Find out about our fees, 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 fees and funding section offers further information. Details of additional costs specific to your course can be found on the relevant course page.
View our full list of course tuition fees
There are three ways you can pay your tuition fees:
Find out more about how to pay your tuition fees.
If you have a question about tuition fees or need more information, contact Student Fees:
Tel: +44 (0) 23 8059 9599
Fax: +44 (0) 23 8059 9595
Your tuition fees will usually cover compulsory course costs, such as field trips and laboratory clothing. A contribution may be necessary towards certain elements, these additional costs can be found on the course page.
You can apply for a student loan to help pay for tuition fees if you live in the UK or a European Union country. You may also be eligible for a loan for living costs.
You will not have to pay your fees upfront.
If you live in England*, you can get a loan to cover your tuition fees. You will only start repaying this once you are earning over £21,000 per year.
Subject to approval from University Council and the UK Government we will be increasing our fees to £9,250 for 2017/18.
* 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.
We offer a package of direct student support, with a wider choice of support options available to students.
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.
Find out more about University bursaries and eligibility criteria.
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
The University offers a range of bursaries designed to help UK undergraduate students in the most financial need. On average, a third of Southampton students receive a bursary.
You may be eligible if you fulfil the following criteria.
You should apply for these bursaries when you apply for your statutory funding. Bursaries are paid in January. More information on bursaries.
The University offers up to 120 bursaries each year to first-year students from minority groups who, at the time of application, were living in or studying at a further education college or school sixth form in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight.
In order to qualify for one of these bursaries, you must meet certain criteria. You can apply if you are:
Scholarships are available for international (non-EU) students - £1,000 for each A* (A level), 7 (IB Higher Level) or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.
You will be automatically eligible for one of these scholarships if your A level, IB or equivalent grades meet those required by Southampton Law School. If you meet the requirements, your scholarship amount will automatically be applied as a tuition fee discount during your first year of study. You do not need to make a seperate application for these scholarships.
Depending on your personal circumstances (eg your household income), you may be eligible for a Special Support Grant.
Additional help is also available if you have:
Discover if you are eligible for a grant on the Government Student Finance website.
If you live outside England, you will find relevant information on your local student finance website.
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. The fund cannot help students meet the cost of tuition fees.
The government has introduced a UK Maintenance Grant for new, full-time UK students. The maximum amount available is £2,906, but the actual amount will depend on your income/household income:
A maintenance grant does not need to be paid back.
If you have dependants, are a single parent and/or have a disability, you may also be entitled to a grant to help meet certain living costs.
The Disabled Students’ Award is the only award that is not means-tested.
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.
if you are awarded the full £2,906 maintenance grant and are on a programme of study charging the full £3,290, you will also be eligible for a University bursary
More information on grants