Undergraduate financial support

With no upfront fees for most undergraduate students and fantastic financial support packages, there's never been a better time to study at Birkbeck.

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Our Student Advice Service is here to help you. If you have any questions about financial support, or if you would like some advice on payment options, please contact us

Government student loans

Birkbeck financial support for students on low incomes

  • Birkbeck cash bursary scheme: you may be eligible for the Birkbeck cash bursary scheme, which can assist you with the costs of study, such as purchasing books, printing and travelling to lectures. 
  • Birkbeck Access to Learning Fund: these financial awards are for students who need additional help with their course and/or living costs (eg essential books, photocopying).
  • Birkbeck help with childcare costs: 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.
  • Birkbeck bursaries: thanks to the generosity of Birkbeck donors, we offer a range of bursaries to support our students financially. Most of them are available to current students only, but some are also available to prospective students. To find out more about these bursaries, please contact the Student Advice service.
  • Birkbeck Hardship Fund: the Hardship Fund supports students who need additional financial support due to an unforeseen change of circumstance in their personal situation while they are studying, such as redundancy, illness or domestic problems. (Please note: you can only apply to this fund once you have started studying, and you cannot apply before you start at Birkbeck.) 

Unum Access to University Bursary

10% discount for union members