Financial support for veterinary science students

If you are an undergraduate studying veterinary science, the financial support available to you depends on which year of the course you are in and whether it is your first or second degree.

Studying veterinary science as your first undergraduate degree

You can apply to the government for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees in all years of the programme. You can also apply to the government for maintenance funding.

If you receive means-tested support, you will be entitled to an additional allowance of maintenance loan for each year of your course that has extra weeks due to practice placements.

Studying veterinary science as your second undergraduate degree

Second degree students are not entitled to a tuition fee loan from the government. You will liable for all years' tuition fees yourself. You can apply to the government for a means-tested maintenance loan for living costs.

If you decide to intercalate into an undergraduate course, you will not be eligible for the maintenance loan. If you decide to intercalate into a postgraduate masters course, you may be eligible for the PG masters loan. If you do intercalate into a postgraduate masters course, you should ask your department to defer your postgraduate degree until the end of the Veterinary Science degree to ensure that funding for the Veterinary Science degree is not affected by the PG masters award.

If you receive means-tested support, you will be entitled to an additional allowance of maintenance loan for each year of your course that has extra weeks due to practice placements.

Your initial Student Finance assessment may suggest that there is no available funding from the government. Don’t worry because when your application is picked up by an assessor, the £0.00 funding will change and you'll be assessed for financial support based on your household income.

Applying for funding

Where you apply for financial support depends on where you normally live when you're not at university.

Additional allowances

Depending on your personal circumstances, you may also be entitled to apply for the following additional support from the government:

  • Additional Weeks Allowance (applicable in practice placement years)
  • Dependant's Allowance
  • Childcare Allowance
  • Parents Learning Allowance
  • Disabled Student's Allowance.

University of Bristol Bursary

UK undergraduate students will automatically be considered for funding from the University of Bristol Bursary.

Second-degree students are not eligible for this bursary.

Intercalation

Find out more about the funding available during the intercalation year of your course.

Funding enquiries or money worries

Undergraduate and general funding queries:
student-funding@bristol.ac.uk

Postgraduate funding queries:
pg-funding@bristol.ac.uk

Call our Information Point:
+44 (0)117 428 3000

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