How you can fund your studies

  • Student loan
  • Receiving bursaries and scholarships from Aston
  • Parental contributions
  • Working part-time

Overview of funding available

Maintenance loan (UK Students)

This is paid to you to help cover costs such as rent, course materials and living. The amount you get is awarded based on your household income. Good news, you don't start to repay the loan until you are earning over £25,000.

Find out more about your maintenance loan.

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View more information from Student Finance UK.

Payment of deposits

All International students and Home/EU postgraduate students will be required to pay a deposit to secure a place on their chosen course. There exceptions: undergraduate or postgraduate students who take out a student loan do not have to pay a deposit and sponsored students (e.g. government sponsored) are also exempt.

Details of any deposit that you will need to pay (for example, the amount and the date it will need to be paid by) will be outlined in the letter we send to you to offer you a place on the course.

Any deposit that a student is asked to pay will then be deducted from their first year tuition fees. Details of how to pay your deposit will be outlined in your offer letter. If you have any questions about the payment of the deposit, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions team or the Undergraduate Admissions team.

EU students

For the academic years 2021/22 and beyond, we do not yet know what will or won’t change regarding tuition fees for EU students as this will be dependent on the UK government’s negotiations with the EU. Please refer to our Brexit page for more information.