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Financing your study

Fees and funding

The costs associated with postgraduate study are different to those at undergraduate level, as is the funding available.

We understand that postgraduate study of any kind is a big financial commitment and at BU we aim to provide you with effective support and advice.

There are now more reasons that ever to study a Master's level qualification with the government postgraduate loan scheme available for eligible UK/EU students. We've also got a range of non-repayable scholarships.

Funding eligibility for EU students

EU students studying a Master's degree in 2019/20 may be eligible for some funding. The UK government is providing up to £10,906 in postgraduate loans for January 2020 entry and up to £11,222 for September 2020 and January 2021 entry.

If eligible, you would receive the first payment after your course start date, once we confirm that you have registered. Each year's amount will be paid in three instalments of 33%, 33% and 34%. The instalments will be paid directly to you at the beginning of each term. 

You can find more information on the website.

Fees Policy

The university reviews its fees and fees policy annually. View our Fees Policy for more information.


If you’re a BU graduate – or a member of your family works, is currently studying at or is a graduate of BU – you may be eligible for a fee discount of up to 20% off your postgraduate tuition fee*.

*Terms and conditions apply.

Student finance

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Find out about tuition fees for postgraduate students.

Funding options

Funding options

Read about funding options for postgraduate study, as well as the financial support available.

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Read about the available postgraduate scholarships and find out how to apply for them.

Living expenses

Living expenses

A guide to help with managing your finances once you get to BU.