We offer flexible payment options and discounts for students paying their tuition fees upfront. Students paying their tuition fees outright and International students paying their deposits pay the university direct. Find out more in our section on How to pay.
If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be eligible for a postgraduate study loan. You can check your personal eligibility at gov.uk.
If you are starting a PhD this year, you may be eligible for a loan to help pay university fees, living costs and other expenses. You can check your personal eligibility at gov.uk.
If your employer will sponsor your study, there are two ways your fees can be paid for:
Paid in full by your employer
Paid in part by you, and in part by your employer
1. Paid in full by your employer
If your employer is paying for your course, you will need to provide details at your online enrolment/re-enrolment. See more information about how to pay.
Please note: you will remain personally responsible for payment of fees and charges, even where there is an arrangement for the University to receive payment on your behalf from a sponsor or other third party. See our tuition fee regulations (PDF File 201 KB) for further information.
NHS London Strategic Health Authority contract students
Some students have their tuition fees paid via a contract LSBU has with the NHS London Strategic Health Authority (SHA). When you enrol or re-enrol, you will need to confirm which Primary Care Trust, NHS Trust, Acute Hospital, Foundation Trust, Mental Health Trust or Ambulance Trust you work for, or will be spending your clinical placement with, as part of the LSBU/NHS London contract.
The University will validate the information you provide against the contract. You will remain personally responsible for payment of fees and charges, even if there is an arrangement for the University to receive payment on your behalf from a Strategic Health Authority.
2. Paid in part by you, and in part by your employer
If you and your employer are funding your course together, this will need to cover the cost of your tuition fees each year.
You will need to provide details at your online enrolment/re-enrolment. Funding opportunities for postgraduate courses are detailed above.
As an apprentice, you do not pay for the cost of your programme – this is covered by the Government, and, in some cases, your employer makes a contribution too. However, you should be aware that if you cease to be an apprentice, you may be responsible for payment of any fees and charges. Information about funding and finance can be found on each apprenticeship standard.
Possible fee changes
The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.
The fees for International students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.
Studentships and research grants for postgraduate courses are available from research councils and other charitable sources. Support is available from a variety of resources including scholarships through this university.
Below are further details on a range of relevant research councils, educational trusts, charities and employer sponsorship.
All research councils consider funding individual postgraduates but the process is competitive and getting a place on a postgraduate programme does not guarantee you an award.
Some trusts and charities may be able to contribute to the costs of postgraduate study, but any awards are likely to be small. Students should generally start applying for funding in the year before their course is due to start. The Educational Grants Directory, Awards Almanac and Grants Register and other useful publications are available in most public and academic libraries and give information on the various charities and their provision.
Postgraduate students may also be eligible for external financial help for a range of circumstances, such as Child Tax Credit/Working Tax Credit. Further details are given in our Student Life section of the website.