Going to university is an investment in your future.
As 95% of Leeds Trinity University students are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2017), studying an undergraduate degree with us could be the right investment.
Tuition fees and loans
Three-year and two-year Undergraduate honours Degree courses and Foundation Year courses (Level 0 prior to continuing on to a linked three-year Undergraduate honours Degree course) are £9,250 per year for tuition fees in 2020–21.
Two-year Foundation Degree courses, (Supporting Children and Families in Social Contexts; Supporting Early Years; Supporting Learning and Additional Needs) are £5,000 per year for tuition fees in 2020-21.
Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you are studying.
You will not have to pay these fees upfront. Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan in 2020/21 to cover the cost of their tuition fees from the government which you repay gradually through small monthly repayments. Full-time students will not start repaying their loan until the April after you leave university once you're earning over £26,575. This earning threshold may be adjusted annually in line with average earnings by the government.
UK students on full-time courses can apply for a package of maintenance funding from the government to help with general living costs and additional funding if you have children and/or a disability. Part-time students from England and Wales can apply for a part time maintenance loan.
English and EU students
English and EU students can apply and find out more information on the Student Finance section of the gov.uk website.
This website also has a calculator that will give you an estimate of what you will receive.
Students from other countries
Students from other UK countries can find information and apply at:
- Scottish students (Student Awards Agency Scotland)
- Welsh students (Student Finance Wales)
- Northern Irish students (Student Finance NI)
Repaying your loan
All students can find information on repaying loans from the .gov.uk website.
Undergraduate and Foundation UK and EU Fees for 2020-21 entry
|Three-year undergraduate degree course (cost per year)||£9,250|
|Two-year undergraduate degree course (cost per year)||£9,250|
|Foundation Degree (cost per year)||£5,000|
Financial support for EU students in 2019–20 and 2020-21
All UK funding bodies have confirmed that EU students who start a course in 2019/20 and 2020/21 will continue to remain eligible for financial support. EU students are eligible for home fee status, which means they are charged the same tuition fees as UK students. Other non-EU, international students do not have their tuition fees capped in this way.
For more information visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.
Financial support for EU students in 2021-22
UK countries are in the process of confirming eligibility for financial support for EU students. England has announced that EU students will not be eligible for 'home fee status' or financial support. For more information visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.
Bursaries and scholarships in 2019–20 and 2020-21
Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while they study.
You may be eligible for a Leeds Trinity Bursary.
The Leeds Trinity Bursary is a cash award of £1,000 for the second year for all eligible students with a household income of £25,000 or less.
Eligibility for the Award
UK home and EU Students with a household income of £25,000 or less (as assessed by Student Finance England or other relevant funding body) who start a full-time undergraduate honours programme in 2019-20 and 2020-21 will receive a cash bursary of £1,000 in Level 5 (the second year, or the third year for students on a course with a foundation year) of their course.
The bursary will be administered automatically for all eligible students; you will not need to make an application for it.
Leeds Trinity recognises and rewards hard work. We give away a £1,000 payment in the first year of the course for high-achieving students starting a full-time honours undergraduate course in September 2019 or September 2020 through our Academic Achievement Award.
You'll be eligible to receive the award if you've achieved AAB at A level or the equivalent over three awards.
There is no need to apply for the bursary as it will be automatically administered for all eligible students.
Students graduating from a Leeds Trinity two-year Foundation Degree course (Supporting Children and Families in Social Contexts; Supporting Early Years; Supporting Learning and Additional Needs) in July 2019 and progressing immediately to a top-up course at Leeds Trinity University in September 2019, or graduating in July 2020 and progressing immediately to a top-up course at Leeds Trinity in September 2020 can benefit from a fee waiver (tuition fee reduction) of a third.
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Leeds Trinity offers a Care Leavers Bursary of £1,000 per year for all of our undergraduate courses. To qualify you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a UK or EU student on a full-time or sandwich course
- Be paying the tuition fees yourself or with the help of a sponsor
- Have a former relevant care leaver status according to the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000
- Be aged 25 or under at the time of your course enrolment
- Be receiving a full maintenance support package in the relevant academic year
If you have said 'yes' to the 'Have you been in care?' question on your UCAS application, a factsheet and application form for the Care Leaver's Bursary will be sent out to you automatically.
Care Leaver students should apply for Student Finance through their relevant Student Finance body such as Student Finance England.
Every year, Leeds Trinity offers a Sanctuary Scholarship in partnership with the article 26 Project, which is backed by the Helena Kennedy Foundation. The Sanctuary Scholarship provides one student seeking asylum to progress on to higher education. The tuition fees are waived for the length of the course.
If a recipient of the Sanctuary Scholarship's immigration status changes, meaning that they can access Student Finance or that their immigration status no longer allows them to study for the duration of the course, then the scholarship would need to be cancelled. Applicants must have an offer on a course at Leeds Trinity in order to be eligible to apply for the Sanctuary Scholarship
The application cycle for 2020/20 entry has now closed. The application cycle for 2020/21 entry will open in January 2021
Find out more
You can contact the Student Adviser, Emma Quirke on 0113 283 7173 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Inspiring Futures Programme is an exciting fundraising programme, launched during Leeds Trinity University's 50th Anniversary year by (the then) Chancellor Gabby Logan to help our students and recent graduates excel and fulfil their potential.
It comprises three strands of financial support that will make a real difference to our students and recent graduates, enabling them to:
- Develop their business or freelance career (Enterprise Fund)
- Compete at a national or international level of sport (Sporting Excellence Fund)
- Study or work abroad as part of their degree programme (Study Abroad Fund)
Find out more information about the Inspiring Futures Programme.
Foundation Year ('Year 0' prior to continuing onto a linked three-year Undergraduate Degree course) students who start their Foundation Year in September 2019 or September 2020 are eligible for a Leeds Trinity Foundation Year Progress Bursary.
This is a cash award of £1,000 which all Leeds Trinity Foundation Year students will receive when they successfully progress to Level 4 of their linked three-year Undergraduate Degree programme.
The Foundation Year Progress Bursary will be allocated automatically for all eligible students provided they have registered onto Level 4 of their linked three-year Leeds Trinity University Undergraduate Degree programme. There will be no requirement to apply for the Bursary.
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UK students from a socially or ethnically diverse background who are planning on studying BA (Hons) Journalism may be eligible to apply for a bursary from the Journalism Diversity Fund to help with course costs or other financial support.
Visit the Journalism Diversity Fund website for more information (external website).
Educational grants and bursaries from charities and trusts are available for students entering higher education.
There are charities and trusts that award grants to students in higher education or those thinking of entering higher education. The sizes of the organisations vary and the amounts granted are from around £50 to £500. The eligibility criteria to apply for these awards can be very specific. The awards shouldn't be treated as a main source of funding but as additional or specific funding.
The criteria are different for each grant application. It can be based on where you live, the course you study, or a person category such as lone parents/child of a grocer. In addition to these, you will usually have:
- Access to all financial support available to you like a student loan
- Evidence of financial hardship and justification for it
- Financial vulnerability such as having a disability or being a lone parent
- A purpose for the award
The following external websites can help you find a grant:
Some companies offer students the opportunity to apply for bursaries for some postgraduate study, such as Postgraduate Solutions Ltd.
Help and support
You can contact the Student Adviser Emma Quirke with your questions and queries on +44 (0) 113 283 7173 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manage your money: advice
Our useful money tips will help you plan and budget for student life. Find out more about managing your money, sources of income etc. This advice is applicable to UK full-time undergraduate students only.
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