University of Chester

Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2016

  • Erasmus or other study year abroad £1,350; sandwich years £1,800; full-time foundation degree programme £7,650.
Minimum fee £4,305 Maximum fee £9,000
Average fee £8,894 Average cost to student* £8,596

* The estimated average cost per student after allowing for financial support (e.g. fee waivers, bursaries, scholarships and other in-kind support) from the institution.

Bursaries and Scholarships

For 2016–17:

Scheme 1 – Chester Bursary

  • An award to the value of £2,000 in cash (or part cash and part in kind (pcpk)) will be given to any new full-time undergraduate degree entrant paying a tuition fee of over £6,000, with a declared household income of £25,000 or less. This will comprise £1,000 cash (or pcpk) in year one, with £500 cash (or pcpk) in each of years 2 and 3 of the programme. The bursary will be awarded to all eligible students who apply.

Scheme 2 – Chester Bursary for part-time students

  • This bursary has a total value of £2,000 in cash (or pcpk) which will be applied on a pro-rata basis based on the credit intensity at each level of study. Eligibility will be based on new part-time undergraduate degree entrants paying a tuition fee of at least £7,000 (full time equivalent), enrolled for a minimum of 40 credits at the start of level 4 with a declared household income of £25,000 or less.

Scheme 3 – Chester Local Excellence Scholarship

  • It is anticipated that students who attain grades of ABB (or equivalent), have a home postcode or have attended a school within the local area, and have a household income of less than £42,600 will be eligible for a Local Excellence Bursary (in addition to a Chester Bursary). The total value is £2,000, as cash (or pcpk), £1,000 in the first year and £500 in each of years 2 and 3. Students must be paying a tuition fee of £9,000, and meet one of the following criteria: have a home postcode within the local authority boundaries of Cheshire West and Chester, Wirral, Warrington, Halton, or Shropshire; or have completed level 3 studies at one of our targeted schools or colleges up to two years prior to the start of the undergraduate programme (or completed level 2 studies within the previous four years, in the case of schools that do not offer level 3 studies).

Scheme 4 – Care Leavers Bursary

  • The university will also provide a Care Leavers Bursary Scheme, for verified Care Leavers who are new undergraduate students in 2016-17, on a first come, first served basis. The scheme will normally provide Care Leavers with £7,000 of benefits (or pcpk) over the three years of their programme: Year 1 - £2,000 cash and £1,000 fee waiver; Years 2 and 3 - £1,000 cash and £1,000 fee waiver each year.

Scheme 5 – Cheshire Young Carers Bursary

  • In partnership with Cheshire Young Carers (CYC) the university has developed a targeted financial support package for young carers in the form of a bursary package totalling £4,500 over three years of study, equating to £1,500 each year. This bursary is available alongside any other university bursary and recognises the additional financial pressures that young carers face. The university and CYC will identify young carers who would benefit from this support package prior to commencing their studies.
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