Financial assistance during breaks
Find out about payments over study breaks, and how to look for work.
If your break is less than three weeks
You will still receive Student Allowance payments and/or Student Loan living costs payments if your study break is three weeks or less.
If you're enrolled semester by semester, the Student Allowance and/or Student Loan living costs will be paid once your study details for the next semester have been confirmed and your Student Allowance and/or Student Loan is approved.
If your Student Allowance and/or Student Loan application is not approved before the start of the next semester, we will pay you a lump sum for your break, on top of your first regular payment.
If your break is longer than three weeks
For breaks longer than three weeks, you are not entitled to receive the Student Allowance and/or Student Loan living costs.
The best way to support yourself financially on a break is to find work.
Work experience you get while you're studying can help you find the right job later on. Working in your chosen field is great if you can, but remember that every job will help you gain skills that all employers are looking for, for example, working in a team or communicating in the workplace.