Birkbeck, University of London > International students > Fees, finance and scholarships

Fees and finance 

We know that financial issues are an important part of your decision about where to study. That is why we offer all our students flexible payment plans without any hidden administrative costs.

Tuition fees

Living costs

  • We generally advise that you have sufficient funds to cover your tuition fees, plus at least £12,000-£13,000 to cover living costs for one calendar year – this should be enough to cover accommodation, food, local travel, and a 'modest' social life. Use the free international student calculator to work out how to manage your money and build a budget for living and studying in the UK.

International scholarships

We offer a number of scholarships specifically for international students. Some are offered directly by Birkbeck; others are offered in partnership with other organisations. 

Fees, finance and loans

The loans and scholarships you may be eligible for will differ depending on the level you're planning to study:

Loans for American and Canadian students

  • Loans for American studentsBirkbeck is authorised to administer a range of loans for students from the United States.
  • Loans for Canadian students: students from Canada may be eligible for Canadian federal or provincial student loans. For further information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit: 
  • Birkbeck's institution code is PUEU. For more information or official College certification as part of an application for financial assistance, please email

Paying your fees by instalments

We want to make it as easy as we can for you to pay your fees, which is why we offer a flexible payment system with a choice of monthly or three termly payments.

Paying by monthly instalments

Paying by three termly instalments