Sources of funding for your studies

Find out more about the different sources available to help fund your studies. 

Student Loans for UK residents 

The UK government offer student loans to support the costs of study to

If you are unsure about whether you qualify to receive one of these loans, are having difficulty applying for one or generally want to discuss how the process for accessing this funding and then paying it back works then please contact Financial Wellbeing

Royal Holloway Bursaries, Scholarships and Studentships


Bursaries are automatically awarded to students based on information you provide at the point of application and enrolment and household income assessed when you apply for a student loan. 

Our current bursaries are only awarded to undergraduate students. If you believe you are eligible for a bursary but have not yet been awarded it then please contact Student Administration


Scholarships available to both undergraduate and postgraduate taught students must be applied for by the deadlines listed. 


Studentships for research students with a high academic potential are available. 

External Funding Opportunities for Postgraduate Students

As either a postgraduate taught or postgraduate research student you may be eligible to apply for external funding. 

Please note that the above pages only list some of the available funding opportunities for postgraduate students but there are many other resources that we recommend students to check including. 

Earn while you learn

Many students choose to work while they study either in their spare time or during holiday periods. 

General advice on finding a job either on campus or in the local area can be found on our pages here

Other sources of funding 

Turn2us provides an excellent resource for identifying other sources to help fund your studies. These include 

The Study Support Grant

Royal Holloway is able to offer limited funding to students who find themselve in financial difficulty during their studies. To be eligible for an award from the Study Support Grant, all students must show that they have exhaused all other access to funding and that they enrolled on their course with a clear plan of how they would meet their associated costs of study. 

Full details on the application process can be found here.