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Undergraduate tuition fees

Find out about tuition fees for undergraduate courses starting in 2016.

Our high student to staff ratio and our emphasis on developing skills for your future career mean you will be getting excellent value.

Tuition fees for 2016/17 entry

Fees for all United Kingdom, European Union and international undergraduate students applying to start courses from September 2016.

See all undergraduate fees

For some health sciences and medicine courses, tuition fees for UK and EU students are paid by the NHS. Find out more about NHS-funded courses.


Tuition Fees for 2017/18 entry

The University will set fees for 2017/18 when the government establishes limits for tuition fees. Currently the tuition fee for UK and EU students is £9,000.

Our fees information will be updated for 2017/18 entry in Summer 2016.

Find out more about fees for students who started in 2015.

What is included in the fee?

Your tuition fees will cover compulsory course costs, such as field trips and laboratory clothing but some courses may have additional charges associated with activities. These activities can include field trips or placements, or for required or recommended equipment. Details of any additional costs are listed on each course page and in your course module information.

Our fees for full-time study for international students from outside the EU include the full cost of tuition, examinations, Students' Union membership and research support expenses (where applicable).

International student fees

We generally charge two levels of fee. A ‘home’ fee applies for United Kingdom and European Union (EU) students. A higher ‘overseas’ fee applies for students from countries outside the EU. For full details and to check which fee applies to you, check your fee status.

Fixed tuition fees for international students

International students starting at the University in the 2015/16 academic year will pay the same fixed fee for each year of their programme.

The only exceptions are programmes where clinical and non-clinical fees apply. In these instances, the non-clinical fixed fee will apply for years one and two, and the clinical fixed fee will apply for the remainder of the programme.

Tuition fees for international students for 2017/18 entry

Information about international fees for 2017/18 entry can be found on our international fees and funding pages.

International fees and funding

Standard and non-standard fees

Some courses have non-standard fees, which are set by the individual academic unit.

The standard annual fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate degrees in 2016/17 is £9,000.

The £9,000 fee applies to all courses including:

Discounts and reductions

A discount of 1% applies if you pay in full before 3 October 2016.

Students in their final year at Southampton or who have studied with us before may be eligible for a 10 per cent discount when starting a new programme of study.

Visit the Paying your fees page for more information about discounts and how to pay.

Find out more about funding options for international students.

Part Time fees

Part time studies are charged at 50% of the full time fee, unless otherwise stated

Work or study abroad and placement year fees for International Students

With the exception of students in Humanities, students taking a full year work or study abroad or placement year (where applicable) will be charged 50% of the full time fee. Part year study will incur full fees.

Students in Humanities taking a full year work or study abroad or placement year (where applicable) will be charged 40% of the full time fee. Part year study will incur full fees.

Fees for students who started in 2015

Download the complete list of fees for all students who started studies in September 2015.

How do I pay the fees?

If you are a student from the UK or the EU, you will not have to pay your fees at the start of the academic year:

If you are funding your own studies or if you are an international student, you will need to pay your fees in advance. Find out how and when to pay your fees.

More about student loansHow to pay your fees


There are a number of undergraduate funding opportunities available to help you fund your time at university.

Apply for a student loan to cover your tuition fees

Student loans

Students from the UK or EU can apply for a loan to help pay for tuition fees. Learn more about how to get a loan and how you can paid it back after university.

Get a bursary or fee waiver to help pay your fees

Bursaries and fee waivers

Eligible UK and EU students may benefit from a reduced fee, cash bursary or a combination of the two. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

Scholarships are offered by some subject areas


Scholarships may be offered by your chosen subject area. Discover if you are eligible for a scholarship.

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