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Funding your study

There are a variety of funding sources available, depending on the course you choose, where you live, and a number of other factors.

Sponsorship from your employer

Many of our students receive financial support from their employers. If you study by distance learning, you can continue to work while you study, and your employer will benefit from your development.


There are a small number of scholarships available for specific courses. The level of competition is very high. It may benefit your case if you hold an offer to study the course before you apply.

Alumni bursary

If you are a University of London graduate (via the International Programmes / External System), you can receive a discount on further study.

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From loans and scholarships to getting sponsored by an employer, there are many options to help support your study.

Additional sources of funding

UK Only



  • Refugee Protection: members of the Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance & Protection (PHAP) receive a bursary of 10 per cent on all fees for this MA programme.
  • Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health: Royal Veterinary College staff and alumni receive a 20 per cent bursary off most fees for the College's distance-learning programmes.


  • United Nations (UNESCO, FAO, UNDP, UNEP etc).
  • Bilateral Aid Agencies (SIDA, GTZ, etc).
  • European Union.
  • British Council.
  • UK Department for International Development / Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
  • NGOs.
  • Educational and other charitable trusts.

School of Advanced Study funding

Students at the School of Advanced Study have access to a range of bursaries, fee waivers, scholarships, grants, and awards.