How much is the University of Birmingham tuition fee?
For students applying for the 2017/18 academic year*
Students applying from other EU countries currently pay the same tuition fee as UK students, and have access to the same Tuition Fee Loan provided by the UK government, which you will not have to start repaying back until after you have graduated and are in work earning over £21,000 per year. If any changes to law affect students from other EU countries, the latest information will be updated here.
For EU students beginning their studies in September 2017, the University of Birmingham will charge the maximum approved tuition fee per year. The fees for your first year of study will therefore be £9,250**.
The University will review tuition fees each year. The current expectation is that the University will increase fees for each year of study normally in line with inflation as specified by Parliament. This is likely to be the Retail Price Index (*RPIX) measure of inflation. This means your fees will rise in line with inflation for each year of study.
Student fees loans are also expected to rise in line with the fee cap, to ensure that higher education remains affordable to all.
*RPIX is a measure of inflation in the UK, equivalent to the all items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payment.
**provided this continues to be permitted by UK law
For students admitted between the 2012/2013 and 2016/2017 academic years (inclusive)
The Home rate of tuition fees for all full-time undergraduate courses for students admitted between the 2012/2013 and 2016/2017 academic years (inclusive) is set at £9,000 and will remain at this rate for the duration of the programme.
*provided this continues to be permitted by UK law
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 on a placement year as part of my course?
If you are classed as EU for tuition fee purposes, and you are spending the whole of the academic year studying abroad or on an Erasmus industrial placement, then you will pay 15% of your agreed tuition fee for the placement year.
If you are classed as EU for tuition fee purposes and you are spending the whole academic year on a non-Erasmus industrial placement (either abroad or in the UK), then you will pay 20 % of your agreed tuition fee for the placement year.
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.