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Money Matters

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.


Tuition fees

View our full list of course tuition fees

Paying your tuition fees

There are three ways you can pay your tuition fees:

  • If you are self-funding you can pay your tuition fees online
  • If you are eligible for a student loan you do not need to make the payment yourself
  • If a sponsor is paying all or part of your tuition fees you need to complete our fees sponsorship form.

Find out more about how to pay your tuition fees.

Questions about 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


What else should I know?

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.

Student loans

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.

Learn more about student loans

* 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


In addition to our school scholarships, the university has a range of bursaries designed to help UK undergraduates in the most financial need. You may be eligible if you meet the following criteria:

* your household income is £16,000 or less per year, in which case you are eligible for a bursary of £3,000
* your household income is between £16,001 - £25,000, in which case you are eligible for a bursary of £1,500

Please see Student Funding Page for further (and up to date) information.


Undergraduate International Merit Scholarships 2017

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.

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.

Further details can also be found on the following webpage:

Explore funding opportunities for international students.


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:

  • a disability or a specific learning difficulty
  • dependent children or adults.

Discover if you are eligible for a grant on the Government Student Finance website.

Find out more

If you live outside England, you will find relevant information on your local student finance website.

The Student Support 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. The fund cannot help students meet the cost of tuition fees.

Learn more about The Student Support Fund


The government has introduced a UK maintenance grant for new, full-time students. Around half of all new students are likely to be eligible for a full or partial grant.
Find out more on our Grants and Hardship funds page

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