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Fees and Financial Support - Overview
Fees and Financial Support

Find out everything you need to know to plan your student finances including tuition fees and living costs

Foundation

Unlike standard Undergraduate degree fees, the tuition and registration fee for Foundation courses is dependent on your age on 31 August of the year that your course commences and whether you’re a UK/EU or International Student.

Foundation Fees

Home/EU

If you're under 19 and a new students, you'll not have to pay tuition fees or a registration fee. For new student over the age of 19, the tuition fee for the course in 2020/21 will be £5,421 (full time) per annum.

Tuition Fee Registration Fee Materials Fee

2020/21 Applicants (under 19)

£0

£0

£300

2020/21 Applicants (19 and over)

£5,421

£140

n/a

AUB Campus

UK withdrawal from the European Union

Fee information for EU students for the 2020/21 academic year

Channel Island and Isle of Man

If you're a Channel Island or Isle of Man student you'll have to pay tuition fees and a registration fee.

Tuition Fee Registration Fee Materials Fee

2020/21 Applicants

£9,250

£140

n/a

International (Non-EU)

If you're an International student you will have to pay tuition fees and a registration fee. Please note, there is no registration fee for the International Foundation Diploma.

Tuition Fee Registration Fee Materials Fee

2020/21 Applicants

£13,250

£140

n/a

Foundation Financial Support

Home/EU

Student Loans

  • If you're under 19 you will not be eligible for a student loan as this course is classified as further education.
  • If you're 19 and over you may be able to apply for a loan to fund these fees and there are no upfront tuition fees to pay for these students. This could be funded by Advanced Learning Loans, information can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Please be aware there is no maintenance loan available for Further Education Applicants. The Advanced Learner Loan will only cover tuition fees.

16-19 Bursary Fund and Learner Support Fund

If you have lived in the UK, EU or EEA for at least 3 years, The 16–19 Bursary Fund and the Learner Support Fund may be able to support you whilst you study.

The 16–19 Bursary Fund and the Learner Support Fund for students over 19. All sources of funding are based upon your household income. Please note that funds are limited and eligibility does not guarantee that funding will be available.

Further information about financial help is available under Managing your money or contact Student Services on +44 1202 363780 or email: studentadvice@aub.ac.uk.

Channel Island and Isle of Man

Students from the Islands are subject to different funding arrangements and support to mainland UK students.

Guernsey

The state of Gurney offers higher educations student grants to help with the cost of tuition fees, living and travel. The amount of funding available depends on a number of factors – including an assessment of your parents’ income.

Bursaries may also be available to independent students who have no support from parents. To find out more, please visit the Gurnsey Government website.

Jersey

The state of Jersey offers funding for higher education students to help with living costs and tuition fees. The amount of funding available depends on an assessment of your parents’ incomes or, if you’re an independent student, your own household income.

The amount of funding you can receive for tuition fees also depends off what type of course you’re taking and where you’re taking it. Find out more on the Jersey Government website.

Isle of Man

Students from the Isle of Man are not eligible for a loan from the UK Student Loans Company, but the Isle of Man government offers higher education students a grand (Student Award) to help with living cost and tuition.

The amount of funding you can receive is dependent on your parents’ incomes or, if you’re an independent student, your own household income, as well as the type of course your taking and where you're taking it. Find out more on the Isle of Man Government website.

Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

If you normally live in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, you can follow the links below to find out what funding support is available to you.

The support available varies, so it’s important that you check the correct country.

Northern Ireland

Students who normally live in Northern Ireland may receive financial support for university from the Northern Ireland Executive.

For more information, students should refer to the student finance for Northern Ireland website.

Scotland

Students who normally live in Scotland may receive financial support for university from the Scottish Government.

For more information, students should refer to the student finance for Scotland website.

Wales

Students who normally live in Wales may receive financial support for university from the Welsh Assembly Government.

For more information, students should refer to the student finance for Wales website.

International (Non-EU)

If you are unsure whether you should be classed as an ‘International (Non-EU)’ or a ‘Home/EU’ student, please complete and return the fees assessment form. Further advice on fee status can also be found on the UKCISA website.

Discounts

International students who pay their Foundation Studies course tuition fees in full before 1 August preceding the start of the course will receive a 10% discount.

International students who pay their International Art, Design and Media Intensive (with or without English) course tuition fees in full before 1 December preceding the start of the course will receive a 10% discount.

For more information about our discounts, please download our International Fees Booklet.

International Scholarships

A full list of external scholarships can be viewed at the Education UK website.

International Loans

American students are eligible to apply to the US Department of Education’s Direct Loans Programme as Arts University Bournemouth has been authorised to certify applications. Full details of this can be found in Loans for American Students. Please note, the loan is not available to International Foundation Diploma applicants.

Norwegian students are eligible for financial support from The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, administered by Lanekassen, which provides student loans and stipends for higher education. Arts University Bournemouth is on the list of UK institutions where students are eligible for supplementary funding (Tilleggsstipend). For further information on the Loan Fund visit The Lanekassen website.

Icelandic students can borrow loans via The Icelandic Student Loan Fund (LÍN). Visit the LÍN website for more information about Icelandic student loans.

For more information about financial support, please contact our International team.

Loans for American Students

Students from America will be pleased to know that United States Federal Loans are available for you to study at Arts University Bournemouth, just as they would be if you were studying in the US as AUB has been authorised to certify applications. Please note, the loan is not available to International Foundation Diploma applicants.

How to pay your fees

To make things as easy as possible fo you, we have two online payment gateways to help you pay any outstanding fees.

You can use a variety of different methods including:

Mastercard, Visa, Visa Debit and Visa Electron

To make a payment you will need:

  • The student’s identification number
  • The student’s date of birth
  • Your account/card details

To get started, please click one of the links below:

Payers can now pay in their home currency, please see the download.

How to Update your Card Details on your card repayment plan

If you would like your next card payment to be debited from a different card, please click on the following link to change your card details on your plan:

If you have any questions or queries, don’t worry, we’re here to help. You can contact our Finance team on income@aub.ac.uk or call +44(0)1202 363356.

We’re open Monday – Thursday between 08.45 and 16.30. On Fridays, we’re open from 08.45–16.00.

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