Support and advice (Student Funding Unit)

Whether it’s advice on student loans and grants, information on bursaries and scholarships, help with extra financial support, EU funding or casework, our Student Funding team can advise you on all aspects of student funding. For tips and advice, our managing your money pages are packed with ideas on how to make your student budget go further. 

Where to find us

For help with your student funding enquiries, please go to the ground floor of the Nancy Astor Building or write to:

Student Funding Unit, Nancy Astor Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA.

Opening hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:30–17:00, Friday 8:30–16:30

You can also contact us by email at studentfunding@plymouth.ac.uk or call us on +44 1752 587680.

Got a question about student finances? Here’s who to ask…

We’re here to help with many of your financial enquiries, including

  • Student loans and grants
  • Bursaries and scholarships
  • Extra financial support
  • EU funding
  • Casework

For specific queries on any of the following, please contact the relevant team and they’ll be happy to help.

Payment of tuition fees, visit our fees and funding page, or contact the tuition fees team, tuitionfees@plymouth.ac.uk.

Postgraduate scholarships and studentships, contact the Doctoral College at doctoralcollege@plymouth.ac.uk or relevant Faculty Office.

Authorisation of Career Development Loans, contact the relevant Faculty Office.

Payment of NHS, Social Work or Teacher Training Bursaries, contact the relevant Faculty Office.

More information about student finance.
Short video about student finance for parents.


EU funding 

On 2 July 2018, the Government announced that eligibility rules for students from the European Union (EU) and their family members, who commence courses in England in the academic year starting in August 2019 will remain unchanged. EU nationals will remain eligible for home fee status, undergraduate and postgraduate funding from Student Finance England for the duration of their courses under the current eligibility rules.

Further information from the Student Loans Company

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Money saving expert, Martin Lewis shares his essential 20 key facts that every potential student, parent and grandparent should know.

Discover Martin's mythbusting tips

Student insight

I genuinely don't know how I would have been able to continue my nursing course without the help from the Access to Learning Fund. Your contribution has made it possible for me to realise this dream.

Lindsey Rosser
, BSc (Hons), Adult Nursing, 2014