Funding options

There are many ways you can source the funding you need, including the government postgraduate loan scheme for UK students.

There is also support available in the form of BU scholarships and bursaries from external providers. We also offer tuition fee discounts in some circumstances, so make sure you explore all of your options. If you are not sure what fees you should be paying, read our working out your fee status page. 

Funding information

Additional support

Funding support for US students

Funding support for US students

If you are a US citizen, there is specific funding support available to you in the form of Federal Loans. Find out more about US Federal Loans.

Postgraduate international student studying

Postgraduate loan

Find out about the government student loans available for eligible students.

MA Social Work bursary

MA Social Work bursary

Find out about the bursary available specifically for MA Social Work students, who is eligible and how to apply.

Page history

22 September 2022: September 2022 entry information removed.
31 January 2022: January 2022 entry information removed.
28 September 2021: September 2021 entry information removed.
13 December-7 January: student family discount was showing in error as 20% rather than the 10% published in the fees policy.