Financial support

Financial support

BU is here to help if you require financial support. This could be helping you resolve problems with your funding provider, for example Student Finance England or the NHS, help with managing your money, or if you are in financial difficulty and require additional funding.

There are various types of financial support funding available from BU, including: 

If you do not meet the criteria for the funds listed above and are currently in financial difficulty, please contact AskBU or SUBU Advice and we will try to help.

BU also offers a range of bursariesundergraduate scholarships and postgraduate scholarships to students. 

There is mainstream funding available for undergraduate and postgraduate students from the relevant government funding bodies, depending on whether you meet the eligibility criteria. As well as NHS funding for students on eligible nursing, midwifery and allied health courses.

In addition to mainstream government and BU funds, it is possible to receive further support from external trusts, charities and grants. BU subscribes to a funding database specifically for those looking for funding to support postgraduate studies – log in to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online, this is free for all current BU students and staff. Even if you are an undergraduate student, you may find the guide useful.

If you want more information on any of the above or have any queries about student finance, you can contact or visit AskBU or SUBU Advice and we will try to help.

Please note: Financial help can be based on circumstances and you may not be entitled to all funding help options.

Find out more

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BU Laptop Support Fund

The BU Laptop Support Fund is intended to support BU students who do not have access to their own laptop.  

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BU DSA Support Fund

The BU DSA Support Fund offers non-repayable support for eligible students in financial difficulty. 

BU Financial Support Fund

BU Financial Support Fund

Non-repayable support that can help if you're having financial difficulties during your studies - contact us to apply.

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Placement Opportunity Fund

If you're worried about the cost of going on a placement, check if you're eligible for funding to help with your placement expenses.

Emergency Loan

Emergency Loan

A short-term advance if your mainstream UK Government funding is late arriving - get in touch to find out more.

Small Emergency Grant

Small Emergency Grant

This is very short-term assistance for students who have no or very little funding available - get more information.

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Money advice from SUBU

Arriving at university may be the first time you have had to deal with things like paying rent and buying food - get advice from SUBU.
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Financial wellbeing

Check our advice and guidance on managing your finances, so that you can get the best out of your money and find ways to make it go further.

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External funding guidance

If you're struggling financially during your studies at BU and could benefit from additional support or guidance, there are a range of external resources available specifically for students.

Information on fees and funding

Fees, funding and scholarships

Postgraduate study can be a big financial commitment, and at Bournemouth University we aim to provide you with effective support and advice.

PG research fees and funding

Find out about the cost and various funding options open to you when undertaking a postgraduate research degree.