University of Chester2014 League Table Ranking 71
2014 Overall Score 589
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Bursaries and Scholarships
- National Scholarships will have a value of £6,000 each for at least 205 students over three years. This will consist of a cash bursary of £1,000 and a fee waiver of £2,000 in the first year, together with a further £1,500 fee waiver in each of years 2 and 3 of the programme.
- New full-time undergraduate degree entrants paying the tuition fee of £9,000 (pro rata for part-time entrants studying at least 25% of a full year), and who have a declared household residual income of £25,000 or less, will be eligible for consideration. Applicants who receive offers of places to study at the University will be sent full details of the National Scholarship Programme (NSP). Scholarships will be awarded to those with the lowest household incomes, with priority given to care leavers. NSP awards will not be available to individuals who are ordinarily resident in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- Chester Bursary – an award to the value of £2,000 in cash will be given to any new full-time undergraduate degree entrant paying a tuition fee of over £6,000, who has a declared household residual income of £25,000 or less, and who does not receive an award under the National Scholarship Programme. This will comprise of £1,000 cash in year one, with £500 cash in each of years 2 and 3 of the programme. The benefit will be awarded to all eligible students. The scheme is set to benefit over 600 students.
- Chester Link Bursary – for those who have attended one of our targeted partner schools, academies or colleges, awards of £2,000 cash will be paid £1,000 in the first year of study and £500 in each of years 2 and 3. Eligibility criteria – new full-time undergraduate degree entrants paying a tuition fee of over £6,000, and who have a declared household residual income of between £25,000 and £42,600, will be eligible for consideration. This scheme is open to any student who completed their level 3 studies at one of our targeted schools, academies or colleges up to two years prior to the start of their undergraduate programme (or completed level 2 studies within the previous four years, in the case of schools that do not offer level 3 studies). It is estimated that this scheme may benefit approximately 128 students.
- Chester Plus Bursary – for those students who were awarded a National Scholarship in 2013–14 and who have progressed to the next levels of study there will be an additional Chester Plus bursary to the value of £1,000 in total, with £500 cash being given to each eligible student in each of years 2 and 3 of their programme.
- Chester Excellence Bursary – students who attain grades of ABB (or equivalent) and have a household income of less than £42,600 will be eligible for an Excellence Bursary. (This would be additional to any of an NSP, a Chester Bursary or a Chester Link Bursary). The total value of this bursary is £2,000, which will be given as cash, £1,000 in the first year and £500 in each of years 2 and 3. Only students paying a tuition fee of £9,000 will be eligible for this bursary. The University expects to award approximately 200 of these bursaries for students entering the University in 2013–14.
- The University is dedicated to supporting excellence in interdisciplinary study and provides up to 20 Sports Scholarships for undergraduate students who compete at elite level. This is in the form of funding (£1,000 per year for up to three years) and sports science support from scientific staff, together with use of the extensive testing and research facilities. The University also provides Music Scholarships for students playing a leading part in the cultural activities of the institution. Choral and instrumental awards up to a total value of £800 are available to suitable candidates.
- There are also a number of past entry prizes and scholarships.
Tuition Fees 2013
University of Chester Tuition Fees 2013
- Fees for placement year, £895.
|Minimum fee||£3,625||Average fee||£8,308|
|Maximum fee||£9,000||Average cost to student*||£7,904|
* The estimated average cost per student after allowing for financial support (e.g. fee waivers and bursaries) from the institution.
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- The average tuition fees for full-time UK and other EU students beginning their undergraduate studies at English universities in 2013 will be £8,507.
- This reduces to £7,898 when all financial support is taken into account, including the National Scholarship Programme, bursaries, scholarships, and fee waivers and discounts.
Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees
The table below lists the annual tuition fees that were charged to new students entering the first year of an undergraduate degree or a one-year taught postgraduate course, most recently for those entering in September/October 2013. Note that these are tuition fees only for the full academic year and do not include accommodation, living costs or travel costs, etc. The fees information for this university is an extract from the Reddin Fees Survey – a survey of UK university tuition fees. See the full table listing all universities participating in the survey.
Fees for UK nationals with UK residence (home students) and EU nationals with EU residence (EU students) are the same, whereas fees for other overseas students are typically differentiated by course, usually in two bands: one for arts/classroom based courses and the other, typically higher, for science/laboratory based courses (fees for medicine and dentistry are generally much higher). Universities in Scotland and Northern Ireland may charge a different fee for RUK (rest of the UK) students.
Postgraduate course fees do not necessarily fit neatly in fee bands and further enquiry should be made to a university (or its website) for the exact fees for a particular course.
|Year||UK and EU Students||Overseas – Classroom||Overseas – Laboratory|
|* UGHEU Foundation Course £1285 (self-funding). £3225 if sponsored. PGHEU, fees rise to £6120 but 90% at £3510.|
|* PGHEU £3510 to £6120, most at £3510|
|* PGHEU - £3375 - £5760|
|* UGOS - three bands, B - £7848, C - £7320, D - £6720; PGHEU - £2760 to £5580; PGOS - three bands as for UGOS|
We wish to acknowledge and warmly thank the late Mike Reddin for permission to publish extracts from his tables of university and college fees.
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