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Fees and funding

We can help you find information about scholarships, loans and other funding options open to you. When it comes to funding, it’s important to start early. Once you’ve found a place on a course, get in touch to find out the funding options open to you.

5 ways to fund your postgraduate studies



If you gained your degree at Birmingham City University, you could be offered a loyalty scholarship of up to 20 percent. Other scholarships are also available for postgraduate students.

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Students can now take advantage of the government’s plans to make loans of up to £10,280 available for postgraduate study. The loans are available for any subject and are a contribution to costs including fees and living costs.

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Bursaries and other options

A number of organisations offer bursaries ranging from £500 to £5,000 which you won’t need to pay back. We also have further information about Disabled Students Allowance, and Teacher Training bursaries.

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Midlands 3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

Over five years we’ll be offering 410 PhD studentships to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. This is for a fully funded place and a £14,565 stipend for living expenses.

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Self funding

You can fund your postgraduate study from savings or use money made available from family. You could approach employers, who may be able to fund the study. Students often combine working with their study too.

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