Fees and scholarships for international students

International Fees

The ֱ has a specific fee structure for international students depending on the level of study being undertaken.


Level of ֱ Fees 65% deposit amount**
Undergraduate - BA/BSc £15,500 (per annum) £10,075
Undergraduate - BA/BSc Degrees with Foundation years (Foundation year only) £15,500 (for Foundation Year only) £10,075
Taught Masters - MA/MSc £15,600 (total)* £10,140
MBA (up to 15 months) £17,000 (total) £11,050
2 year Taught Masters / 22 months Taught Masters 'with placement' £18,300 (total) £11,895
2 year MBA / 22 months MBA 'with placement' £19,700 (total) £12,805
2 year MSc Social Work £15,625 (per annum) £31,250 (total) £10,156.25
2 year MSc Nursing with Registration (Adult) £15,500 (per annum) £31,000 (total)* £10,075

Please note: per annum means fees are payable each year of the degree. Total means this is the entire cost of the degree. The amount is not payable each year unless specified.

* £1,400 per annum payable for the provision of placement.
**If a pre-sessional course is required, the fee is payable in full for the pre-sessional plus 65% of published tuition fees. E.g. £1,000 (100% of pre-sessional fee) + £11,050 (65% of MBA fee) = £12,050


Level of ֱ Fees 65% deposit amount**
Undergraduate - BA/BSc £14,500 (per annum) £9,425
Undergraduate - BA/BSc Degrees with Foundation years (Foundation year only) £14,500 (for Foundation Year only) £9,425
Taught Masters - MA/MSc £14,600 (total)* £9,490
MBA £15,900 (total) £10,335
2 year Taught Masters / 22 months Taught Masters 'with placement' £17,100 (total) £11,115
2 year MBA / 22 months MBA 'with placement' £18,400 (total) £11,960
2 year MSc Social Work £14,600 (per annum) £29,200 (total) £9,490
2 year MSc Nursing with Registration (Adult) £14,975 (per annum) £29,950 (total)* £9733.75

Please note: per annum means fees are payable each year of the degree. Total means this is the entire cost of the degree. The amount is not payable each year unless specified.

* £1,400 per annum payable for the provision of placement.
**If a pre-sessional course is required, the fee is payable in full for the pre-sessional plus 65% of published tuition fees. E.g. £1,000 (100% of pre-sessional fee) + £10,335 (65% of MBA fee) = £11,335

Scholarships and Bursaries

The ֱ offers a wide range of generous Scholarships for international students. Please check below to see if you are eligible.

Undergraduate

You can find all our Undergraduate scholarships listed below.


Our A level and IB scholarship is worth £3000 off international tuition fees for each year of study. To receive the award, the below criteria must be met. Applicants must be:

  • Classed as International/Overseas fee-payer status. Home fee paying students are not eligible
  • Achieve an IB Diploma score of 33 points or more, or A level grades of ABB or higher
  • Applying for the first year of an undergraduate course at level 4 (first year) commencing from September 2024 onwards (Applicants applying for level 5 or 6 are not eligible as they would not be entering on the basis of their A level or IB results)
  • Applicants for the International Foundation Year would not be eligible, but would receive the International Foundation Year Scholarship.
  • Only international A levels administered by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), Oxford AQA, Edexcel (Pearson), and Learning Resource Network (LRN) are eligible for this award, including the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level. All A levels taken in the UK are eligible. No other equivalents are accepted. If you have any questions as to whether your qualifications are eligible for the award, please contact our International team via international@beds.ac.uk
  • Students who are successful in being awarded this scholarship will not be eligible for any other scholarships or bursaries, but will be eligible for the £500 prompt payment discount on tuition fees

Our AP Merit Scholarship is worth £3000 off international tuition fees for each year of study. To receive the award, the below criteria must be met. Applicants must be:

  • Classed as International/Overseas fee-payer status. Home fee paying students are not eligible
  • Achieve an AP score of 3, 3, 3 points or more
  • Applying for the first year of an undergraduate course at level 4 (first year) commencing from September 2024 onwards (Applicants applying for level 5 or 6 are not eligible as they would not be entering on the basis of their AP results)
  • Applicants for the International Foundation Year would not be eligible, but would receive the International Foundation Year Scholarship.
  • Students who are successful in being awarded this scholarship will not be eligible for any other scholarships or bursaries, but will be eligible for the prompt payment discounts on tuition fees

Our HKDSE Merit Scholarship is worth £3000 off international tuition fees for each year of study. To receive the award, the below criteria must be met. Applicants must be:

  • Classed as International/Overseas fee-payer status. Home fee paying students are not eligible
  • Achieve a HKDSE score equivalent to 128 UCAS points or more (excluding Chinese Language)
  • Applying for the first year of an undergraduate course at level 4 (first year) commencing from September 2024 onwards (Applicants applying for level 5 or 6 are not eligible as they would not be entering on the basis of their HKDSE results)
  • Achieve a HKDSE score equivalent to 128 UCAS points or more (excluding Chinese Language)
  • Applicants for the International Foundation Year would not be eligible, but would receive the International Foundation Year Scholarship.
  • Students who are successful in being awarded this scholarship will not be eligible for any other scholarships or bursaries, but will be eligible for the prompt payment discounts on tuition fees

Our Undergraduate EU Qualifications Scholarship is worth £4500 off international tuition fees for each year of study. To receive the award, the below criteria must be met. Applicants must be:

  • Classed as International/Overseas fee-payer status. Home fee paying students are not eligible.
  • Applying for the first year of an undergraduate course at level 3 (foundation) or level 4 (first year) commencing from September 2023 onwards (Applicants looking to enter at level 5 or 6 are not eligible as they would not be entering on the basis of an eligible EU qualification)
  • Applying based solely on an eligible EU qualification. See our full list of accepted qualifications. Admissions based on a mix of non-EU and EU qualifications are not eligible.
  • Students who are successful in being awarded the bursary will not be eligible for any other scholarships or bursaries, but will be eligible for the prompt payment discounts on tuition fees.

Our International Undergraduate Merit Award is worth £1000 off international tuition fees for each year of study. To receive the award, the below criteria must be met. Applicants must be:

  • Classed as International/Overseas fee-payer status. Home fee paying students are not eligible.
  • Be in receipt of an offer to study in first year of an undergraduate course at the ֱ at level 4 (first year) commencing in September 2024 only.
  • Applicants applying for level 3 (International Foundation Year), level 5 or 6 are not eligible.
  • Complete the
  • Scholarship applications will be assessed by a panel who will consider academic grades (including predicted grades) and the responses to the application questions. The panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • In order to receive the Scholarship, successful applicants must pay their deposit for their course within one month of being notified of their award. Full instructions on this will be given to successful applicants.
  • Students who are successful in being awarded this scholarship will not be eligible for any other scholarships or bursaries, but will be eligible for the prompt payment discounts on tuition fees.

Application deadline: 7 June 2024


Our International Foundation Year Scholarship is worth £1000 off international tuition fees for the first year of study. To receive the award, the below criteria must be met. Applicants must be:

  • Classed as International/Overseas fee-payer status. Home fee paying students are not eligible.
  • Applying for a Foundation year (Level 3) commencing in September 2024 only
  • Students who are successful in being awarded the bursary will not be eligible for any other scholarships or bursaries, but will be eligible for the prompt payment discounts on tuition fees.

Our High Achievers Undergraduate Scholarship for Bangladesh is worth £3000 off international tuition fees for each year of study. To receive the award, the below criteria must be met. Applicants must be:

  • Classed as International/Overseas fee-payer status. Home fee paying students are not eligible.
  • Achieve 4.8/5 or more in the Bangladeshi Year 12 exams
  • Applying for the first year of an undergraduate course at level 4 (first year) commencing in September 2024 only (Applicants looking to enter at level 5 or 6 are not eligible as they would not be entering on the basis of an eligible qualification)
  • Students who are successful in being awarded the bursary will not be eligible for any other scholarships or bursaries, but will be eligible for the prompt payment discounts on tuition fees.

Our High Achievers Undergraduate Scholarship for India is worth £3000 off international tuition fees for each year of study. To receive the award, the below criteria must be met. Applicants must be:

  • Classed as International/Overseas fee-payer status. Home fee paying students are not eligible.
  • Achieve 75% or more in the Indian Year 12 exams
  • Applying for the first year of an undergraduate course at level 4 (first year) commencing in September 2024 only (Applicants looking to enter at level 5 or 6 are not eligible as they would not be entering on the basis of an eligible qualification)
  • Applicants for the International Foundation Year would not be eligible, but would receive the International Foundation Year Scholarship
  • Students who are successful in being awarded the bursary will not be eligible for any other scholarships or bursaries, but will be eligible for the prompt payment discounts on tuition fees.

Our High Achievers Undergraduate Scholarship for Nepal is worth £3000 off international tuition fees for each year of study. To receive the award, the below criteria must be met. Applicants must be:

  • Classed as International/Overseas fee-payer status. Home fee paying students are not eligible.
  • Achieve 75% or more in the Nepalese Year 12 exams
  • Applying for the first year of an undergraduate course at level 4 (first year) commencing in September 2024 only (Applicants looking to enter at level 5 or 6 are not eligible as they would not be entering on the basis of an eligible qualification)
  • Students who are successful in being awarded the bursary will not be eligible for any other scholarships or bursaries, but will be eligible for the prompt payment discounts on tuition fees.

Our High Achievers Undergraduate Scholarship for Pakistan is worth £3000 off international tuition fees for each year of study. To receive the award, the below criteria must be met. Applicants must be:

  • Classed as International/Overseas fee-payer status. Home fee paying students are not eligible.
  • Achieve 900/1100 or more in the Pakistani Year 12 exams
  • Applying for the first year of an undergraduate course at level 4 (first year) commencing in September 2024 only (Applicants looking to enter at level 5 or 6 are not eligible as they would not be entering on the basis of an eligible qualification)
  • Applicants for the International Foundation Year would not be eligible, but would receive the International Foundation Year Scholarship
  • Students who are successful in being awarded the bursary will not be eligible for any other scholarships or bursaries, but will be eligible for the prompt payment discounts on tuition fees.

Postgraduate

You can find all our Postgraduate scholarships listed below.


Our Postgraduate Global Merit Scholarship is worth £3000 off the total international tuition fees for the course. To receive the award, the below criteria must be met. Applicants must be:

  • Classed as International/Overseas fee-payer status. Home fee paying students are not eligible
  • Applying for a postgraduate course commencing in September 2024 only
  • Achieve a minimum 75% GPA or equivalent. Where undergraduate awards are not expressed as a percentage, the equivalency will be calculated by the University.
  • Students progressing from an Undergraduate course at the ֱ are also eligible (but if successful in receiving this award, will then not be eligible for the Alumni discount or VC’s Scholarship).
  • Students who are successful in being awarded this scholarship will not be eligible for any other scholarships or bursaries (including the Alumni discount), but will be eligible for the prompt payment discounts on tuition fees.

On all Master’s postgraduate degree courses, including MBA, international students not receiving any of our other scholarships will receive the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship, which is a reduction of £1,000 off their first year’s fees. Students progressing from one of our undergraduate degrees to Master’s programmes will also be eligible for this award (see Alumni Discount below).

  • Students who are successful in being awarded this scholarship will not be eligible for any other scholarships or bursaries, but will be eligible for the £500 prompt payment discount on tuition fees

Chevening is the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, offering future leaders from around the world a unique opportunity to study a postgraduate qualification in the UK. The ֱ also work in partnership with Chevening to offer three additional awards, offering further opportunities to those student who choose the University on their application. More information can be found on our Chevening page


International students progressing from a ֱ undergraduate programme to a Master’s or MBA programme at the University will receive, in the first year only, both a £1,000 Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship and a £500 alumni discount (unless in receipt of another award, such as the PG Global Merit Scholarship). An additional discount of £500 is available for prompt payment of the first year fees in full, before or at registration.

Universal Discounts

You can find all our universal (available to all) scholarships listed below.


A discount of £500 is available for prompt payment of each year’s fees in full, before or at the point of registration, for both undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate research students who pay their full tuition fee before or at registration, will receive a £1,000 discount on that year’s fees.

The tuition fee pre-payment of 65% will be calculated on the full, published tuition fees and will not take into account any scholarships, bursaries or awards. These will be applied to the remaining balance of your fees.

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