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Financial Support, Bursaries and Scholarships

Financial Support, Bursaries and Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to support our students. These awards provide financial aid, based on personal circumstances, household income or academic achievement.

Bursaries and scholarships are non-repayable, but do have varying eligibility criteria which you should review before making an application.

If you need extra financial help in addition to any monetary support you may already have gained for your studies, please contact the Students’ Union Advice Centre. The Advice Centre is on hand to offer impartial support and guidance on a wide range of financial issues.

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Undergraduate financial support

We recognise that sometimes you may need a little support. We are proud to be a friendly and inclusive university and offer a package of scholarships and bursaries to make sure that everyone can reach their potential.

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Postgraduate financial support

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship scheme during your time as a student. Bursaries and scholarships are non-repayable, but do have varying eligibility criteria which you should review before making an application. 

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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.

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Continuing Professional Development financial support

Covering the costs of your professional development may now be easier than you think. There are several ways you can fund postgraduate and professional courses here at Buckinghamshire New University.

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Performance Sport Academy

We are passionate about supporting exceptional athletes. If you are involved in sport at a regional, national or international level, then you can apply for our Performance Sport Support.

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Short term loans

Short-term Loans are available to United Kingdom students who are fully enrolled on a course of study at Buckinghamshire New University and who find themselves in financial difficulty due to a delay in the first payment of their statutory student funding. 

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BNU Hardship Fund

The BNU Hardship Fund (BHF) provides discretionary financial assistance for students to help them access and remain in higher education. It is particularly aimed for those students who need financial help to meet specific course and living costs that cannot be met from other sources of support. 

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Further Education Course Funding

The University receives funding from the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to support students studying for the Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art Design and Media.

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Managing your finances

In this section we have covered information on how to think about budgeting, how to make savings and benefit from student discounts as well as key points regarding student banking.