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A guide to student finance in Wales

Updated Monday, 12 July 2021
What funding is available for higher education students in Wales?

Going to university can improve your knowledge, skills, career prospects and earning potential, but it does cost money. All eligible Welsh undergraduates starting a university course for the first time can now receive support for living costs, made up of a mixture of grants and loans.



Find out if you’re eligible and how and when to apply. You don’t need a confirmed place at university to apply for student finance.

Kirsty's Story

Kirsty studies for a BSc Environmental Science while running an eco-cleaning business.



Jazz's story

Jazz Tattersall, 22, from Swansea, says she’s felt the benefits of financial support as a Master’s student. Studying Clinical Psychology and Mental Health, Jazz hopes to use her own experiences of being diagnosed with autism and ADHD to help others through a career in research, something she wouldn’t be able to do without a Master’s degree.




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