Fees & Funding

Deciding to study at university is an investment in your future. There are many studies that confirm that graduates, on the whole, earn more over the course of their working life than non-graduates.

It’s important, though, that you consider how much it will cost to study at University and what funding is available to help you achieve your goals.

You will pay tuition fees for all our courses and these vary depending on the type, level and location of the course you are studying. You will also need to consider accommodation, living and travel costs as part of this.

There is a wide range of financial support available to you through Student Finance England and potentially other external sources. The University of Bolton also offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to make studying easier.





Government Funding

Eligibility and entitlement to Government Funding can be based on your household income, what you are studying, and how you choose to study. Below is what is available:

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University Bursaries And Grants

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No Hidden Extras Guarantee for Undergraduate Students commencing academic year 2023/24

Unlike most other universities we will not ask you to pay any additional fees or costs that are mandatory for the completion of your course*. We will include items such as:

· Technical or laboratory materials, e.g. for Art & Design or Creative Technology courses

· All compulsory site visits and trips

· Specific uniform/equipment or clothing required by the course

· Printing for academic studies. There is an allowance of £20 per academic year (equivalent to printing 500 black and white A4 sheets)

*Terms and conditions apply please see our Policy Zone

Student Finance Information

If you are having difficulty managing your finances whilst studying at university, we can help you work through your problems with budgeting and money management sessions. Learn how to manage your finances and avoid getting into debt. We act as a referral agency allowing you to get in touch with the right people.

Scholarships & Bursaries

In addition to Government funding, there are some financial awards/fee waivers available to students both from the University and external bodies. Take a look at our Scholarships and Bursary page to find out what’s available to you.

Living costs

Before starting higher education, it’s important to think about the costs you’re likely to face and how to manage your money.

You’ll receive your maintenance support in termly instalments. This will need to be budgeted for on-going costs such as accommodation, insurance, fuel costs, TV licence, food and drink, travel, sports, leisure and social activities, mobile phone and internet.

Below is an example of the average cost of living for one academic year, based on a full-time student living in the University’s Halls of Residence. Please note, if you’re living in private accommodation you’ll need to calculate your total accommodation and transport costs. Figures given are estimates only.

If you’d like to arrange an individual budgeting session please contact our student funding advisors: studentfunding@bolton.ac.uk

Estimated living costs 2022/23
46 weeks
Accommodation in the University’s approved and recommended Halls of Residence £4,554
Food (based on an average weekly spend of £30) £1380
Transport (including home visits) £500
Course-related costs £300
Clothing and footwear £400
Mobile phone (based on £30 per month for 11 months) £330
General living expenses including sport/leisure/socialising £1210
TV licence £150
Total annual expenditure £8,824


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