If you're worried about the cost of going on a placement, you should check whether you are eligible for some additional financial support. BU offers funding to eligible students through the Placement Opportunity Fund.
The fund can help with expenses such as travel and clothing for interviews, travel to start placement, essential uniform and tools, as well as Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, visas and inoculations costs.


  • Make sure you meet the criteria listed below BEFORE applying for the fund
  • Ensure you have ALL required evidence ready to be uploaded to the form
  • If you have already made an application to the Placement Opportunity Fund in this current academic year and you require further support or have additional evidence, please do not complete a further application, but email the Student Money Advice Team at [email protected] with your name and ‘Placement Opportunity Fund’ in the subject field.

Placement Opportunity Fund 2023-24