Undergraduate Student Finance

Student Loans

For undergraduate entry in 2017; for students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying a designated course. Courses at alternative providers, including Pearson College London, are designated each year by the Department for Education. We have made an application for our undergraduate courses to also be designated for the 2017-18 academic year. We expect this process to be completed in early 2017.

Visit http://www.hefce.ac.uk/reg/desig/cdforstudents/ for more information.

Tuition Fee Loans

These are loans from the student finance companies for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland and the money will be sent directly to us to pay your tuition fees. If you’re a full-time student, you can borrow up to £9,000 to pay your tuition fees at a publicly-funded university or college, or up to £6,000 for a privately-funded one.

As we are committed to ensuring that talented students with potential have the opportunity to succeed with one of our degrees, we offer all applicants the opportunity to receive a fee waiver upon the successful completion of our assessments.

This means that our students graduate with just 70% of the level of student debt when compared to the average debt held by a graduating student from a Public Provider.

Maintenance Fee Loans

If you’re planning to study full-time, you may also apply to get a Maintenance Loan to help with your living costs. You can apply for this when you apply for a Tuition Fee Loan. If you’re given a Maintenance Loan you’ll have to pay it back after your degree finishes, but only if you earn above a certain level. The amount you get depends on your household income and you’ll get money at the start of each term.

Paying back what you've borrowed

You won’t start paying your Tuition Fee Loan or Maintenance Loan back until the April after your degree finishes, and only if you earn above £21,000 a year. If you’re employed, your repayments will be calculated by your employer and taken directly from your salary, then, at the end of the tax year, they’ll be sent to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Extra Funding

You may be entitled to extra funding if you’re from a low-income household, you have children or adult dependents, you have a disability or you’re a care leaver.

How to apply

You can apply for student finance when you apply for your place through UCAS. Find out more on the UCAS website.

Alternatively, you can apply directly on the Gov.uk website.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We want to make sure that talented students with potential can succeed on our degrees, regardless of your financial situation. That’s why we offer a great range of scholarships and bursaries. To find out more, take a look at the table below. 

You’ll automatically be considered for a scholarship if you attend and pass one of our Creative Workshops or Business Workshops. Depending on the scholarship you apply for, you could get up to 100% of your tuition fees.  

All scholarships are provided as a tuition fee waiver and any offer will be conditional on you accepting us as ‘Conditional Firm’ or ‘Unconditional Firm’ if applying through UCAS. Please see our terms and conditions for full details. 

Our scholarships also offer a unique opportunity to be hand-picked by some of the biggest names in industry and have your tuition fees paid in full!

Ian Livingstone Scholarship for Game Art

A full tuition fee scholarship awarded to one applicant to the BA/MArt (Hons) The Art of Video Games degree.

Ian Livingstone CBE, is one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry. He is best known for being the man behind huge franchises such as Tomb Raider and Warhammer. He co-founded the iconic games company Games Workshop and co-created Fighting Fantasy. In 2002, Ian Livingstone won the BAFTA Interactive Special Award for outstanding contribution to the industry and was appointed CBE in the 2013.

Paul Franklin Scholarship for VFX
A full tuition fee scholarship awarded to one applicant to the BA/MArt (Hons) The Art of Visual Effects degree.

Paul Franklin has worked on some of the most memorable and successful films of recent times, titles such as Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. His work on Inception (2010) won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and the BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects and he won a second Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for Interstellar (2014).​

Eamonn Butler Scholarship for Animation
A full tuition fee scholarship awarded to one applicant to the BA/MArt The Art of Computer Animation degree.

Eamonn started his career at Walt Disney Animation Studios as a 2D Animator. He spent 10 years at Disney, working on Fantasia 2000, Dinosaur and Chicken Little amongst other films. He has since transferred to the world of VFX animation and as Head of Animation at Double Negative he worked on box offices hits such as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Iron Man 2 and Edge of Tomorrow. For the last 4 years, Eammon has been Head of Animation at Cinesite - an award-winning film and TV visual effects company based in London’s Soho. 

We offer bursaries to students who come from areas with traditionally low participation rates in Higher Education. We do this to help students who may not progress into Higher Education otherwise, because we recognise and believe in talent and potential, regardless of background or circumstances.

Fees, fee waivers and scholarships are subject to change. To find out more, get in touch with our Admissions Team on +44 (0) 203 441 1303 or email info@pearsoncollegelondon.ac.uk

Name of Scholarship or Bursary

Applies to Full or Part-Time Students?

How do we Select?

Scholarship or Bursary Value

Academic Scholarship

Full and part-time students

All applicants for all degree courses.  Your ability and performance at our Business or Creative Workshop and your tariff points.  The top performing candidates will then be offered a scholarship.

25% or 50% of your tuition fees

Pearson Bursary

Full and part-time students

Your POLAR 3 score (quintiles 1 and 2) taken from your UCAS application form, your tariff points (at least 240), your personal statement and your performance at our Business or Creative Workshop.

25% or 50% of your tuition fees

Wragge, Lawrence, Graham & Co


Full and part-time students

Your ability and performance at our Business or Creative Workshop.


£10,000 over your degree

Payment Plans

We also offer simple, affordable payment plans to help you spread the cost of your tuition fees. To find out more please get in touch with our Academic Registry team.