Funding your studiesWales

Students from Wales 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

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

You do not 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 Wales. 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 Wales 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 Wales 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 Wales can apply to Student Finance Wales for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover their tuition fee.

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

Maintenance Loan & Learning Grant

You can apply for a Welsh Government Learning Grant (dependent on household income) of up to £6,885 and a Maintenance Loan of up to £6,650 (dependent on household income) to help cover your living costs while you're at university.

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

Loans must be repaid but not until you have finished your course and are earning above a certain amount. Grants and bursaries do not have to be paid back. Find out more about repayments.

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 Wales for your funding. Get ahead of the crowd and complete your online funding application when Student Finance Wales opens in February or March. 

You must complete your Student Finance Wales 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.

Find out more on the Student Finance Wales website.