A slightly different setup to the USA in terms of size. OriginalSteps.com did find a number of different options available for students to source funding for their studies in the UK!
The Student Loans Company (SLC): an awesome non-profit which organises grant or loan funding for college and university students.
Also if you are a foreign student looking to study in the UK, then visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs. From studying, Visa’s, Fees and Living advice they have it all covered.
Next up a must see is the Brightside website, a superb website that has a whole heap of helpful tools and resources for students in the UK. Also check out their Student Calculator helping students in the UK to manage their budgets!
Majority of institutions in the UK offer forms of financial assistance. Therefore the key would be to contact the student financial aid offices at the institutions that you wish to or are studying at. Here are a few that we thought were super cool!
Swansea University: Offers both scholarship and bursary options for local UK, EU and International Students.
The Royal Academy of Music: has scholarship and bursary opportunities available.
Middlesex University: has bursary and scholarship options for students.
Heriot-Watt University: Another UK University with financial options available in the form of Bursaries and Scholarships.
Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS): very cool and targeted at skilled individuals in various sporting codes.
Arkwright Scholarships Trust administers a UK scholarship scheme focused in the field of Engineering!
The Rhodes Trust: http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk