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 University of Birmingham is committed to providing the highest quality of teaching and learning, and delivering sustained investment in your wider student experience, therefore, the Home rate of tuition fees for all full-time undergraduate courses is set at £9,000.

Please note that the Home rate of tuition fees 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.

Arrangements for funding for students starting their studies in 2016/17 and beyond are yet to be announced.

For more information, please visit NHS Student Bursaries.

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

Tuition Fee Loans are offered by the government via the Student Loans Company (SLC) to all Home undergraduate students, giving you the opportunity to borrow any amount up to the full cost of your tuition fees.

Learn more about how to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan.

Do I have to pay a tuition fee if I’m studying abroad placement for a year as part of my course?

If you are taking a year abroad as part of the sponsored Erasmus exchange programme, you will not be charged a tuition fee. 

If you started your degree before September 2012, are classed as Home for tuition fee purposes and you will be spending a whole academic year outside of the EU, or one semester in the EU and one semester outside the EU, then you will pay 50% of your agreed tuition fee for the year abroad.

If you started your degree after September 2012, are classed as Home for tuition fee purposes and you are spending the whole of the academic year abroad, then you will pay 15% of your agreed tuition fee for the year abroad.

For more information visit Study Abroad web pages.

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 University of Birmingham is committed to providing the highest quality of teaching and learning, and delivering sustained investment in your wider student experience, therefore, the EU rate of tuition fee for all  full-time undergraduate courses is set at £9,000.

Please note that the EU rate of 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 directly to the University on your behalf. Please note, EU students are not eligible for a Maintenance Loan or Maintenance Grant.

Do I have to pay a tuition fee if I’m studying abroad for a year as part of my course?

If you are taking a year abroad as part of the sponsored Erasmus exchange programme, you will not be charged a tuition fee. 

If you started your degree before September 2012, are classed as EU for tuition fee purposes and you will be spending a whole academic year outside of the EU, or one semester in the EU and one semester outside the EU, then you will pay 50% of your agreed tuition fee for the year abroad.

If you started your degree after September 2012, are classed as EU for tution fee purposes and you are spending the whole of the academic year abroad, then you will pay 15% of your agreed tuition fee for the year abroad.

For more information visit Study Abroad web pages.

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

For more information visit the Incoming Students web pages.

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?

Please visit our International fees and funding web pages for a guide to International tuition fees. Confirmation of your exact tuition fee will be included with your offer letter. The fee paid in your first year will remain constant with no inflationary increase for the duration of your course, with the exception of the International Foundation Programme and clinical courses.

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 are taking a year abroad as part of the sponsored Erasmus exchange programme, you will not be charged a tuition fee. 

For all other International student who spends an entire year abroad, you will be liable to pay 50% of your agreed tuition fee.

For more information visit Study Abroad web pages.

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

For more information visit the Incoming Students web pages.

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.