Financial support

We provide advice and support to help you finance your studies. We offer flexible payment options and other sources of funding, alongside government loans for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Here you can find out what student finance is available, how to apply and who to contact for advice.

Contact us

For in-depth advice and guidance on financial support (including the Birkbeck Hardship Fund), please contact our Student Advice Service

Undergraduate financial support

Undergraduate financial support

For most undergraduate students there are no upfront fees, as you can access government tuition fee loans

Postgraduate financial support

Postgraduate financial support

You may be eligible to apply for a government postgraduate loan, or other financial support.  

PhD funding

MPhil/PhD funding

Many of our schools offer bursaries and studentships to enable the most promising students to pursue their research at Birkbeck. 

International scholarships

International scholarships

We offer a number of scholarships specifically for international students.

Birkbeck bursaries

Birkbeck bursaries

Birkbeck is able to offer a limited number of bursaries, supported by generous donations from alumni and organisations supportive of Birkbeck's mission.

Birkbeck Hardship Fund

Birkbeck Hardship Fund

If you have experienced a change of circumstance in your personal situation while studying, such as redundancy, illness or domestic problems, the Birkbeck Hardship Fund may be able to help you.

Childcare support

Childcare support

If you need help covering the costs of childcare, you may be eligible for support from the government and/or from Birkbeck, depending on your mode of study and personal circumstances.

Accommodation scholarships

Accommodation scholarships

A small number of accommodation scholarships are available to full-time students at Birkbeck.