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 fees and funding section offers further information. Details of additional costs specific to your course can be found on the relevant course page.
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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.
The standard annual fee for UK/EU students commencing full time undergraduate degrees (including Foundation Year courses) in 2016-17 will remain at £9,000.
* 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.
For 2016 and beyond, we will continue our 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:
The Southampton Law School is delighted to announce it will be offering Academic Excellence Scholarships for undergraduate UK and EU students entering degree programmes in September 2016 entry. We are committed to attracting and rewarding the highest achieving and most ambitious students who enrol on our degree programmes.
UK and EU students
The Academic Excellence Scholarships will be awarded to UK or EU applicants who exceed their standard GCE A level (or EU equivalent) offer and make the University of Southampton their firm/preferred choice of institution before 30 June 2016.
For every grade exceeded in non-excluded subjects, a £1,000 will be awarded for every year of the degree programme – up to a maximum of £3,000 per year.
Illustrative examples are below:
Standard A level offer
AAA = zero
A*AA = £1,000 per year
A*A*A = £2,000 per year
A*A*A* = £3,000 per year
For contextualised offer holders, please contact the UG admissions team for details.
International Baccalaureate offer
36 points overall (18 in higher level) = zero
37 points overall (19 in higher level) = £1,000 per year
38 points overall (20 in higher level) = £2,000 per year
39 points overall (min 20 in higher level) = £3,000 per year
Other EU equivalent offers
Other EU qualifications will be looked at on an individual basis. Please contact the UG admissions team for further information.
The maximum amount awarded each year is £3,000.
In order for the Scholarship to continue to be paid in subsequent years of the degree programme, students must successfully pass all of the modules at Southampton Law School at the first attempt.
Scholarships will be paid in 2 instalments, approx. 5 December 2016 and 1 February 2017.
The University of Southampton is pleased to be able to offer International Merit Scholarships to International students entering degree programmes in 2016 entry. These Scholarships will be in the form of a tuition fee reduction.
This International Merit Scholarship is available to any International applicant who achieves an A* grade in GCE A levels (or equivalent) in any non-excluded subject. A maximum of £3,000 will be awarded in year 1 only.
Standard A level offer
A* in any non-excluded subject = £1,000 tuition fee reduction in year 1 only
A*A* in any non-excluded subjects = £2,000 tuition fee reduction in year 1 only
A*A*A* in any non-excluded subjects = £3,000 tuition fee reduction in year 1 only
International Baccalaureate offer
One 7 in higher level = £1,000 tuition fee reduction in year 1 only
Two 7’s in higher level = £2,000 tuition fee reduction in year 1 only
Three 7’s in higher level = £3,000 tuition fee reduction in year 1 only
Certain International equivalent qualifications will also be considered but unfortunately applicants doing International Foundation Years or the first year of a degree programme overseas will not be eligible for this International Merit Scholarship. For clarification on the eligibility of other International qualifications, please contact the UG admissions team.
Conditions for all UK, EU and International applicants:
There is no application form for either the Academic Excellence or International Merit Scholarships and all applicants will be automatically considered. The applicants that achieve high enough grades to be awarded one of these Scholarships will be contacted by the UG admissions team after the GCE A level and EU results are published in the summer of 2016. We will aim to contact all of the successful applicants by the beginning of September 2016.
Please contact the UG Admissions Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or (023) 8059 5341 for further guidance on these Scholarships.
Depending on your personal circumstances (eg your household income), you may be eligible for a non-repayable Maintenance Grant or 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