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Student grants

The Department of Education Sport and Culture provides financial support for students undertaking further or higher education, subject to them meeting certain eligibility criteria laid out in the Regulations approved by Tynwald. 

This site provides a general outline of the funding available for students commencing the first year of their course in September or October 2018 and for continuing students. This information is provided for guidance only as each applicant must be assessed on individual circumstances based on the details provided in their application and the Student Awards Regulations. Applicants are required to read the available guidance before making an application for an Award. 

Particular attention should be given to the sections explaining the contribution you will need to make towards your tuition fees and the availability of loans to cover this contribution.

Student Awards Messages Bulletin – latest news & information

November Student Awards Update

Applications update

We’re pleased to say that we have now finalised all Awards/Grants for students who have fully completed their applications and sent in their confirmation documents.

If you haven’t received your Award Email/Letter then please make sure that you have done the following:

  • Made a new application for the 18/19 period (see ‘apply now’ link below)
  • Supplied your:

o   Unconditional Offer Letter (new students)

o   Exam Results/ Proof of Continuing Studies

o   Contributors’ forms

o   These should be sent to

  • Contacted us at if you have not yet received your awards letter.  (We’ll do our very best to turn this round for you as quickly as possible).

Delays in receiving your Award Email/Letter will cause delays in any payments being made to yourself (maintenance support) and your University (tuition fees).

Loan agreements

Loan agreements will be issued before the end of November for those students who applied for a loan for the first time from the Department as part of their support package.  The agreements will be sent electronically to the email address you have provided.

Please be aware that we are only taking applications for the 2018/19 period. You should not apply for the 2019/20 period until next year.

Students seeking further advice or information should visit our website in the first instance as many queries can be answered from the guidance and downloadable documents available. 

Alternatively for more detailed queries, or in the event of any problems, please contact the Student Awards Team for assistance by email at however please note that we are dealing with queries in order of receipt. This is a very busy time for the Student Awards Team so please do not submit repeat queries.

Important note

Students from the Isle of Man are not eligible for a loan from the UK Student Loans Company. 

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