Funding your studiesNorthern Ireland

Students from Northern Ireland must pay tuition fees. To find out the fees for each course please go to the appropriate course page or view our undergraduate fees for this year.

Loans are available to cover the cost of fees.

Students at a scholarship fair

Bursaries & scholarships from Strathclyde

We have a generous package of bursaries on offer for students from Northern Ireland:

You don’t need to make a separate application for these. When your place is confirmed at Strathclyde, we’ll assess your eligibility.

Have a look at our scholarship search for any more funding opportunities.

Tuition fees

Generally, undergraduate tuition fees are £9,250 per year for students coming from Northern Ireland. The total amount payable for a four year Bachelor’s degree will be capped at £27,750. Like other Scottish universities we offer four year Honours degree programmes. In many of our subjects, suitably qualified students from Northern Ireland can enter year two directly and complete their Honours degree in three years. We would encourage suitably qualified A Level entrants to follow this route. Students from Northern Ireland can still enter Year 1 if they wish.

There are a few courses which are exceptions. If you’re studying an integrated Masters degree programmes – for example MSci, MEng – you’ll pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year. The MPharm is a four-year Masters course and students will pay £9,250 for each of the four years.

Funding your studies

Undergraduate students who usually live in Northern Ireland can apply to Student Finance NI for a Tuition Fee Loan to pay for their tuition fees.

Student Finance NI will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde.

Maintenance Loan & Maintenance Grant

You can apply for a Maintenance Loan of up to £4,840 (dependent on household income). You may also be able to apply for Maintenance Grant of up to £3,475 to help cover your living costs while you're at university.

Your Maintenance loan and Maintenance Grant will be paid to you by the Student Loans Company (SLC).

There is extra help for students with particular circumstances such as students with children or adult dependants and students with disabilities.

Loans must be repaid but not until you have finished your course and are earning above a certain amount, grants and allowances do not have to be paid back.

Find out more about loan repayment.

How to apply

If you're coming as a new student, you don't have to wait until you have an offer from us to apply to Student Finance NI for your funding. Get ahead of the crowd and complete your online funding application when Student Finance NI opens in February or March. 

You must complete your Student Finance NI application in full and it must be approved before you'll receive anything. Both your fees and your loan will be paid once you've registered as a student at the University and collected your student card.  

All applications are for one academic year only, so make sure you apply every year.

More information

You can find out how much you could get in tuition and maintenance loans by using the Student Finance Calculator.

Find out all you need to know on the Student Finance Northern Ireland website.