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

We have received large numbers of applications for student awards support and are making good progress with processing these. Our focus to date has been issuing award letters to new first year students going to University/UCM but we appreciate the importance of all applications and are working to issue award letters to all students as soon as possible.

To assist us with this:

  • Please ensure you have read our website guidance & FAQ documents to ensure you have provided us with the required information and documents
  • (if you have not already done so) send a photograph or scanned copy of your A level results and unconditional University offer letters (& continuing studies confirmation for Year 2/3 students) to, with your name in the email title. If you have already sent these in then please DO NOT send them again
  • Please do not contact us with repeat enquiries or seeking updates as this will affect our ability to process applications and issue award letters. Please be assured that letters will be issued to all eligible students as quickly as possible

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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.

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Important note

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