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International funding – Bath Spa University

How to fund your course as an international student.

The funding that you're eligible for depends on your fee status, the type of course you're studying, and when you start your Bath Spa University studies.

Funding for international students

Financial aid for US students

Bath Spa University is eligible to certify loan applications for William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans (Direct Loans) including Direct subsidized loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Parent PLUS loans and Graduate PLUS loans.

The Bath Spa University school code is: G35333.

More information about US Federal Direct Loans is available on the Federal Student Aid website via the following link

For information on Federal Aid, fee payments and general financial information, please see the US Federal Loans webpages.

US Private loans

The only private loan currently available to students at foreign schools is the Sallie Mae Student Loan.

Please review the Direct Lending programme before you progress with a private loan as this may be a more favourable option

For information on private loans, fee payments and general financial information, please see the Sallie Mae Private Loans webpage.

Veterans Affairs Benefits

Bath Spa University participated in the US Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits Program and some courses were approved to process VA Benefits under various GI Bill programmes.

However, due to changes in legislation for foreign schools, we are currently unable to request any additional courses are approved. Even if you wish to study a course already approved by the VA, you may not be able to use your benefits. 

Please contact for further information.

Loans for Canadian students

The Government of Canada offers full and part-time loans to students with demonstrated financial need in all provinces and territories across Canada, with the exception of Quebec, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

The purpose of a Canadian Student Loan is to supplement, not replace, the financial resources that you (and your family, where applicable) are expected to contribute.

For information on Canadian Loans, fee payments and general financial information, please see the Funding for students from Canada webpages.


Bath Spa University offers a range of scholarship opportunities for high-achieving international students who would gain from studying in the UK. The scholarship programme includes opportunities at undergraduate level. 

The University also awards a Sanctuary Scholarship to students from refugee and asylum-seeking communities.

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