One of the biggest things you need to arrange before you start a Bachelor’s degree or other undergraduate course is how you’ll fund your studies. Use this page to find out more about:
The annual fee for your course will depend on your fee status, which is defined as either ‘home’ or ‘international’.
Broadly speaking, if you are ordinarily resident in the UK (or the Channel Islands or the Republic of Ireland) and have been for at least three years prior to the start of your course, you’ll pay ‘home’ fees, which for the 2022/23 academic year are £9,250 for a Bachelor’s degree (including Foundation Years) at one of our campuses or Partner Colleges.
If you’re an international student joining us in 2022/23, our annual full-time tuition fee is between £15,250 and £16,500 for an undergraduate (BA/BSc/BEng) degree delivered at one of our campuses or partner colleges.
Our fees commitment means your tuition fees are fixed throughout your course (except your placement year) and applies to all undergraduate honours degree students, including those who start on an integrated Foundation Year.
UK students are entitled to certain financial support from the government in the form of loans. There are two repayable loans available to you when you go to university for the first time – a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan.
The good news about tuition fee and maintenance loans is that you don’t have to repay either of them until you have graduated and are in full-time employment earning more than £27,295 per year. This will be deducted at source, like tax, so it will automatically come out of your wages each month.
You’ll only have one repayment to make, as the Student Loans Company will combine the totals of your tuition fee and maintenance loans once you graduate. After 30 years, your loans will be written off, regardless of how much you have paid back.
Scholarships, bursaries, and other financial support
To help fund your studies, we offer non-repayabe scholarships to reward academic excellence, as well as musical or sporting talents, to both home and international students. Depending on your scholarship, you may be awarded a cash payment (often via a pre-paid card) or a discount on your tuition fees. We also offer Maintenance and Care Leaver bursaries based on specific criteria.
In addition to the loans, bursaries and scholarships available, you may be eligible for extra financial help depending on your personal circumstances, such as the Disabled Students’ Allowances, support for students with children or dependent adults, and additional financial support available through BU.
Finance information for NHS courses
If you’re a UK student starting a nursing, midwifery or allied health professional pre-registration course in England, you’ll be able to apply for a Tuition Fee loan and Maintenance loan. Allied health professional pre-registration courses include BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy and BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice.
There are also a number of additional funds available for eligible courses, including the additional training grant of £5,000.
Going to university for the first time is an exciting experience, but it can also be a challenge when you have to balance your studies with managing your money and taking care of everyday tasks. If you’ve never had to worry about managing your money before, this can be one of the hardest things to get right. So, we’ve put together a guide to help you budget effectively while you’re at university.
4 October 21: page updated to reflect the 2022/23 fees.
22 September 20: page updated to reflect the 2021/22 fees.
23 September 19: page updated to reflect the 2020/21 fees.