Fees and Finance: Full Time PG Cert Education Students 2012/13

Please note, this information is for prospective UK and EU students joining full-time Postgraduate Certificate Programmes leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at Brunel University in September 2012.

Fees, Grants and Loans

From autumn 2012, Brunel University will charge £9,000 for full-time PG Cert’s. However, you will not need to pay these fees up-front whilst you are studying, unless you wish to.

The cost of tuition will be paid by a student loan from the Student Loans Company (SLC) in the same way as you will have a Student Loan for Maintenance which you will only start to repay once you have left your course and are earning over £21,000.

Full-time students studying a PG Cert can benefit from a range of financial support. (Please note the following figures have been issued by the Government and may be subject to change.)

No Upfront Costs

  • You don't have to pay for your course yourself upfront;
  • You can get a loan to cover the cost of your tuition, which you only start to pay back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.

Loans for Living Costs

  • Student Loan for Maintenance is available to help with living costs such as food, accommodation and travel;
  • A loan of up to £7,675 may be available if you live away from home;
  • A loan of up to £4,375 may be available if you live with your parents.

Non-Repayable Grants

  • Maintenance Grants are available to help with living costs such as food, accommodation and travel;
  • If your household income is up to £25,000 you will be entitled to a full grant, of £3,250, which you won't have to pay back;
  • If your household income is between £25,000 and £42,600 you would be entitled to a grant of between £50 and £3,250, which you won't have to pay back.

For more information from the Government about fees and repayments visit

Page last updated: Tuesday 12 February 2013