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.
Click here to find out if you're eligible for a part-time fee grant and/or course grant.
If you're eligible for a Fee 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.)
- Apply and be accepted onto a relevant undergraduate course (find out how to apply here).
- Wait for email from the Student Administration Team confirming that you are eligible to enrol for 2012/13 and containing your login details.
- 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.
- Apply using the relevant PTG form and get it authorised by Birkbeck's Student Financial Support Office.
- Send it to Student Finance England by the .
Additional money for fees
- If you are awarded a Government 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.
Additional money for course costs
- If you are awarded a Government fee grant and require additional help towards course costs you can apply for support from the Access to Learning Fund.
If you are not eligible for a Fee Grant
- Please contact the Student Financial Support Officefor further advice.