Part-time Undergraduate Students

Part-time undergraduate student finance applications for academic year 2024 to 2025 are now open! Apply online now!

What type of student are you?

Where you're from and where you live also helps determine what kinds of funding you can get. Read both the options and decide which one applies to you.

  • Tuition fee and living cost students

    You could get tuition fee and living costs if you meet the following criteria. This is sometimes called Northern Ireland student funding. You can apply for tuition fee and living cost funding if any of the following apply:

    • you're a UK or Irish citizen and been living in UK & Islands for 3 years before the first day of the first year of your course
    • you've been granted settled status and been living in UK & Islands for 3 years before the first day of the first year of your course
    • you've been granted settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (or pre-settled status if you are an EU national) and been living in UK & Islands for 3 years before the first day of the first year of your course

    You will also need to live in Northern Ireland on or before the first day of the first academic year of your course.

    You can also have an eligible exception residency type such as a refugee, stateless person or humanitarian protection.

    If you're not able to identify as a tuition fee and living cost student you may still be eligible for funding as a tuition fee only funding student.

    See what finance is available
  • Tuition fee only funding students

    You could get tuition fee only funding if you meet the following criteria. This is sometimes called EU student funding.

    You can apply for tuition fee only funding if all the following apply

    • you are not able to identify as a tuition fee and living cost student
    • you have been granted settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme
    • you have lived in the UK, Gibraltar, the EEA (including the Republic of Ireland) or Switzerland for at least 3 years before the first day of the first year of your course
    • you will be studying in Northern Ireland

    If you are a family member of a person with settled status, UK national or person of Northern Ireland you may be able to apply for funding as a tuition fee only funding student.

    If you're not able to identify as either a tuition fee and living cost student or tuition fee only funding student, you may not be eligible for funding from Student Finance NI. Your university or college may be able to tell you about possible alternative sources of funding.

    See what finance is available