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Fees and funding

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

All fees are composite and include:

  • Charges for tuition

  • Examination fees

  • Registration

  • Subscription to 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 instalments – details are provided when an offer of a place is made. If your fees are being paid by a sponsor, you will need to provide documentary evidence of this when you enrol.

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 125 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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