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Tuition fees and student loans

Your tuition fees pay for your teaching and access to university services that enhance your learning. Find out how much you’ll pay and how student loans can help to cover your tuition fees and living costs.

How much do tuition fees cost?

Tuition fees are payable for each year you're at university. At NTU, we review our tuition fees every year.

Course typeStudents who start at NTU in 2024/25 will be charged these fees:
Full-time home undergraduate£9,250
Full-time home foundation£9,250
Part-timeDepending on course, maximum £6,935*
Placement year£1,850
Study abroad placement£1,385

See our international pages for more information about international undergraduate fees and payment options.

What do tuition fees include?

Your tuition fees cover the cost of your studies including teaching, technical support staff, assessment and learning facilities and other services including:

  • libraries and learning resources
  • Wi-Fi and IT equipment
  • careers advice and support from our Employability team
  • Students’ Union
  • sports and culture facilities
  • award-winning student support services
  • Alumni membership and services.

Visit our governance pages to see what tuition fees fund at NTU. For more information on extra costs associated with your course such as specialist equipment or field trips, check the fees and funding section of your course.

Sandwich courses

In addition to the above, if you are on a sandwich course your fees also cover academic and pastoral support when you are out on placement, including:

  • contact from a Placement Advisor, to ensure you have settled in
  • academic support from your Placement Tutor
  • assessment of your academic work
  • use of NTU facilities and services, including Library and Student Support Services.

Fee status

Your fee status determines whether you pay home or international tuition fees. You must meet certain requirements to be eligible for home fee status. If you don't meet the home fee status criteria, you'll have to pay international fees.

Some EU students may qualify for home fee status, if they:

  • have pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • meet specific eligibility requirements.

Find out more information about student finance and further details on fee status from UKCISA.

Undergraduate student loans

Most full-time and part-time UK students don't have to pay any fees up front as they can get a Tuition Fee Loan. This is a loan from the government paid directly to the University to cover the full cost of your course.

Tuition Fee Loan

Tuition Fee Loans are available for most UK undergraduate students. This is subject to meeting certain eligibility rules. You can apply through your national student finance provider. You won't start paying it back until you've left university, and you're earning more than the repayment threshold.

We encourage you to apply for your Tuition Fee Loan as early as you can to make sure your funding is in place when you start your course. You can apply before your place at university is confirmed and the deadline for applications is usually around the end of May before you start your course. You can still apply after this time, but your funding may not be ready for when you start.

Course typeLoan amount per year
Full-time home undergraduateUp to £9,250
Part-timeUp to £6,935

Maintenance Loan

Your Tuition Fee Loan covers your tuition fees, but you still need to think about your living costs. These include day-to-day things like your accommodation, food, and course books. There are a few ways to fund your living costs, including the student Maintenance Loan.

The Maintenance Loan is available for eligible UK students. The government pays the Maintenance Loan to you directly at the start of each term in three approximately equal instalments. You won't start paying it back until you've left university, and you're earning more than the repayment threshold.

You can apply for a student Maintenance Loan of up to £10,227 per year depending on your household income, your year of study and where you live during term time. If you have children, a disability or long-term health condition, you may be entitled to up to £11,658.

If you're joining us as a part-time home student, you may be eligible to apply for a Maintenance Loan to go towards your living costs, depending on how much of your course you complete per year, your household income, and where you live during term time.

Apply for a student loan

Visit the website of your national student finance provider to get more information and start the loan application process. For more information about repaying your student loan, please visit the Government website.

Additional help with living costs

Bursaries and scholarships

You may be eligible for extra funding like scholarships and bursaries, which you don't have to repay.

Find out if you're eligible


Many students choose to get a part-time job alongside their studies, or work full-time in the holidays, to supplement their living costs.

Visit Employability

Top tips for saving money

For more ways to manage your money while living in Nottingham, visit our Living Costs page.

Visit Living Costs

Any questions?

Find out more about money, fees and funding, and how we can support our students.

If you have any questions, email our Student Money Team or call +44 (0)115 848 2494.