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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

If you're looking to study part-time in 2020-21 for a University qualification, you may be eligible for a student loan from the UK Government.

Undergraduate loans

Part-time students living in England and applying to study one of Undergraduate Certificates, Undergraduate Diplomas or Undergraduate Advanced Diplomas may be able to apply for a Student Loan from Student Finance England. These loans are for tuiton fee costs only. None of our undergraduate courses are eligible for a Part-Time Maintenance Loan.

If you receive a tuition fee loan, the funds will be paid directly to the Institute of Continuing Education.

Please note that you will not be eligible for a loan if you are studying for a lesser or equivalent qualification to one you already have.

Information on how to apply for either or both of these loans can be found on the GOV.UK website: Student finance: how to apply.

As loans can take some time to process we ask you to pay a small deposit to secure your place on the course. Please apply as soon as you can as your deposit cannot be refunded until the funds are received.​

You can start the course even if your loan hasn’t been received by us by the start date, however you will be liable for the full fee (normally paid in instalments) if you are unsuccessful in securing a student loan. We will contact you to arrange payment if this happens.

Postgraduate loans

Students applying to study a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma are NOT eligible for either a tuition fee loan, or a Part-Time Maintenance Loan from Student Finance England.

Students applying to study for an MSt MAY be eligible for a Masters Loan. You must normally be living in England. Other eligibility criteria apply and full detail can be found on the GOV.UK website: Master’s loan. You’ll only have to apply once, even if your course is longer than one year.



Course type: 
Part-time Master's Degree
Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma

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