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It's all about the money

Read our student blog for budgeting tips

Finance and support

Funding available

There are two types of funding that could be available to students studying at BU; UK Government support and BU support.

UK Government support - This is most commonly in the form of a student loan or student grant. You can apply for a tuition fee loan, used only to pay for your course fees for university, or a maintenance loan, designed to help you with the cost of living while at university.

BU support - There are also potential opportunities for funding support through BU in the form of a scholarship or bursary.

We can also provide information about receiving funding for full and part-time students and information for NHS funded students.

Other resources

In addition to mainstream Government and BU funds, it is possible to receive further support from external trusts, charities and grants. Find out where you can look up relevant funding to your situation. We also strongly recommend that you visit the Students' Union money advice webpage where you can read about general budgeting tips and advice on how to make your funds go further.

Financial hardship

AskBU and SUBU are here to help if you are having any money worries, no matter whether they be a very short-term lack of funds or alternatively longer-term issues. There are various types of hardship funding available from BU including the Small Emergency Grant, Emergency Loan and the BU Hardship Fund. If you have any queries about student finance you can visit AskBU or SUBU Advice for more information.

Please note: Financial help can be based on circumstances and you may not be entitled to all funding help options.

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BU Bursaries

BU offers a range of bursary and scholarship support intended for students in need of additional financial assistance.

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Money advice from SUBU

Arriving at university may be the first time you have had to deal with things like paying rent and buying food - get advice from SUBU.
Small emergency grant

Small emergency grant

This is very short-term assistance for students who have no or very little funding available.

Emergency Loan

Emergency Loan

A short-term advance if your mainstream UK Government funding is late arriving.

BU Hardship Fund

BU Hardship Fund

Non-repayable support that can help if you are having financial difficulties during your degree.

Information on fees and funding

Fees, funding and scholarships

Some useful information to help you work out how much university will cost you, and to make suggestions about how best to pay for it.

Fees and funding

Postgraduate study can be a big financial commitment, and at Bournemouth University we aim to provide you with effective support and advice.

PG research fees and funding

Find out about the cost and various funding options open to you when undertaking a postgraduate research degree.