Student loans

How does it work?

Apply to your programme. Once you have an offer letter, and have accepted, you can than apply for a Student Loan to support your studies if you are eligible to apply to Student Finance England (at present we are not registered with Wales or Scotland’s equivalent bodies, although we hope this will change soon). Please ensure you look for your course under Higher Education Provider (HEP) Dartington Trust.

postgraduate applications

Postgraduate students from England can apply for a Master’s Loan to cover the full amount of their tuition fees and a contribution to the cost of living while studying. Check eligibility and find out more about how it works here (via

undergraduate applications

Undergraduate students can apply up to nine months after the start of the academic year for your course. You will need to be accepted onto the course and be eligible to apply to Student Finance England in order to secure a Student Loan to the value of £6,000 towards your tuition fees and up to a further £9,978 Maintenance Loan. All UK applicants will receive a bursary of £3,000 in the form of a fee reduction to cover the difference between the tuition fee loan and the tuition fees. 

For a full guide to how these loans work, visit the Student Loan resource on