Financial advice and support

Knowing that your finances are under control means you can relax, concentrate on your studies and enjoy your time here at Birmingham.

If you’re from the UK, the Postgraduate Loan and perhaps a part-time job will support you during your postgraduate studies. If you’re from overseas, the additional challenge of visa restrictions on working in the UK can make managing finances more complex. The following information will provide help and guidance in planning your finances for the duration of your studies and living in the city of Birmingham. 

Budgeting advice and financial assistance


The University Funding, Graduation & Awards Office can give you financial advice and support throughout your studies. We also offer a range of scholarships, grants and bursaries, both for Masters and PhD students.

For more information about the cost of coming to the University and your funding options, take a look at the following pages:

Please note: research students on thesis write up are not eligible to the Student Hardship Fund.