Student Finance - Previous Study

This document explains the financial options that may be available to you if you have previously completed or commenced another Higher Education qualification - regardless of whether this was in the UK or Overseas or if you have previously received Student Finance. 

Key Information

  • Student Finance will consider any time spent on a previous Higher Education course or any course provided by a publicly funded institution when assessing your entitlement to funding.
  • There is generally no statutory funding for students who already have a degree or equivalent qualification – even if this was obtained overseas.
  • If you didn’t complete your previous course and you have compelling personal reasons for this, then you may be entitled to further funding on these grounds.