Fees and Funding for Masters Study for EU students.


Postgraduate study is a significant financial commitment and we want you to be completely aware of the associated costs before becoming a student at Birmingham. Information on tuition fees and other related costs will help you plan your finances from day one.

The annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, which usually runs from October to the end of September the following year. The University tuition fee covers the cost of your tuition, examination and graduation, and includes membership of the Guild of Students.

At Birmingham we recognise that students need flexibility when paying fees. We provide a range of payment options to suit everyone. The fee can either be paid in full or spread over manageable instalments by Direct Debit.



There are some new sources of repayable funding available to EU students starting a Masters course from September 2016.  The UK Government recently confirmed the availability of £10,000 loans for EU students under 60 wanting to take a UK Masters degree from 2016-17.  The Erasmus + Master Loan is currently available to students from Spain and may be available in other EU countries in the future.

The University of Birmingham has a funding database which details scholarship opportunities and application deadlines.

There are seven government-funded research councils that offer financial support to postgraduate students. The majority of the awards made by these councils are to students undertaking research degrees, though there are a few awards available to students on taught programmes:

Alternatively, you can search for support from trust or charity organisations online at:

The EU postgraduate recruitment team will be available between 15:00-17:00 to answer any questions you might have about fees and funding.

Related Content

more information about postgraduate fees and funding

View related Virtual Tour

Speaker profiles

  • Chloe Pattison

    Chloe is a postgraduate recruitment officer. She manages our EU recruitment. (Live Q&A 15:00-17:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Fees and Funding for Masters Study for EU students. live event.

We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check www.pg.bham.ac.uk now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 23 November 2016. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Aston Webb

Henry asked:

Do the £10,000 loan for Masters include interest or inflation rates?

Ruth - postgraduate recruitment advisor replied:

Hi Henry,

If you mean for the repayment, interest will accrue at a rate of RPI + 3% for this PG Loan.

If you mean in applying for the money, you will be able to apply for a maximum of £10,000, but it is up to you for how much you apply.

I hope that helps!

Georger asked:

What happened to the £10,000 EU Masters scholorship?

Ruth - postgraduate recruitment advisor replied:

Hi Georger,

Am I correct in understanding you are referring to the Birmingham Masters Scholarship that was available for the 2015-16? These were a one-off last year, when the decision was being made on the PG Loans, to help out students who paid the higher tuition fee. For this year the opportunity to apply for a PG Loan is there, which bridges the gap.

I hope that helps!


Find out more about the Erasmus + Masters Loans

Hassan asked:

is there any funding for international students?

Chloe replied:

If you are a non EU International student, you can search any available scholarships via the Postgraduate Funding Database.  You may also like to check your country page.