Loans for international students

Choosing to study in the UK can be a rewarding but expensive decision for many International students; the University of Birmingham works in partnership with your home countries in order to provide you with the funds necessary to complete your studies and enjoy university life. 

American loans  

USA flagThe University is approved by the US Department of Education to offer the William D Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, enabling eligible American students to access financial support.

Loans for American students

Canadian loans

Canada flagThe Government of Canada offers Canada Student Loans to full- and part-time post-secondary students who demonstrate financial need in most provinces and territories across Canada.

Loans for Canadian students

Indian loans

Indian FlagThe University is registered as an eligibile institution for the Credia Indian Student Loan Program, administered through GEMS. The Program allows Indian citizens to borrow from 100,000 Indian rupees to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. 
Please read the details sheet (PDF - 776KB) for more information. You can apply via the GEMS website.

Loans for students from other countries

The University does not currently administer loans from countries other than those listed above. You should check with your country's government whether it provides loans for study in the UK and what the process is to apply for one.

Postgraduate fees and funding

For more information on tuition fees and funding for Postgraduate study, see the Postgraduate taught and Postgraduate research pages of our website.