Fees, funding, scholarships and bursaries

There's a lot to think about as you prepare to study at degree – including organising your finances. This page will tell you about student loans as well as the bursaries, scholarships and prizes, that we offer.

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Tuition fees

UK: £9,250 a year

EU/EEA/Switzerland and other international: £13,000 a year

If you’re an EU fee-paying student, you may be eligible for loans or grants from your own government.



Student loans

If you’re a UK student, government loans can help you with tuition and living costs.

A tuition fee loan will cover your full fees and be paid directly to us, which saves you the trouble of paying your tuition upfront. You can get more information from the Student Loans Company.  

For help with living costs, you can apply for a maintenance loan. The amount you can borrow varies, depending on your household income. You’ll find more about government financial support on the Government’s website.

Scholarships, bursaries and prizes

We want to encourage the best and the brightest to join the banking and finance sector and study with us at LIBF. So we offer a selection of scholarships, bursaries and prizes to attract and enable students from diverse backgrounds.

Joint LIBF and ISH Scholarships

To support our widening participation agenda, we are working with ISH to offer two fully-funded places (covering tuition fees and accommodation) to students from underrepresented student groups.

Please note that this particular scholarship is on hold and is not currently taking applications.

CeFS and DipFS Scholarships

If you're taking our financial education qualifications at school – and you're among the highest achieving students of our Certificate and Diploma in Financial Studies – we will offer you a first-year cash achievement award to study at LIBF.

Women in Finance Scholarships

To encourage more women to work in banking and finance, we offer a number of scholarships to female students who choose to study with us.

These are allocated to those who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in their pre-entry qualifications for our full-time undergraduate degree programmes. The scholarship, with a maximum value of £1,500 is awarded in three tranches.

Mature Learners Scholarships

We have scholarships available, each worth up to £1,500, for five first-year students aged 21 or over.

Alumni Fund Scholarships

Thanks to gifts from our alumni, we can offer some scholarships to first-year undergraduates who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in their pre-entry qualifications.

This is in addition to any grants or loans from the Student Loans Company and will help to cover some of your expenses.

Means Tested Bursary

UK undergraduate students whose family income is £40,000 a year or less may be eligible for a bursary. The amount available will depend on household income.

Asylum Seeker Bursary

Two Asylum Seeker Bursaries – worth a maximum of three years tuition fees – are available to support asylum seekers wishing to pursue a career in banking and finance.

Engagement and academic achievement prize

While studying with us, you may be rewarded for engagement or academic achievement. To reflect the bonus culture of the finance industry, every year we give financial rewards to:

  • the students with the best marks on both of our degree courses in each year group
  • the most engaged students on both courses in each year group.

Applying for scholarships, bursaries and prizes

You don't need to formally apply for most of our scholarships and bursaries. If you're eligible, you will automatically be considered by our Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Committee.

The only exception is the Joint LIBF and ISH Scholarship. You will need to complete a separate application if you wish to apply.

Email admissions@libf.ac.uk for further details and an application form.