Here you can find out about our fees, plus loans and other financial support that might be available to you.
When planning your finances, you will also need to consider other expenses such as living costs, accommodation fees and study materials. Our student finance calculator can help you budget for your first year. Our tuition fees and support section also offers further information.
If you have a sponsor who will be paying all or part of your tuition fees, use the fees sponsorship form to notify the Student Fees office. Download the fees sponsorship form (PDF).
For more information on fees, contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 23 8059 9599
Fax: +44 (0) 23 8059 9595
* If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you will receive financial support for university from the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government or the Northern Ireland Executive (as appropriate). If you live in the EU and meet certain eligibility criteria, you can get a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees.
** A contribution may be necessary towards certain elements - please check with your programme coordinator.
You will be able to choose between a bursary, partial fee waiver or a combination of both. This choice will be available in each year of study for which you are eligible for support.
In 2015/2016, if you are:
you could be eligible for a means tested award of up to £3,000 from the University. If you are not applying for a means-tested student loan from Student Finance (England, Wales, or Northern Ireland), or if your course is paid for by the NHS, you will NOT be eligible for this award.
You will be asked to make your choice during the enrolment process. If you don't make a choice, the default will be option A.
Note that the choice you make during your enrolment is FINAL, and cannot be changed during 2015/16.
Please note: For Options B and C, students in their first year of study whose household income is lower than £25,000 will only receive £1,000 as a bursary and £2,000 as a partial fee waiver.
This is a restriction imposed by the government on the National Scholarship Programme. After the first year, all options will be available in full.
Access to Southampton bursaries
In 2012/13 we introduced 300 bursaries of £1,000 each in year of entry for students with household income below £25,000 who are either resident in Hampshire/Isle of Wight and/or progress to the University via our Access to Southampton programme.
For 2014/15 we provided approximately 300 bursaries, allowing us to provide focused support for students in the greatest financial need.
These bursaries are separate from those available as part of the fee waiver package.
If you have any questions about fee waivers, bursaries or other student support, please contact our Student Services Centre before you enrol.
Tel: 02380 599 599
Sagentia STEM Bursary Scheme is an initiative which aims to support the development of science and engineering skills in the UK. Individual bursary value: £2,500 per academic year
For more information follow this link: Sagentia STEM Bursary Scheme
UK/EU students: £1,000 if you exceed your University of Southampton offer. Sum payable in year 1 only.
International students: £1,000 for each subject (maximum of 3) in which you exceed your University of Southampton offer. Sum payable for each year of your course.
There is no need to apply, however please see our full terms and conditions, for UK/EU and for International students.
As an institution in the top one per cent of world universities* and a leading research-intensive university, we aim for excellence in all of our endeavours. Through our new Southampton Merit Scholarships we attract and reward the highest achieving and most ambitious students that enrol on our programmes.
Our £1000 Southampton Merit Scholarships available to UK/EU students are offered across all our undergraduate programmes in Chemistry. To receive a Southampton Merit Scholarship you must gain A*AA at A-level or equivalent. Your A-level subjects must include chemistry and at least one other from biology, maths or physics. You must also select the University of Southampton as your firm acceptance through UCAS.
IB students need to offer 36 points (18HL) including chemistry and at least one other from biology, maths and physics, each at grade 6 (HL). Students taken other pre-university qualifications will have their qualifications considered individually. Achieving this standard will ensure that you are eligible for the award.
* QS World University Ranking 2012-13
Chemistry has bursaries for international students. We offer a one-off payment of £1000 for each A-level at grade A. You may hear this scheme being called 'a K for an A'. If you have taken International Baccalaureate the qualifying grade is HL6. In both cases, the maximum bursary we can give you is £3000.
Our £500 University Achievement Awards are offered to UK/EU students across all our undergraduate programmes in Chemistry. To receive a University Achievement Award you must gain AAB+ at A-level or equivalent. Your A-level subjects must include chemistry and at least one other from biology, maths or physics. You must also select the University of Southampton as your firm acceptance through UCAS.
We also offer a range of prizes, either endowed by Chemistry alumni or sponsored by industrial collaborators, to reward overall performance in each of the year groups as well as excellence in particular areas of your study. In particular, there are awards associated with the research project that you will undertake in the 3rd year of your programme.
Successful students will be notified at the end of the academic year and the distribution of these prizes will be advertised around the department.
Depending on your personal circumstances (eg your household income), you may be eligible for:
This Fund provides discretionary financial support for those able to demonstrate genuine financial hardship. It can be used to help with living costs including childcare, disability, travel, accommodation, household expenses, books and course equipment. Full-time ‘home' undergraduate students and part-time students studying at least 50 per cent of a full-time course can apply.
If you fall within one of the following groups you will be a priority for help from the Access to Learning Fund:
The Access to Learning Fund cannot help students meet the cost of tuition fees, or help those who have mismanaged their finances and simply run out of money. It cannot compensate for the lack of parental contribution, especially where a student has only been able to take the non-means-tested element of the Student Loan. More details on the Access to Learning Fund
For more information on student finance including loans, grants, extra help, eligibility and repayments, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance.
If you live outside England, you will find relevant information on your local student finance website.