Tuition fees and living costs

It’s exciting to be getting ready to go to university, and we know that it’ll give you peace of mind to know that you’ve prepared well for the financial side of things. That’s why we’d like to help you understand exactly what your fees and living costs will be, and how you’re going to pay them.

How much will it cost me to go to university?

The University’s tuition fees are different every year and the amount you pay will depend on the year you start your studies with us, so make sure you look at the information for the correct academic year. The fees and how / when you pay them depend on where you’re from and what course you’re studying.

Tuition fees for …

  • Starting at NTU in 2016/2017

    • This section is for UK home* students applying to start a course at NTU in the 2016/17 academic year.

    The tuition fees that we’ll be charging undergraduate students joining us in 2016/17 are as follows:

    full-time undergraduate and foundation degrees

    £9,000 per year**

    placement years as part of a sandwich degree course and years spent studying or working abroad

    £1,350

    Please note that tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at university.

    **Guaranteed – no fee changes for the duration of your course (2016 entry) – applies to all Home / EU undergraduate students.

    Tuition fees for undergraduate part-time students vary, so if you’re interested in studying part-time you should check the fees and funding details for the particular course(s) you are interested in. In general, however, universities in England can charge up to £6,750 per year (75% of the maximum fee for full-time students). The fee charged may vary according to the intensity of study in each year but will not exceed £6,750.

    *Home rate tuition fees apply to all students who are UK nationals or have settled status in the UK and who have been ordinarily resident in the UK or its islands for three years before the start of their course. Undergraduate students from the Channel Islands or Isle of Man will also be charged the UK home tuition fee rate.  A small number of other categories of students may qualify for home fee status, too. Further information is available from the UKCISA website.

  • Starting at NTU in 2017/2018

    In 2017/18, the tuition fee for full-time UK home undergraduate and foundation degree students joining NTU in 2017/18 will be £9,250.

    If you have a year-long placement as part of a sandwich course, or spend a year studying or working abroad, the fee for that year will be £1380.

    Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The cost of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your course will be £9,250.

What if I’m an international or EU student? How much will l pay?

This section is for UK home students only. Please see our international students pages for international and EU undergraduate fees together with information on how to pay.

When and how will I pay my tuition fees?

You’ll need to pay your fees to the University every year of your course. But don’t worry – most full-time and part-time UK home students don’t have to pay any fees upfront. And you’ll normally be able to get a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your full fees. This is a loan from the government that is paid directly to the university to cover the full cost of your course.

For more details about loans, please see our guide to funding your studies.

Whether you’ll be paying your tuition fees yourself, or they'll be covered by a third party, you can find out about payment instalments and paying your fees here.

What about my accommodation fees?

The University’s Student Accommodation Service can advise you about accommodation fees and how to pay them.

What will my living costs be?

Managing your money may not seem like the most exciting aspect of student life, but it’ll help you to start thinking about it now.

Remember that paying for university isn’t just all about the tuition fees. There are also day-to-day living costs such as accommodation, food, books, travel – and going out, of course!

We estimate that you’ll need around £8,000 per year to spend on basic living costs if you move out of home and go to university – but this obviously depends on your lifestyle.

Managing your money may not seem like the most exciting aspect of student life, but it’ll help you to start thinking about it now. Take a look at our guide to managing your money for hints and tips on budgeting and keeping on top of your finances while you’re at university.

Don’t forget you can also apply for a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs. You can find out more about this on our page about paying for your studies.

Key facts to remember

  • Fees for full-time undergraduate and foundation degrees for UK and EU home students starting in 2016/17 are £9,000 per year.
  • Most UK and EU home students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan for every year of your course.
  • Most UK and EU home students will not have to pay any fees upfront (this applies to most part-time students too).
  • Most full-time UK home students can also apply for a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs.

Further information on tuition fees

Tuition fees and living costs

Published on 27 January 2017

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