Wales 2015/16 - grants and loans

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Date of publication: 2016
Grants - note: In 2013/14, 68 % of first cycle applicants were awarded a grant
Need-based grant (euro): max 7314
Merit-based grant (euro): -

Student grants

1st cycle full-time – the support package includes a need based grant for living costs. The grant is awarded on a sliding scale with a full grant of GBP 5 161 for students with a household income of GBP 18 370 or less. In 2013/14, 68 % of applicants eligible for support (grant and/or loan) were awarded a grant: 39 % were awarded a full grant and 29 % were awarded a partial grant.


1st cycle full-time – the support package includes a loan for living costs for all students. The maximum loan for students living in the family home is GBP 4 162. For students living away from the family home, the maximum is GBP 5 376 outside London and GBP 7 532 in London. The amount is reduced for students who receive a need based grant. Repayments as for tuition fee loans.

1st cycle part-time – a need-based course grant is available to students studying at an intensity of at least 50 %.

2nd cycle – there is no universal support package.

2nd cycle postgraduate non-taught – individual institutions can  provide a merit based grant, which tends to follow the minimum stipend recommended by Research Councils UK, GBP 14 057 for 2015/16.

Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
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