Part time tuition fee loans

If you are applying to study a part time undergraduate qualification through the University of Derby you may be eligible to apply for a part time tuition fee loan.

Key facts

  • All part time students studying for an undergraduate qualification at HNC, HND or Foundation Degree level or above can apply for a part time loan.
  • You will not receive this money; it is paid directly to the University.
  • You must be a ‘new’ student* - you must not already hold a qualification which is equivalent to or higher than your new chosen programme of study.
  • You must be ordinarily resident in the England on the first day of the first academic year of your programme.
  • Repayments of the tuition fee loan will be 9% of income over £21,000. You will start repaying your loan three years after the start of your course.

Eligible programmes

You can apply for a part time tuition fee loan, providing you also meet all other eligibility criteria, if you are about to study a programme through the University of Derby that is at one of these levels:

  • HNC
  • HND
  • Foundation Degree (FdA or FdSc)
  • Honours Degree (BA, BSc or BEng)


To find out more and to apply for a part time tuition fee loan, visit

We recommend that you start your application before you enrol on your programme.

*This includes students who’ve had a break of study, but not students who have taken a temporary break of study under our Authorised Break of Study Regulations.