We understand it’s a difficult time with the cost of living increasing, and we’re working hard to try and reduce the financial pressures for our students where we can.
We have a range of offers to help you stay healthy and make the most of university life:
Our dedicated Money Advice Service can help you navigate money matters, from budgeting to identifying potential funding opportunities.
Our Living in the UK page contains additional information and resources on the cost of living, including an example budget, for international students.
ARU Temps, our campus recruitment agency (part of our Employability Service), can help you find paid temporary work that fits around your studies. Part-time work can also be a great way to enhance your CV with additional skills and experience.
Full-time undergraduate (UK) students can apply for a Maintenance Loan to help pay for living costs, while postgraduate students can apply for a Masters or Doctoral Loan. The loans are provided by the Government and you can apply for them before you start your course.
You won't start repaying these loans until after you've graduated. Check our undergraduate student loans and postgraduate student loans pages for more information about the loans, and other sources of funding.
We have a range of scholarships and bursaries to help our students succeed. Some of these are automatically awarded if you meet the eligibility criteria and register as an ARU student, and some are awarded according to your family's income.Scholarships and bursaries
Our staff and student bloggers share their own tips for making your money go further.Lily: Top tips for managing money as a student Guest blog: Managing money and the cost of living at uni Andie: Managing the cost of living crisis as a postgraduate research student