Apple has quietly introduced an affordable financing deal for UK students looking to buy a new Mac.

The company is offering students the chance to buy a qualifying Mac over a ten-month period in a deal which sees them pay 3.9 per cent interest.

A student spending £1,800 on equipment would be asked for no deposit but to repay £183.21 per month for ten months - a total cost of £1,832.10.

The offer is open to higher and further education students in the UK. In cases in which a full-time student doesn't meet the criteria for being eligible for the deal, their parents or guardians can apply for the offer as their representative.

The deal is only available through the Apple Store on 0800 039 1010 and can be applied against the cost of any Apple computer that costs over £500 and under £10,000, with or without related software and accessories.