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Tuition fees and living costs

It’s exciting to be preparing 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're here to help you understand what your fees and living costs will be, and how you’re going to pay them.

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How much will it cost me to go to university?

The University’s tuition fees 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. Your fees, and how and when you pay them, depend on where you’re from and the course you’re studying.

The below information is currently subject to parliamentary approval.

Fee Status

Your fee status determines if you pay home or international tuition fees.  In order to be eligible for home fee status, you must meet certain eligibility requirements.  If you do not meet the home fee status criteria you will be required to pay international fees.

As a result of the UK’s departure from the European Union, the UK government announced changes to the tuition fee regulations and eligibility for student finance for EU/EEA and Swiss nationals commencing course from 2021/2022.  From 2021/22, EU students will be classed as international for fee purposes (except Irish nationals living in the UK or Republic of Ireland).

EU students with pre-settled or settled status under the EU settlement scheme may qualify for home fee status providing they meet specific eligibility requirements.

We are awaiting final confirmation of 2021/2022 student finance and home fee status eligibility criteria referred to above.  Once confirmed, details will be published at Student finance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Further information on fee status can be found on the UKCISA website

Tuition fees for starting at NTU in 2021/22

In the academic year 2021/22, the tuition fee for full-time UK and home undergraduate and foundation degree students joining NTU in 2021/22 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, you will pay a reduced fee for that year. As an example, the fee for the 20/21 academic year is £1,385.

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at university. The University reviews its tuition fees each year. As a guide, and to enable you to plan your finances, the expectation is that the University’s current fee of £9,250 per annum may increase for subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.

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

This section is for UK and home students only. Please see our international students pages for international undergraduate fees and 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 and 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.

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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. Our Student Financial Support Service is here to help you with 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

  • The tuition fee for full-time UK and home undergraduate and foundation degree students joining NTU in 2021/22 will be £9,250.
  • Most UK and home undergraduate students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan for every year of your course.
  • Most UK and home students will not have to pay any fees upfront.
  • Most full-time UK and home undergraduate students can also apply for a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs.

Further information on tuition fees

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