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Finance and Fees

Student Fees and Finance Aston
The various Schools of Study at Aston University offer scholarships to some postgraduate students

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. 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.

Who pays fees?

Every University student is required to pay fees according to the programme they attend or the research they pursue.

What do the fees consist of?

All fees are composite and include:

  • Charges for tuition

  • Examination fees

  • Registration

  • Membership of the Students’ Guild.

How much are fees?

Fees vary for research and taught programmes and from programme to programme. The contact listed against each programme will advise you on the most up-to-date estimate.

When do I have to pay?

For most programmes, fees can be paid in full at the start of the academic year or by installments which is an option available during online enrollment.  If your fees are being paid by a sponsor, you will need to provide documentary evidence of this during  the online enrollment process.  Please be aware that some postgraduate taught programmes require a deposit.  You will be sent further details of this when you receive an offer.

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)

  • The Schools Competition Act Settlement Trust (for the 2009/10 academic year, the SCAST is offering two three year research awards at £15,000 a year and 65 awards of £2,500 for one year's postgraduate or second degree study).

Additional sources of funds are also available for international students.


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