Second Degree Loan

Second Degree Loan

What is a second-degree loan?

A second-degree loan is a tuition fee loan for those who already have a UK or an equivalent degree from a different country but are now looking to obtain another degree in a different subject.

Second degree loans are not available for all subjects – they must be included on a list of subjects, pre-approved by the Government.

How does a second degree loan work?

To apply for a second-degree loan, you must apply through Student Finance England (SFE). If your application is successful, your tuition fees will be paid directly to the institution you are studying with. You will only receive a loan for your tuition fees; there is no SFE maintenance loan available for those studying a second degree.

Can I use a second-degree loan for any courses offered through Career Resources?​

The good news is, several of our courses are available to those planning on funding their studies with a second degree loan. The following degree programmes are eligible for second degree loans:

Am I entitled to a second-degree loan?

As well as meeting the standard student loan requirements, you are entitled if one of the following two statements applies to you:

How to Apply

Tell us what you want to learn, and we’ll guide you through choosing a degree, fulfilling admissions requirements

Check your Eligibility

Use our eligibility checker if you want to see how likely it is that you’ll qualify for a course before you apply for it

Loans and Grants

You may be able to get student finance to help towards your living costs fee while you’re at university or college and tuition.