UK and EU undergraduate students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of course fees whilst you are at University. You can apply online at https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login. The Student Loans Company will pay your fees for the academic year directly to the University.
A maintenance loan is also available for UK students and is intended to help with basic living and study costs such as rent, food, travel and books whilst at University. The loan is available to all eligible students regardless of household income, but part of the loan is means tested, so students from lower income backgrounds will be entitled to more. It is paid directly into your bank account in three instalments, one at the beginning of each term. You can use the online student finance calculator to get an idea of how much money you may receive at https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator.
Grants, bursaries and scholarships
Students from Wales, Scotland and NI can apply for a means tested Maintenance Grant. The maintenance grant is a non-repayable government grant, and is intended to help cover living and study costs. The amount you are entitled to is based on your household income and it’s paid directly into your bank account in three instalments, along with your student loan.
The Access to Exeter Bursary is a non-repayable grant for students from lower income backgrounds. You should automatically be assessed for this when you apply for means tested student finance as long as you tick to give consent for your information to be passed to the University. Further information on student finance is available here: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/new-fulltime-students
Scholarships are sometimes based on academic or sporting ability and generally need to be applied for in advance. Please see the attached link for further information on the range of academic and sporting scholarships offered by the University: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/search/