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Alternative guide to postgraduate funding

Alternative guide to Postgraduate funding

BU subscribes to a funding database specifically for those looking for funding to support postgraduate studies, called The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online. The guide contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and tools to help you prepare a winning grant application, including:

  • funding database of 600+ charities
  • comprehensive guidance written by real students
  • grant application writing tools
  • personal statement and financial statement assistants.

Alternative sources of funding are available from charities, trusts, and foundations which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject, or nationality.

How to access the guide

The guide is free for all BU students and staff. To access it you'll need to create your own account by registering with The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online. If you're a prospective student please use the PIN code 6199 and your personal email address, if you don't yet have a BU email address.

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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.

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BU Financial Support Fund

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