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Fees and funding

With such a range of funding available, including loans, scholarships and bursaries, you're sure to find the right balance that meets your needs whilst you're at university. You can also be assured of the support and guidance if things don't go to plan or you're in financial difficulty, through our Students' Union Advice and AskBU Student Support team.

The following information is for the 2019/20 academic year.

Funding eligibility for EU students

EU students applying for university places in the 2019/20 academic year will continue to be eligible for student fee loans and may be eligible for the government Maintenance Loan* - this will be for the duration of their course. 

Further information about undergraduate funding can be found on the website.

*EU nationals must have been resident in the UK for at least five years or be EEA migrant workers in order to apply for the government Maintenance Loan.


Our full-time tuition fees for UK/EU students for 2019/20 entry range from £6,000 for a Foundation degree to £9,250 for a Bachelor’s degree.

Our full-time tuition fees for international (non-EU) students for 2019/20 entry range from £9,500 for a Foundation degree and £13,750 - £14,500 for an undergraduate (BA/BSc/BEng) degree.

Scholarships and bursaries

Each year we award a number of students with scholarships and bursaries – enabling them fund their studies and enjoy the very best university experience. 


A 10% student family discount is available (for each year of study) for any student who has an immediate family member who is currently studying at or has graduated from BU. 

An immediate family member means the student’s: 

  • Brothers or sisters 
  • Stepbrothers or stepsisters 
  • Children or stepchildren 
  • Husband, wife or civil partner 
  • Parent 
  • Grandparents or grandchildren.

There are also staff family discounts. See the 2019/20 fees policy (pdf 263kb) for more details.

More information

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Discover more about the scholarships we offer to help you thrive at BU.



See what bursaries are available and whether you qualify for any additional financial support.

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Learn about the loans available to help fund your studies and support you financially at university.

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NHS finance information

If you’re starting a nursing, midwifery or allied health professional pre-registration course, you’ll be able to apply for loans to cover your tuition fee and living costs.


Find out more about our fees for Foundation and Bachelor's degrees, fees commitment and placement year fees.