Finance and funding

A postgraduate degree from Aston is an investment in your future. Find out more about what makes us different.

Your money stretches that bit further in Birmingham, as the city offers a low cost of living, and accommodation costs, both off and on campus, are very reasonable. The estimated cost of living is £800 per month (includes accommodation, food, books, clothes, local travel, and spending money). 

Additional financial support from the
Access to Learning Fund may also be available to UK students.

At Aston we offer a range of support and advice on money matters, should you need it during your time with us.

Where can I obtain funds to support my postgraduate studies?

Funds may be obtained from:

  • A research council

  • A government department

  • A Local Authority

  • A charity

  • A School of Study at Aston University

  • Banks offering loan schemes such as Career Development Loans

  • A professional body offering Development Loans (eg AMBA – the Association of MBAs)

You may find some extra sources at the pages below:

Additional sources of funds are also available for international students:

This tool may help you to estimate your finance flow:


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