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.

Applications for the part-time grant for 2014/15 are now open.

For further information please download the Student Finance Guide to Part-time Grants 2014/15.

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 2013/14 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 Funding Advice Service 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 2014/15 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 Funding Advice Service to confirm that you are enrolled for the academic year 2014/2015 (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

Additional Forms

When your form can be authorised by Birkbeck

  • You must be enrolled for 2014/15 before the Funding Advice Team can authorise your form.
  • For students who have applied for the part-time grant before the earliest your form can be authorised is 01/09/2014.
  • For students applying for the part-time grant for the first time, or students who have transferred courses for 2014/15 the earliest your form can be authorised is 15/09/2014.

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.