Government fees and course grants (PTG)

The Government offers part-time foundation degree, BA/BSc, LLB and Certificate of Higher Education students non-repayable fee grants towards the cost of your course fees and course grants to help with the additional costs of studying, such as books and travel.

Download the Student Finance Guide to Part-time Grants 2013/14.

Find out if you're eligible for a Fee Grant

  • Check the eligibility criteria for a part-time fee grant and/or course grant.
  • Find out how much you can get (Please note: this is for one year only. If eligible, you will need to make an application for the fee grant and/or course grant in each year of your course.)
  • If you are eligible for a fee grant you can enrol online without making an upfront payment by selecting the part-time fee grant option and answering the eligibility questions on screen. This is on the understanding that you are eligible and will apply for the part-time fee grant.
    • Alternatively, enrol by making an initial payment for your course by selecting to set up a direct debit mandate. You can then apply for the part-time grant and if your grant is successful you will be refunded any overpayment later in the year once Birkbeck has received your fee grant.
  • If you are not eligible for a fee grant based on your income for the 2012/13 tax year but have had a significant drop in income since then, please contact Student Finance England regarding being assessed on your current income.
  • If you are not eligible for a fee grant please contact the Student Financial Support Office for further advice.

How to Apply - 'Home' students

  • If you are applying for the part-time grant for the first time, or have transferred courses for 2013/14 you will need to download and complete the PTGN FormPDF icon and also see the Guidance NotesPDF icon.
  • If you have applied for the part-time grant before, you will need to download and complete the PTGC FormPDF icon and also see the Guidance NotesPDF icon.
  • Once completed, you will need to get your form authorised by the Student Financial Support Office to confirm that you are enrolled for the academic year 2013/2014 (you can hand in your completed form to the My Birkbeck Student Centre).
  • Your form will be stamped and returned to you. You must then send the authorised form with your supporting documents by the deadline to:

How to Apply - EU nationals

When your form can be authorised by Birkbeck

  • You must be enrolled for 2013/14 before the Student Financial Support Office can authorise your form.
  • For students who have applied for the part-time grant before the earliest your form can be authorised is 02/09/2013.
  • For students applying for the part-time grant for the first time, or students who have transferred courses for 2013/14 the earliest your form can be authorised is 16/09/2013.

Additional Forms

Additional money for fees and course costs

  • If you are awarded a part-time fee grant that does not cover the full cost of your tuition fees, you will be eligible to apply for extra help from the Additional Fee Support Scheme.
  • If you are awarded a part-time fee grant and require additional help towards course-related costs you can apply for support from the Access to Learning Fund.