Funding

We have put together a list of some of the major sources of financial help for optometry students in the UK. You could also contact your own university or local education authority for advice.

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Undergraduate funding 

The Education and Grants Advisory Service (EGAS)

The Education and Grants Advisory Service (EGAS) offers students, especially disadvantaged students, expert guidance and advice on securing funding for education and training, including loans, grants, benefits, access funds, hardship funds, bursaries and charitable trusts.

 

The National Union of Students (NUS)

The NUS website has useful information on funding, while at uni and during the holidays.

 

Wiseman Memorial Fund

Wiseman Memorial Fund provides grants to students of ophthalmic or dispensing optics for the advancement of useful knowledge or for the benefit of visually imperfect; and to encourage education and research in the science of ophthalmic optics in all its branches.

 

 

Postgraduate funding

Postgraduate loan for master’s degrees

The Postgraduate Loan offers up to £10,000 to pay fees and help with living costs. You are eligible if you are under 60, ordinarily live in England and don’t already have a master’s degree or higher qualification. It doesn’t depend on personal or family income.

Also, try FindaMasters directory.

The College's Postgraduate Scholarships

College Postgraduate Scholarships provide funding for full or part time research projects leading to the award of a PhD, at institutions within the UK. The funding provides a stipend for the scholar, tuition fees and some essential research expenses. provide funding for full or part time research projects leading to the award of a PhD, at institutions within the UK. The funding provides a stipend for the scholar, tuition fees and some essential research expenses. 

 

 

Funding for international students

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them.

 

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