Finance

We believe money shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your academic ambitions.

 

Whether you're moving away from home for the first time, or returning to full-time education, student finances can seem a little daunting. Here are some simple steps to help you stay on top of the pennies. 

Paying Your Deposit

All International students and Home/EU postgraduate students will be required to pay a deposit to secure a place on their chosen course. The exceptions are:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students who take out a student loan
  • Government-sponsored students

Your deposit will then be deducted from your first-year tuition fees. Details of how and when to pay your deposit will be outlined in your offer letter. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions team at ugadmissions@aston.ac.uk

Funding Your Studies

How you can fund your studies:

  • Student loan
  • Receiving bursaries and scholarships from Aston
  • Parental contributions
  • Working part-time

Loans

There are two types of student loan to help you cover the costs of university. You pay these loans back after you finish your course, when you’re earning over £25,000 per year.

Tuition fee loan: available to undergraduate students from the UK or EU, tuition fee loans are paid directly to your university or college by the Government.You can expect to be paid any amount up to the maximum, which equals the cost of fees per year.

Maintenance loan: available to full-time undergraduate students from the UK, maintenance loans help pay for living costs such as food, travel, rent, course materials and accommodation. The amount you are awarded is dependent on household income. The maximum loan you can receive is £8,200 per year.

Brexit

For academic years 2021/22 and beyond, we don’t yet know what will change regarding tuition fees for EU students. This will be dependent on the UK government’s negotiations with the EU. Please refer to our Brexit page for more information.

Support

It's important to us that your time at University is as enjoyable, productive and worry-free as possible, so there are plenty of places at Aston for advice on money matters.

Our friendly and experienced Financial Assistance team offers information on a number of different funds, trusts and bursaries you can apply to for financial support. And in the Students' Union, the Advice & Representation Centre (ARC) offers extensive independent information, advice and representation services. The team's expertise covers a wide range of areas, including tuition fees and financial worries.

Hardship funds

It’s reassuring to know that if finances get tricky during your studies, Aston university offers Hardship Funds that can help you get back on track. Find out more here

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships to ensure that anyone who is qualified to come to Aston University can do so, regardless of their financial circumstances. We are committed to supporting the most talented and hardworking students to achieve their potential through schemes that help lower tuition and living costs. We also offer a range of scholarships designed exclusively to support our international students.

Aston Achievement Scholarship

Successful applicants will be awarded £500. 

Available to UK or EU students who achieve BBB or above in A-Levels (or particular grades from a list of other qualifications).

No application necessary. The University will automatically assess your eligibility using information on your A Level (or other) results provided by UCAS or at enrolment.  The number of Aston Achievement Scholarships is not limited. 

If you have been selected to receive this scholarship, we will contact you shortly after your place at Aston has been confirmed.

Aston Support Scholarship

Successful applicants will be awarded £1250 every year of their degree, totalling £5000.

Available to UK or EU students classed as care leavers, children from a military family or refugees.

No application necessary. The University will automatically assess your eligibility using information on your A Level (or other) results provided by UCAS or at enrolment. The number of Aston Support Scholarships is not limited. 

If you have been selected to receive this scholarship, we will contact you.

Aston Mature Adult Learners Scholarship

Successful applicants will be awarded £500 every year of their degree (excluding placement year), totalling £1500.

Available to UK and EU students aged twenty-one or over at the start of your first year of study.

No application necessary. The University will automatically assess your eligibility using information on your A Level (or other) results provided by UCAS or at enrolment. The number of Aston Mature Adult Learners Scholarships is not limited. 

If you have been selected to receive this scholarship, we will contact you shortly after your place at Aston has been confirmed.

Aston Aspiration Scholarship

Successful applicants will be awarded £500 in year two of their study.

Available to UK or EU students a household income of up to and including £42,875.

No application necessary. The University will automatically assess your eligibility using information provided at enrolment. The number of Aston Aspiration scholarships is not limited. 

If you have been selected to receive this scholarship, we will contact you shortly after your place at Aston has been confirmed.

Aston Extra Scholarship

Successful applicants will be awarded £50 in each year of their study (excusing placement year) totalling £150.

Available to UK or EU students who have completed formal enrolment and all associated checks.

No application necessary. The University will automatically assess your eligibility using information provided at enrolment. The number of Aston Extra Scholarships is not limited. 

If you have been selected to receive this scholarship, we will contact you shortly after your place at Aston has been confirmed.

Aston Placement Scholarship

Successful applicants will be awarded £1250 to support living expenses during their placement year.

Available to UK and EU students with a household income of £42,875 or below, those taking an unpaid placement year, or those undertaking a placement abroad.

No application necessary. If you are selected to receive the scholarship, the university will let you know at the start of your placement year or once your placement details have been finalised. For students where the assessment is based on household income, the university will normally make an assessment in year one.

 

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