Fees and funding for research
Research fees and funding FAQs
Who can I talk to about student finance?
At UEL we have a dedicated Student Money, Advice and Rights team (SMART). They provide advice and information on funding, bursaries and scholarships, managing your money and much more.
If you are not sure of your entitlement, would like help apply for any of the funding or would like advice regarding any other student finance matter, please call +44 (0)20 8223 4444 or login to My Portal, ensuring you have your login details (email and
Can I get a loan from the bank to fund my postgraduate research study?
Yes. You can apply for a Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL) of between £300 and £10,000.
Is there help for postgraduate students with disabilities?
Once you have been accepted by UEL for a postgraduate course of study, you can ask our Disability and Dyslexia Service for advice on whether you qualify for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).
Can I pay my fees in instalments?
Yes, subject to our credit control procedures. For further information please contact our Credit Control team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)20 8223 7333.
My employer is sponsoring me. How do I notify you of this?
When you enrol at UEL, you need to tell us how your fees will be paid. If your employer is sponsoring you, select the option on UEL Direct, 'I expect to receive support from a commercial sponsor'.
Both you and your sponsor should complete the Sponsorship Form and then send it to our Credit Control team.
Alternatively, you can ask your sponsor to send a letter to Credit Control on headed paper, stating the amount of their sponsorship.
Once Credit Control receives either of these documents, your enrolment will be complete.
I am an international postgraduate student. Can I receive any financial support?
Check out what financial support is available on our International Fees and Funding page or speak to one of our international advisors.