England 2015/16 - values of student fees
Date of publication: 2016
Fees - first cycle (euro): most common/min 12190 - max 12755
Fees - second cycle (euro): most common 5743
Fees - note: All 1st cycle students pay fees
National student fee1st cycle full-time – fees are set by institutions and capped at GBP 9 000 for institutions with an approved access plan (to safeguard fair access for low income and other under-represented groups) and GBP 6 000 for institutions without an access plan. The average fee for 2014/15 was GBP 8 601 before fee waivers (discounts offered by institutions) and GBP 8 448 after fee waivers. Students are not required to pay up front and can apply for a loan to cover the full fee. Repayments are income-contingent and are set at 9 % of earnings above the threshold of GBP 21 000; interest rates are Retail Price Index plus 3 %.
1st cycle part-time – fees are set by institutions and capped at GBP 6 750. Students studying a course of at least 25 % intensity are not required to pay up front and can apply for a loan to cover the full fee. Repayments as for full-time students.
2nd cycle – fees are unregulated and vary widely. The ‘most common’ shown (GBP 4 052) represents an indicative fee level for research students in 2014/15 set by Research Councils UK.
For 1st and 2nd cycle international students fees are unregulated.
Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017