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Fees and Financial Support

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

Postgraduate

The tuition fees you pay for your postgraduate course will vary depending on the subject area you are studying and the type of postgraduate study you are embarking on. Pick from the options below to find out more

Postgraduate Fees

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Tuition Fee

2021/22 Applicants (Full-time)

£8,000

2021/22 Applicants (Part-time)

£4,000

2021/22 MA Architecture Applicants*

£9,250

EU

EU students starting in the 2021/22 academic year onwards, will be charged international fees unless their fee assessment – rules still to be confirmed – indicates that they can pay the Home fees.

All EU and international MA students applying to AUB are eligible for a range of scholarships, bursaries and fee waivers. You can read more about all available financial awards on our Scholarships and bursaries page.

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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 live in the Channel Island or the Isle of Man you will be looking at different fee rates and levels of funding, set by the island authority on an annual basis.

Tuition Fee

2021/22 Applicants (Full-time)

£18,500

2021/22 Applicants (Part-time)

£9,250

2021/22 MA Architecture Applicants

£9,250

International (Non-EU)

Tuition Fee

2021/22 Applicants (Full-time

£18,500

2021/22 Applicants (Part-time)

£9,250

2021/22 MA Architecture Applicants*

£18,500

Postgraduate Financial Support

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All accepted students will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of one term’s full tuition fees by 1 September. Please note this does not apply for Master of Architecture.

Discounts

AUB Alumni – progression discount

If you're an undergraduate Alumnus you may be eligible to receive one of the following discounts:

  • 20% tuition fee discount when progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate study.
  • Academic scholarship – 33% tuition fee discount when progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate study with a first-class honours degree.

AUB Foundation, Study Abroad or Summer Course (in excess of £1,500) students – progression discount:

  • May be eligible to receive a 10% tuition fee discount when progressing to MA

These discounts don't apply to Master of Architecture students.

Non AUB Alumni

Applicants who hold a 2:1 degree or above may be eligible to receive a 10% tuition fee discount of the cost of an MA course.

Applicants from a non-degree background with relevant/equivalent work experience may be eligible to receive a 10% tuition fee discount of the cost of an MA course.

These discounts don't apply to AUB Alumni or Master of Architecture students.

Student Finance England

Postgraduate students may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England. Master of Architecture students may be eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee loan through Student Finance England.

UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

From 2016/17, the Government provide a loan for postgraduate MA study. The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) will be paid to the student as a contribution towards Tuition Fees, living costs and other course costs.

What you need to know:

  • Loans will be available up to a maximum value of £10,906 for 2019/20 and paid directly to the student in three equal instalments per academic year, up to a maximum of two years
  • The loan is available for students starting their course in the academic year 2016/17 or later (i.e. on or after 1 August 2016)
  • Loans will be available to UK and EU Nationals (and individuals with settled status in the UK)
  • Students under 60 will be eligible for MA loans
  • Loans are available all our MA programmes, excluding MArch: students studying full-time, part-time may be eligible
  • In order to qualify for a part-time MA loan, you need to be studying at least 50% intensity of an equivalent full-time student in the first year of the course
  • Loans are non-means tested
  • Students who already hold an MA qualification (or an equivalent or higher level qualification) will not be eligible for PGL. This applies even if the previous qualification was entirely self-funded and/or achieved outside the UK
  • Lower level qualifications such as Postgraduate Diplomas or Postgraduate Certificates of Education will not affect eligibility for PGL
  • Repayments will be income-contingent and made concurrently with undergraduate loans. Rates will be set at 6% of annual income over £21,000
  • Interest will accrue at a rate of RPI + 3% on all outstanding balances

You can apply online or request a paper application form from the Government ‘Funding for postgraduate study‘ website.

If you have any questions about your eligibility for the loan please contact Student Finance England.

Channel Island and Isle of Man

Students from the Island attending full-time higher education course at Arts University Bournemouth are entitled to apply for means-tested funding.

Please refer to the appropriate website for more details.

A small number of AUB bursaries may be available to Island students who are undertaking a postgraduate course (either taught MA or research degree).

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)

International Scholarships

We aim to have a diverse student environment with the best creative talent in the UK and have a large number of bursaries and scholarships available. These are awarded for every year of your course, giving you financial support throughout your time studying with us. You can see the full range of scholarship on our EU and International Scholarships page.

If you have any questions or would like to talk further about your application or the scholarship, please contact us: international@aub.ac.uk

AUB offers scholarships of up to £5000 for Master’s level study. In addition to this, tuition fee discounts related to early payment of fees are available for international students on all full-time courses (including Foundation and Undergraduate), contact us for further details.

A number of external scholarships are open to international students applying to Arts University Bournemouth for Master’s level courses. Please note that these scholarships are extremely competitive and require the demonstration of outstanding achievement in the field of the creative arts. Students interested in applying for external scholarships should contact the international office for further details.

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.

International Scholarships

We aim to have a diverse student environment with the best creative talent in the UK and have a large number of bursaries and scholarships available. These are awarded for every year of your course, giving you financial support throughout your time studying with us. You can see the full range of scholarship on our EU and International Scholarships page.

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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