 2021 the University will provide a cash bursary for new entrants whose family income is below £25,000 per annum and therefore are in receipt of a higher rate student maintenance loan. This cash bursary will be £250 in the first year, £350 in the second year and £500 in the third year. 

Eligibility for the Creative Practice Support Bursary will be based on the information submitted to the Student Loan Company each year. Eligible students will receive confirmation and payment details in the second term. 

Internally Progressing Students

In September 2021 a one-off cash scholarship of £500 payable (only in the first year) is available to students who progress directly from one of the University’s further education courses to one of the University’s undergraduate courses. 

There is no application process for this bursary. Eligibility will be based on reports of those students who have enrolled and previous study. Payments will be made based on students attendance later in the first semester.

Support for Costs of Materials

We provide all students with financial support for materials in each year of study. This is two payments of £55 in the first two years and an additional £75 in the third year.

For any further information about student funding or finance please contact Student Welfare on 0113 202 8111.

Care Leavers Bursary

A bursary of £3,000 per year is available to undergraduate students who are assessed as a care leaver, using the criteria provided by Student Finance England. The bursary will be paid in three instalments of £1,000 at the start of each term.

Eligibility for the Care Leavers Bursary will be based on the information submitted to the Student Finance England each year. Eligible students will receive confirmation of eligibility and payment dates.

Estranged Students Bursary

A bursary of £1,500 is available to undergraduate students estranged from their family as per SFE criteria, £500 will be paid in November 2020 and £1,000 will be paid in June 2021.

Eligibility is assessed by the Student Loan Company as part of the assessment for your maintenance loan award. Students will be required to submit an application form with supporting evidence from the Student Loan Company.

Higher Education Hardship Fund

Once you have started your course and paid your fees, you may be eligible to apply for financial help from the Hardship Fund. This fund cannot be used for tuition fees. For more information about this fund please contact Student Finance at studentfinance@leeds-art.ac.uk.