Fees & Funding

At Brunel, we recognise that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. These pages provide information on paying your tuition fees, scholarships and other sources of funding, and  an overview of the banking system in the UK. We also have helpful tips for managing your money and links to useful websites

How much will my course cost?

The fees for each course are listed on its course page. Some courses will charge additional fees for things like accreditation exams for a professional body. A general breakdown of fees by school, and information on fees in previous years can be found on the undergraduate and postgraduate finance pages.

Will I pay International or Home fees?

This depends on a number of factors. If you are not sure whether you can be classed as a home student the UKCISA website has a helpful checklist. If you are still unsure then please contact Home Admissions for a fee status questionnaire. 

How much money will I need on top of my fees?

Update - The UK Border Agency have announced changes to the Maintenance Requirements for Tier 4. In addition to the first year’s Tuition Fees, from 6th April 2012, when applying for a visa for Brunel University, you must show you have living costs of £800 per month for each month of your course (to a maximum of 9 months, or £7,200).

If you have applied to live in on-campus accommodation, the maximum amount you may deduct from the living costs part of your visa application’s Maintenance Requirement will now be £1,000.

We therefore recommend that students do not pay more than £1,000 to the University for accommodation before arriving in the UK. Instead you should retain further accommodation payments in your bank account, to support your visa application.

Please start planning in advance to make sure you will have enough money in your bank account for your Tier 4 visa application. For more information please see our Immigration webpages.

Beyond this you should ensure that you budget sensibly. If you are applying for a Tier 4 visa you will need to show evidence of a certain amount of money (currently £7,200 for most students. See applying for a student visa for more information). Beyond this you should ensure that you budget sensibly. See our tips for budgeting while at university, and try out the International Student Calculator developed by UNIAID.

What Scholarships are available from Brunel?

Brunel offers a range of scholarships for international students starting in 2013.

Page last updated: Thursday 13 March 2014