Financial support

Birkbeck is committed to doing everything we can to help you finance your studies. We provide advice and support, flexible payment options and other sources of funding, alongside government loans for undergraduate and postgraduate study. 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

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


Postgraduate financial support

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


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.

Discounts

Fee discounts

We offer two discounts on fees: one for union members and one for Birkbeck alumni.

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.

Unum Access to University Bursary

Unum Access to University Bursary

Birkbeck is pleased to partner with Unum to offer five £1000 bursaries, for students who are in need of extra financial support to undertake their degree.

Accommodation scholarships

Accommodation scholarships

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

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.