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International financial support

International financial support

Studying for higher education is a big decision – especially if you’re looking to do it in another country.

To help, we’ve collated the main things to bear in mind about our fees and funding so you can get your finances in good order.

If you're coming here from outside the EU

You will need to pay overseas tuition fees for your course.

If you're coming here from within the EU

You should pay overseas tuition fees for your course, unless you have pre-settled status in the UK. For any queries on your fee status, please visit gov.uk or contact our Admissions team on Admissions@bucks.ac.uk.

Scholarships and Bursaries

If you’re a self-funded International Student paying overseas fees, you may qualify for our Vice Chancellor’s International Student Scholarship. BNU also offers scholarships for refugees and asylum seekers. Find out details of these scholarships below:

 

We understand that you may face additional challenges and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

If you’re a self-funded International Student paying overseas fees, you may qualify for a scholarship of £1,500 on your first year of study with us.

Applicants must hold an offer from Buckinghamshire New University for a full-time degree programme, starting in either January 2022 or September 2022.

You do not need to complete an application form to be considered for this scholarship.

The important information - Terms and Conditions

  • One off payment of £1,500 available to all applicants paying overseas fees on their first year of study
  • Applicants must be self-funded
  • Programme of study must be Level 4 or above
  • Programme of study must be at least one year in duration
  • The tuition fee charged must be at least £12,500
  • This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with another scholarship or bursary offered by Buckinghamshire New University.

 

Buckinghamshire New University is committed to supporting refugees and providing them with opportunities to make the most of their new lives. Will be offering at least one scholarship per year. 

Eligibility:

For us to consider your application for our Refugee Scholarship you must:

  1. Provide Evidence of your Biometric Residence Permit (BPR Card) and Share Code showing your immigration status as either a Group 1, Group 2, Humanitarian Protection, Leave to remain or Stateless Leave.
  2. Be ineligible to access funding from the Student Loan
  3. Not already hold an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification. 
  4. You have a conditional or unconditional offer from Buckinghamshire New University.
  5. You must be getting enrolled onto a full-time undergraduate or foundation course in one of our campuses High Wycombe, Uxbridge or Aylesbury campuses. 

The scholarship will cover:

  1. The cost of all course tuition fees.
  2. Maintenance allowance for the duration of the course on intervals through the duration of the course £2600 per academic year
  3. Accommodation for the duration of the course of study in University Halls of Residence.
  4. Free gym membership.
  5. Access to BNU New Usage scheme

If you want to apply for this bursary, simply complete this form and visit us at the Student Information Centre or email your application to bursary@bucks.ac.uk.

 

Buckinghamshire New University is committed to supporting Asylum Seekers and providing them with opportunities to make the most of their new lives. We will be offering at least one scholarship per year.

Eligibility: 

  1. Application Registration Card (ARC) or Letter from Home Office confirming your Asylum Seeker status (under-1951 UN Convention)
  2. Be ineligible to access funding from the Student Loan Company due to your immigration status.
  3. Not already hold an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification.
  4. You have a conditional or unconditional offer from Buckinghamshire New University.
  5. You must be getting enrolled onto a full-time undergraduate, postgraduate or foundation course in one of our campuses High Wycombe, Uxbridge or Aylesbury campuses.

The scholarship will cover:

  1. The cost of all course tuition fees.
  2. Maintenance allowance for the duration of the course paid on intervals through the duration of the course £10,000 per academic year.
  3. Accommodation for the duration of the course of study in University Halls of Residence
  4. Free gym membership.
  5. Access to BNU New Usage scheme

Please note:

  • This scholarship is only able to assist an individual and can not provide support for family members or friends.
  • You will need to inform the Home Office of withdrawing from Asylum Seeker support if you are offered and in receipt of this scholarship. If you don not you will be committing a fraudulent act which could lead to the lose of your status or further implications. You should check what effects withdrawing from Asylum Seeker support will have with the home office before accepting our Scholarship.
  • Students must inform the bursary team of any changes to their immigration status during their studies

If you want to apply for this bursary, simply complete this form and visit us at the Student Hub or email your application to bursary@bucks.ac.uk.

We also offer some scholarships and bursaries for overseas students, to help with the costs of studying in the UK. Check our scholarships and bursaries section to see if any are open to you and how to apply for them.

You can also contact Student Finance to find out how you can get funding for your studies based on your individual circumstances. If you've already completed an undergraduate degree at Buckinghamshire New University, you could receive a fee discount on a postgraduate course.

 

If you are studying at Postgraduate level

EU students may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from the Government. If you have been living in the UK for at least three years before your course starts, you may also qualify for a professional and career development loan; visit gov.uk for more information and eligibility criteria.

Both EU and international students can also potentially get funding for their studies through sponsorship from an employer. This could be an option open to you if your work is happy to sponsor a course that’s relevant to your role or the sector you work in.

It's also worth contacting companies, charities or professional societies about sponsorship if you know you’ll be working on research as part of your course that might be relevant to them. Many students find financial support for postgraduate studies this way.

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