How much is the University of Birmingham tuition fee?
The tuition fee for all full-time undergraduate courses in 2013 will be £9,000, as the University of Birmingham is committed to providing the highest quality of teaching and learning, and delivering sustained investment in your wider student experience.
Please note that the tuition fee for full-time undergraduates registered before the 2012/13 academic year will be £3,465 and will increase only in line with inflation in subsequent years of study.
Do all students have to pay a tuition fee?
All students are required to pay a tuition fee, with the exception of those who have been accepted onto approved health care profession courses. These students will have their £9,000 tuition fees paid in full by the NHS. This covers courses such as Nursing, Physiotherapy and the final year of the undergraduate Medicine course.
For graduate entry medical students the NHS will pay £3,465 from year 2 onwards towards the cost of tuition and a loan for the remainder can be borrowed from the Student Loans Company.
For further information, please visit NHS Student Bursaries.
What support is available to help me pay my tuition fee?
The Tuition Fee Loan is offered by the government via the Student Loans Company (SLC) to all home and EU undergraduate students, giving you the opportunity to borrow any amount up to the full cost of your tuition fees. Find out how to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan.
Do I have to pay a tuition fee if I’m studying abroad for a year as part of my course?
If you started your course in the 2011/12 academic year or before and intend to take a year abroad as part of your degree course, you will be required to pay half the tuition fee. If however you take a year abroad as part of the sponsored Erasmus exchange programme you will not be charged a tuition fee.
If you have started your course in 2012/13 and are due to take your year abroad in the 2014/15 academic year, you will be required to pay 15% of your agreed tuition fee (unless you are a non-Erasmus student undertaking a year abroad for the purposes of work rather than study, in which case your fee will be £2,500). For industrial placements undertaken within the UK, 15% of the standard tuition fee will be charged.
When and how do I pay the tuition fee?
Fees are payable at the start of your programme and we offer a range of different payment options. Alternatively, you can take out a loan to help you meet the cost of tuition, which will be paid to the University by your student finance agency on your behalf.