University of Birmingham Finance

University of Birmingham Finance

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University of Birmingham Finance

Before starting your course and travelling to the UK you must have sufficient funds to cover your tuition and living costs, it is not possible to raise enough money to cover tuition fees and living costs through part-time work.

Should I be paying home or international tuition fees?

Please refer to the UKCISA information on tuition fees to help you assess your fee status. This guide should give you a clear idea of whether you have a home or International student status.

The decision as to whether you will receive home fee status will be made by the University Admissions department. You need to meet all the requirements to be given home fee status.

Paying for your course

Before coming to the UK you need carefully budget your finances to make sure you have money for both your tuition fees and living costs. You must have enough funds to cover all your costs for the duration of your course, before you travel to the UK. Do not plan to rely on earnings from work in the UK as it is not possible to fund your course through part-time work alone, you will need full funding in place before start your course.

If you do not have enough money you will struggle financially and may have to leave your course before completing. Please note the University does withdraw students if they do not pay their fees in time.  There are a number of payment options; please note that fees must be paid according to the University payment dates. If you do not have funding in time for the start of your course you should delay the start of your course.

Cost of living in the UK and budgeting tools

The cost of living in the UK will depend on a number of factors such as the type of accommodation you have, the amount you spend on food, travel, clothing and social activities.