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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
*Approval of the latest Student Award Amendment Regulations will be sought from Tynwald on Tuesday 19 June. Subject to this approval, changes to the regulations are expected to be minimal with marginal increases to certain awards and calculation thresholds.

Year 1 students - Even though approval of the latest Regulations still has to be obtained, we are now able to take ‘conditional’ applications from new Year 1 students.

Year 2 and 3 students - Students commencing their Year 2 and 3 studies should NOT yet apply via the online link for Year 1 students as they will receive a direct link to the application portal by email during June. 

Any applications made by Year 2 and 3 students ahead of this time will be rejected and a fresh application will need to be made.

Other continuing students – Hardcopy application forms will be posted to other continuing students shortly.

Students seeking further advice or more detailed information should contact the Student Awards Team for assistance by email at

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Important note

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

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