Tuition fees and financial support – if you are from the EU, EEA or Switzerland, or are the child of a Turkish worker in the UK
Universities usually list course fees for UK (Home), EU and International students. If you are unsure which applies to you, read about eligibility for student finance.
Brexit and EU students
Brexit is not set to have any immediate impact on funding for EU students attending university in the UK. Each of the UK's nations have now confirmed that EU students starting a degree in 2020 will be eligible for financial support for the duration of their course, on the same basis as they are currently.
Tuition fees and loans
- Universities in England can charge up to £9,250 per year for tuition fees if you are a non-UK EU student, or up to £11,100 for an accelerated degree.
- Universities in Wales can charge up to £9,000.
- Universities in Northern Ireland can charge up to £4,275.
You will not have to pay tuition fees in advance. Individual course pages on our course chooser list fees for EU students.
There is no limit on tuition fees charged by a private university, but there is a cap on the amount of tuition fee loan you may apply for:
- England: up to £6,935 (or up to £7,400 for an accelerated degree) depending on the institution.
- Wales: £6,165.
- Northern Ireland: £4,275.
You may be able to apply for additional help as well as the tuition fee loan. You will need to meet the eligibility criteria to do so.
- Read about eligibility criteria.
- Find more information about funding available for EU students at Student Finance for EU Students (external site).
If you are from the EEA, Switzerland or the child of a Turkish worker, you may also qualify for additional help, through Student Finance England, Northern Ireland or Wales.
Tuition fees and loans
- Non-UK EU students can be charged up to £1,820 a year for tuition at a Scottish university.
- The Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) will pay these fees if you meet the eligibility conditions,
- Tuition fees at private colleges are usually higher and EU students will have to pay any fees over £1,205 themselves.
- You can apply to SAAS for payment of your tuition fees and, in some cases, for additional financial help with living costs, if you meet eligibility requirements. Visit the SAAS website for full information.
- Tuition fee support for dual EU/UK nationals has changed. Check with SAAS for details.
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