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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

Undergraduate

Find your tuition fee for Undergraduate degree courses starting in September 2021. Please note that Home/EU and Channel Islands and Isle of Man fees will be subject to increase each year, and International fees are fixed for the duration of your course.

Undergraduate Fees

All students are required to pay tuition fees for each academic year of study. Students who enter directly onto years 2 or 3 of a course will pay year 1 tuition fees.

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Tuition Fee

2021/22 Applicants

£9,250

EU

Fees are subject to government review and we expect them to be confirmed by the end of October.

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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

Tuition Fee

2021/22 Applicants

£9,250

International (Non-EU)

Tuition Fee

2021/22 Applicants

£16,950

Undergraduate Financial Support

Home/EU

Student Loans Company (SLC)

The SLC works with Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales, the Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Higher Education Institutions and HMRC to provide support for British and EU students in the UK.

SLC support includes loans to cover the cost of tuition fees, as well as maintenance loans to contribute towards living costs whilst at University.

  • For undergraduate students who have arranged an SLC loan to cover the cost of tuition fees, the SLC will pay the loan directly to AUB.
  • For undergraduate students, all other SLC maintenance loans will be paid directly to the student.
  • For undergraduate students, any other fees due to the University will need to be paid directly by the student.

For further information about SLC support and for details on how to apply please visit http://www.slc.co.uk.

Maintenance Loan

Maintenance loans are available for each year of study to help with living costs such as food, accommodation and travel. The amount you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and your household income.

For more information and to find out what support you could get, please use the Student Finance Calculator on gov.uk.

Bursaries and Additional Support

Students who enrol in 2020/21 and progress successfully to Level 6 study at the University in 2022/23, and who are in receipt of a full maintenance loan will receive a progression scholarship of £300 for their Level 6 study here to support the additional cost of their final year projects. (Once enrolled for Level 6 study, this scholarship is paid in two instalments of their Level 6 study, one in December and one in February.)

Discretionary Support Fund

This is a fund for students from under-represented groups with a residual household income below £25,000, who are in receipt of a full maintenance loan. Support available may include bicycle and bus vouchers, refectory vouchers, support for educational visits, and exceptionally, hardship grants or loans.

Care Leavers

The University will provide an annual grant of £2,000 to support any student joining us from a care background and who meet our criteria. This support aims to work towards breaking down the barriers that prevent young people from care entering higher education. It's awarded for each year of academic study at the university and will be paid in February.

Disabled Students

A discretionary fund supports applications from students with a disability to meet the £200 contribution for a laptop previously provided through DSA.

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’ income 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’ income 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

All full-time Pre-degree and BA students who pay annual fees in full by 1 August receive a 10% tuition fee discount.

There is no additional material fee to be paid to AUB (for degree students) as basic supplies are included in the tuition fee – you may, however, wish to purchase additional materials yourself if required.

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.

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.

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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