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Financial support

Our service is limited but we are available. You can contact us on 01202 969696 and, Monday to Friday, between 9am – 5pm (4.30pm Fridays). We understand that you may have been financially impacted by Coronavirus - please read our financial guidance during Covid-19 page. The latest information from BU can be found in our Coronavirus FAQs.

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 you are in financial difficulty and require additional funding.

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.

BU offers a range of bursaries, undergraduate scholarships and postgraduate scholarships to students. There are also various types of financial support funding available from BU including the Small Emergency GrantEmergency LoanPlacement Opportunity Fund and the BU Financial Support Fund.

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, called The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding.  The guide is free for all current BU students and staff - log in to The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online. 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.

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BU Bursaries

BU offers a range of bursary and scholarship support intended for students in need of additional financial assistance.

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BU Scholarships

Our scholarships are designed to reward excellence in all its forms, giving you additional support while you're studying with us.

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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.
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.

Emergency Loan

Emergency Loan

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

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.

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.