Financial Aid Newsletter

January - Issue #22

Welcome to the Financial Aid Newsletter for International and Study Abroad Students brought to you by, and

We hope that in 2021 we’ll be able to leave some of the memories of 2020 behind us and move on to bigger and better things - like studying abroad!

Here’s what we have in store for you this month: International student loans for those students that need extra financing as we move into 2021, our guide to finding international scholarships (and a featured scholarship worth up to £10,000) plus all the resources you could need to learn about Financial Aid and international student loans.

The International Financial Aid Team


The Loans for 2021

For those of you that are already studying abroad, maybe you’ve realised that your finances aren’t going to stretch all the way to the end of the academic year due to additional costs because of the holidays or unexpected expenses. There’s no need to worry, though. If you study at an eligible school you can apply for a loan right now, and receive the funds in around 6 weeks

Finding Scholarships

Another great source of funding for your international studies is finding an international scholarship - but just how do you do that? Start by checking out the comprehensive guide at

British Council IELTS Awards 2021

The British Council IELTS Award returns in 2021! This award is worth between up to £10,000 and will go towards the cost of tuition fees of the recipient’s selected course. This award is offered to support students studying an English taught course at an undergraduate or postgraduate level anywhere in the world.

Loan and Financial Aid Resources

The resources section is packed with information about funding your international education whether you’re coming to study in the USA or are a US student studying abroad!

Just some of the topics covered include financial aid, international and study abroad loans, exchange rates, working in the US and more, you might just find what you need right here:

Gift Aid

What is Gift Aid? Gift Aid is a term sometimes used to describe financial aid that does not need to be repaid - 2 of the most common examples of this are grants and scholarships. Grants and scholarships are awarded to students based either on need or merit to help pay for education costs.