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Tuition fees for overseas students

Overseas students pay different fees to students from the UK.

From September 2021, students from the EU will also pay Overseas fees.

Channel Island, Isle of Man and Irish students will be charged the same tuition fee as home students.

Cost of study

The amount you'll pay to study at Southampton depends on the course you choose. You can find out how much you'll pay for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

The amount you'll pay will stay the same each year, as long as you do not change course. Your fees can only increase if you move from a:

If you’re an international student studying on a full-time postgraduate course, we’ll ask you to pay £2,000 of your tuition fee in advance, as a deposit.

You need to pay the deposit to secure your place and demonstrate commitment to the University.

We will send you details of how to pay this deposit and full terms and conditions in your offer letter. You must pay the deposit within 30 days of accepting your offer.

You can pay your deposit online.


Some applicants may be exempt from paying a deposit. These include:


We do give deposit refunds in certain circumstances. Our refund policy provides more details.

Find out if you'll pay overseas fees

You can check your fee status if you don’t know whether you’re a home or overseas student.

Pay your fees

Find out how and when to pay your tuition fees.

Funding your studies

You might be able to get help to cover some of your costs when you come to study at Southampton. This help can come from many different places and organisations.

Your funding opportunities

Discover what options are available to international students coming to study at Southampton. You might be able to get help to pay your tuition fees and living costs.

Scholarships and awards

There are a range of scholarships and awards available to international students studying in the UK. These are offered by governments, external organisations or the University.

Questions and queries

You can contact the International Office if you have any questions about fees or funding.

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