Undergraduate financial information

Undergraduate financial information

Tuition fees for new and current undergraduate students at the University of Winchester.

Full-time

In 2017/18 and 2018/19, full-time undergraduate fees for new entrants will be set at £9,250 a year for UK and EU students.

2018 Entry

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2018, the first year will cost you £9,250. For international students, the first year fee is £12,950. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU students and £38,850 for international students. Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help with a range of support on offer. You are making a great investment in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you.

2017 Entry

Indicative Fees for 2017/18 Home and EU students are £9,250 per year.

The University of Winchester appreciates that any increase in tuition fees is unlikely to be welcomed and we want to emphasise that a university degree still represents very good value for money. Research conducted earlier this year by the Nuffield Foundation and the Institute for Fiscal Studies* 1 suggests that a university graduate earns on average between £8,000 and £9,000 per year more than those without a degree.

*Britton, Dearden, Shephard & Vignoles, 2016, ‘How English-domiciled graduate earnings vary with gender, institute attended, subject and socio-economic background’.

Part-time

In 2018/19, UK/EU part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,938.

In 2017/18, UK/EU part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,938.

Continuing students

• Full-time undergraduate fees for continuing students who started before 2012/13 will be set at £3,465 a year for UK and EU students.
• For students who started in or after 2015/16, the continuing fee will be £9,000 a year.

Tuition fee support

Full-time UK and EU undergraduate students are eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the government to cover all or part of their fees. New part-time UK and EU undergraduate students are eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan provided they are studying at least 25% of the equivalent full-time course in the relevant academic year. 

Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Please be aware that students from the Islands are not eligible for student loans from the UK government or for bursaries, fee waivers or scholarships from the University, with the exception of the Academic Achievement Award. These students should apply to the Islands for financial support.

Other financial information

Making a payment

Student Finance will notify you if you have been approved for a Tuition Fee Loan and will pay the University directly. If you do not have a Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance, or if you only have a partial loan, you will need to pay fees directly to the University. Payment terms vary according to your mode of study and your start dates.

Semester 1 start:

If you have a partial Tuition Fee Loan, Student Finance will write to you notifying how much of your Tuition Fee you will need to pay. Students are required to pay their tuition fees in full, or to join the University Recurring Card Payment (RCP) instalment scheme via our online payment portal (see below).

Fees are to be paid:

  • in full by or at enrolment, or
  • by RCP in two equal instalments on 1 December 2017 and 1 February 2018.

Semester 2 start:

Tuition fees are due in full upon receipt of invoice; no instalment options are available.

For fees paid in full the University will accept the following forms of payment:

  • Cash in Sterling (up to £2,000)
  • A Sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank account
  • A Sterling bank transfer
  • Most major credit or debit cards (NOT American Express) via our online payment portal

Make a payment online

Government funding

Funding is available from the government to support eligible UK and EU students.

Tuition Fee Loans

Full-time students entering Higher Education for the first time and who fulfil the eligibility criteria will not have to pay their tuition fees upfront as Tuition Fee Loans are available. Students can apply for a loan to cover all or part of their fees.

New part-time UK and EU students are eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan provided they are studying at least 25% of an equivalent full-time course in the relevant academic year. A loan of up to £6,935 per year will be available to cover tuition fees (correct for 2017/18). Part-time students are not eligible for living cost loans. You will only start paying the loan back when you are earning at least £21,000.

For more information about applying for Tuition Fee Loans, please visit the government's Student Finance website.

See links below for more information on how and when to apply for your loan:

Students normally resident in England or the EU can check whether they are eligible for support for 2017/18 entry. For more information see the Student Finance England's Student Finance Eligibility factsheet on their website.

Maintenance Loans for full-time students

Eligible UK full-time undergraduate students can also apply for loans to cover their living costs while they are studying. Part-time students and EU students are not eligible for maintenance support, but may qualify for other funding (see below for additional sources of funding).

2017/18 Entry

The amount you receive depends on your household income:

  • A loan of up to £8,430 per year will be available if you live away from home while you study
  • A loan of up to £7,097 per year will be available if you live with your parents

For more information about applying for Maintenance Loans go to the government's Student Finance website.

The following table provides a guide to how much you could receive in Maintenance Loans according to your household income if you are living away from home:

Household income

Living cost loan

£25,000 or less

£8,430

£30,000

£7,825

£35,000

£7,220      

£40,000

£6,615

£45,000

£6,009

£50,000

£5,404

£55,000

£4,799

£60,000

£4,193

Over £62,187

£3,928

For more information about applying for Maintenance Loans, visit the government's Student Finance website.

Additional sources of funding

Further support is available from the government for eligible

  • Full-time students with dependent children
  • Full-time students with an adult who depends on them financially
  • Disabled students

To find out more about these additional sources of support, please go to the government's Student Finance Extra Help website.

 

Student finance calculator

Students from England or the European Union (EU) can use the Student Finance Calculator to estimate student loans and extra student funding, e.g. if you are disabled or have children. The calculator will give you a guide to the amount of funding you are likely to receive, subject to your eligibility for funding. Your result will be more accurate if you know your annual household income (your parents' or partner's income plus your own).

Access the calculator on the Student Finance England website. A similar calculator is available for students from Wales.

Repaying loans

For more information about how you would repay your loan and how much your repayments are likely to be, visit the gov.uk website or take a look at the repayments calculator on Moneysavingexpert.com.

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Terms and Conditions

Your contract with the University of Winchester for your chosen course of study is subject to our Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.  The terms and conditions are for entry to the University from January 2016 onwards. They apply to all students from the date they accept an offer at the University of Winchester.

For more information, see our terms and conditions page.