Paying your fees
Before you come to Belfast Bible College, it’s important that you think and pray carefully about how you will fund your time of study with us. We will ask for some information on this at each stage of the application process and will also do all that we can to support you each step of the way. To the right are some practical tips which you may want to consider as you plan.
Annual fees for tuition, food and accommodation are payable in a few different ways. You can pay by cash, cheque or online via electronic bank transfer using the following details:
Sort Code: 98-05-90
Account number: 21890032
Using your Name as a reference. If you have any problems, please feel free to get in touch.
Registration fees for all courses must be paid at the beginning of the academic year before you start your course.
Options for complete payment of fees include;
- Payment upfront (by the end of September 2022)
- Payment by two equal instalments by standing order (at the end of October 2022 and the end of January 2023 to coincide when you may receive instalments of your maintenance grant)
- By a standing order with your bank (7 equal instalments from October 2022 to May 2023)
All outstanding balance must be paid prior to the end of term (May 2023)
If you have any questions regarding student fees, please contact our Finance Officer, Michael Totten, through the office
For the exact amount of fees to be paid for each course, please see the course information pages.
Scholarships for students starting Autumn 2022
Amount: up to £3,000.00 per annum for each full year
Deadline: 30th May 2022
- You wish to start on the BA, GDip, GCert or MA programmes at the college in the autumn of 2022 and you have a prior degree, in a subject other than Theology.
- those applying for the BA, GCert or GDip already have a degree in another subject; and
- those applying for the MA already have a masters in another subject
- You are ineligible to receive government tuition fee loans or grants for study
- Your plan is to enter into a Christian service vocation in the United Kingdom / Republic of Ireland, either in full-time church or para-church leadership, or in evangelical scholarship and research after graduation
If you are eligible and would like to apply for this scholarship, please contact our Finance Officer, Michael Totten, through the office.
In addition to the scholarship, an annual student Bursary scheme is also available for students to apply for later in the year.
Many students choose to work on a part-time basis alongside their studies to help fund their course at BBC. Suitable jobs may be available locally, or in the nearby cities of Lisburn and Belfast. We usually advise students to work a minimum number of hours per week during term time, to ensure that their job doesn't adversely affect the amount of time available for study. Please note, students coming to BBC from outside the EU may not be allowed to work while studying within the UK, due to visa restrictions. For up to date information and legislation details, you should contact UKVI.
For many BBC students, their time here is a stepping stone to further future involvement in mission or ministry, at home or overseas. For that reason, a student's home church may choose to support them financially while they study. If this is not something you have considered, you may want to chat to your Minister, Pastor or Church Leader about the level of prayerful and financial support which your church could provide.
Friends & Family
Many BBC students also receive support from family and friends to help them financially during their time at college. You may want to put together a prayer letter and update which you could send to individuals allowing them to prayerfully consider supporting you in this way. If you are thinking of future ministry involvement after you graduate, this is a great way of beginning to build up a good support base.
Some trusts and organisations may offer student bursaries towards fees, living expenses, or the cost of your overseas placement. Some of these bursaries may be specifically for Postgraduate students who would not be able to access the usual loans or grants.
Scholarships for Overseas students
Due to changes in United Kingdom Visa & Immigration regulations, we are no longer permitted to offer scholarships to any potential overseas student.