Tuition fees for undergraduates

Studying at a UK university means you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, graduation, and membership of the students' union (at Birmingham this is called the Guild of Students). 

The fee you have to pay and the support available will depend on whether you are considered a home, EU, or an international student. 

Home student fees

How much is the University of Birmingham tuition fee?

The tuition fee for all full-time undergraduate courses in 2014 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 or later and are due to take your year abroad (either study or a work placement) or you will be undertaking a work placement year based in the UK in the 2014/15 or 2015/16 academic years you will be required to pay 15% of your agreed tuition fee. 

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. 

EU student fees

How much is the University of Birmingham tuition fee?

The tuition fee for all undergraduate courses in 2013/14 will be £9,000 for EU students, 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 continuing students 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 EU students are required to pay a tuition fee.

What support is available to help me pay my tuition fee?

You can apply to the Student Finance Services EU Team for a Tuition Fee Loan, which you do not need to repay until you have graduated. This will be paid to the University on your behalf. Please note EU students are not eligible for a Living Cost Loan or Living Cost Grant.

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 or later and are due to take your year abroad (either study or a work placement) or you will be undertaking a work placement year based in the UK in the 2014/15 or 2015/16 academic years you will be required to pay 15% of your agreed tuition fee. 

What fees do I have to pay if I want to study abroad for a year or a term at Birmingham?

EU Study Abroad programme:

  • September 2014–June 2015: £9,000
  • September 2014–December 2014: £4,500
  • January 2015–June 2015: £4,500

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.

International student fees

How much is the University of Birmingham tuition fee?

For a full breakdown of the 2013/14 tuition fees, please visit our International fees and funding web pages. Confirmation of your exact tuition fee will be included with your offer letter as some courses do not fit these descriptions. The fee paid in your first year will remain constant with no inflationary increase for the duration of your course except for the International Foundation Programme and clinical courses. For further information please contact our International Relations team.

Do all students have to pay a tuition fee?

All international students are required to pay a tuition fee.

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 or later and are due to take your year abroad (either study or a work placement) or you will be undertaking a work placement year based in the UK in the 2014/15 or 2015/16 academic years you will be required to pay 50% of your agreed tuition fee. 

What fees do I have to pay if I want to study abroad for a year or a term at Birmingham?

  • September 2014–June 2015: £11,500
  • September 2014–December 2014: £6,000
  • January 2015–June 2015: £6,000

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.