Here you can find out about our fees, plus loans and other financial support that might be available to you.
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
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What will it cost?
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 2013-14 will remain at £9,000.
With our generous package of fee relief or bursary support, the average fee charged per student will be £8,110. The tuition fee will cover compulsory course costs, such as field trips and laboratory clothing.
Do these tuition fees apply to me?
The tuition fees on this page apply to students from the UK and European Union. If you live outside of these areas, you will be charged international tuition fees. If you are not sure which fees you should be paying, you should check your fees status.
The standard £9,000 fee will apply to all courses including our foundation year courses, all years of study on Bachelor of Medicine courses (based on the arrangements for 2012/13 Years 5 and 6 will be covered by a bursary from the NHS) and our four year integrated masters courses.
For students studying on courses that require a compulsory ‘year abroad' we will charge a reduced fee of £3,000 for the year abroad. Students will be eligible for a fee waiver in proportion to their fee if they meet the criteria for the fee waiver.
What else should I know?
Your tuition fees will usually cover compulsory course costs, such as field trips and laboratory clothing**.
We'll offer a £300 annual credit to all home/EU undergraduate students enrolling for the first time in 2013 and paying standard fees whether in full or with a fee waiver. This can be spent on sports, the arts, public transport and a host of other services.
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The University will continue its generous package of financial support for 2013 and beyond. Find out more.
* 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.
For 2013 and beyond, the University will continue its generous 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, depending on which best suits your individual needs. This choice will be available in each year of study for which you are eligible for support. If you don't make a choice, the default will be option A in the table below.
Student support package: options
|All years||Option A||Option B||Option C|
|Partial Fee Waiver||100%||50%||0%|
In 2013/14, for students from households with an income of less than £25,000 per annum, the University will offer a student support package to the value of £3,000 for each year of study. In the first year this will include the contribution from the National Scholarship Programme.
The table below illustrates the options available.
Student support package: household income less than £25,000 per annum
|Year 1*||Option A||Option B||Option C|
|Partial Fee Waiver||£3,000||£2,000||NA|
*Conditions of the National Scholarship Programme
From year 2 onwards, you will have the additional option of taking the entire amount as a bursary.
Household income over £25,000 per annum
For students with a household income of between £25,001 and £38,000, a sliding scale of student support will apply:
- For income between £25,001 and £26,000, the student support package will be £2,800 per annum
- This will reduce by £200 for each £1,000 increase in household income, ending with a student support package of £400 for household incomes between £37,001 and £38,000
- Students with household income between £38,001 and £42,600 would receive a student support package of £200 per annum
- Fee waivers are reassessed each academic year for all students paying the new fee.
Note that all fee waivers, including the National Scholarship Programme, are only given if students apply through Student Finance England and give consent to share their information.
This is an annual allowance of £300 to all full-time UK and EU undergraduate students enrolling for the first time in 2013 and paying standard fees whether in full or with a fee waiver. Find out more.
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 2013/14 we have provided a further £300,000 which will rise to £400,000 by 2014/15, 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.
Depending on your personal circumstances (eg your household income), you may be eligible for:
- A non-repayable Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant
- One of our bursaries or scholarships
- Additional help is also available if you have:
- a disability or specific learning difficulty
- dependent children or adults
- If you find yourself in financial hardship during your time at university, you may be able to obtain extra financial support for your course from the Access to Learning Fund.
Access to Learning Fund
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:
- students with children, especially lone parents
- mature students, especially those with existing financial commitments
- disabled students, especially where the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) is unable to meet particular costs and the institution has no legal responsibility to do so
- care leavers
- students from the Foyer Federation or who are homeless
- final-year students
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
Find out more
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.