University may feel like a big financial commitment, but support is available. Don’t let money worries get in the way of your university education.

What Support Can I Get?

University is no doubt a big investment and it can be daunting thinking about how you are going to pay for it and manage during your studies. The important thing to remember is that there is a range of financial support available as well as guidance to help you through the process.

These pages provide information for prospective UK students about tuition fees, financial support and scholarships at the University of Bolton.

The financial support you are entitled to apply for from the Government varies depending on your choice of programme, whether you are studying full-time or part-time, and your individual circumstances.

We also offer a range of financial awards/fee waivers available to students both from the University and from external bodies. Take a look at our Scholarships and Bursary page to find out what is available to you.

Choose from the links below for finance guidance based on your type of course and mode of study. If you are an International student please click here.

All UK universities charge annual tuition fees. The tuition fee for your course will depend on whether you are studying full-time or part-time, what level qualification it is, and whether you are a UK/EU or international student.

Each course description has the tuition fee for that course. Use the course finder to find the course you’re interested in. To help you cover the costs of your course, you maybe entitled to government funding, please see below to find out more.

The Government provides loans to help UK and EU students pay for the cost of university. This includes a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fee’s (tuition fee loan) as well as financial support (maintenance loan) for living costs such as accommodation, food and transport.

How much Government funding you can get depends on a number of factors, such as what type of course you are applying for, whether or not you will be living at home, and whether or not you have children.

Find out more about Government funding. The Government’s student finance calculator can help you see what you could be entitled to.




One of the benefits of studying at the University of Bolton is that we have some of the most affordable living costs in the UK.

Bolton is packed with all the shops, bars and cultural venues you’d expect in a vibrant university town, but without the big-city prices. It’s a great place to live, and it’s also great to know that your money goes much further here!

To help you budget, we’ve put together a rough guide to the living costs you can expect at the University of Bolton.Typical student living costs for 2017/18:

Halls of residence student accommodation

Weekly Cost at Orlando Village:
£80 x 38 weeks for academic year = £3,040

Weekly food cost (estimate):
£30 x 38 weeks = £1,140

Weekly transport costs (estimate, including visits home):
£13 x 38 weeks = £500

Clothes and shoes
Weekly clothes and shoes costs (estimate):
£11 x 38 weeks = £400

Mobile phone
Weekly phone costs (estimate): £8 x 38 weeks = £300

Sport, leisure and socialising
Weekly cost (estimate) £26 x 38 weeks = £1,000

TV license
Weekly TV license cost: £2.86 x 38 weeks = £108

Total costs
Weekly living costs: £171
Yearly costs (38 weeks): £6,488


If you’ve got questions about any aspect of university funding, come and talk to our friendly student finance team! You can meet the team at one of our Open Days, arrange your own private appointment or you can contact them directly by using the contact details below:

Karen Bentley Student Funding Advisor Tel: 01204 903497 Email:

Carol Gray Bursary and Scholarship Advisor Tel: 01204 903499 Email:

Antonia Hayes Bursary and Scholarship Advisor Tel: 01204 903448 Email:


Other useful sites:

Student Finance England (Government)

Student Loans Company

The Student Room