Tuition fee information
This information is applicable to home students and ones on our online undergraduate course. International students should visit our International Tuition Fees page. Tuition fees for our online courses differ slightly and can be found in the table below.
|Course title||Tuition fee|
|BA/FdA Part Time Courses (Taught at UCB)||
|BA (Hons) Childhood Education Studies (Top-Up) (Online)||£5,500|
Tuition fee loan
Tuition fee loans are available to eligible UK and EU students (EU students must have pre-settled or settled status). This is a loan that you can take out from Student Finance to pay for your tuition fees. It is available to all students who meet specific residency criteria, regardless of household income.
However, if you have had previous Higher Education study this may affect your eligibility. If you are eligible, you can get a loan to cover the full amount of your tuition fees and it will be paid directly to University College Birmingham after you enrol on the course.
The maintenance loan and tuition fee loans are repayable, but you will not enter repayment until April 2026 at the earliest, if you have started your course on or after 1 August 2023.
You’ll only start making repayments if your income exceeds the repayment threshold of £25,000 a year. You’ll repay 9% of your income over the repayment threshold.
How to apply
English students can apply for loans online (EU students will not be able to apply online and must complete a paper-based form).
Paper application forms (PTMN form for new English students and EUPTL1 form for EU students) are available to download here.
For part-time students whose courses begin in the 2023/24 academic year
|Payment||Courses starting September 2023||Courses starting February 2024||Instalment|
|Payment 1||31 October 2023||31 March 2024||25%|
|Payment 2||31 January 2024||31 May 2024||25%|
|Payment 3||31 March 2024||31 October 2024||25%|
|Payment 4||31 May 2024||31 January 2025||25%|
For part-time students whose courses begin in the 2022/23 academic year
|Payment||Courses starting September 2022||Courses starting January 2023||Instalment|
|Payment 1||31 October 2022||31 March 2023||25%|
|Payment 2||31 January 2023||31 May 2023||25%|
|Payment 3||31 March 2023||31 October 2023||25%|
|Payment 4||31 May 2023||31 January 2024||25%|
Please note that if your tuition fee loan is not approved by the time your course starts, you will be invoiced for your tuition fee when you enrol. If you are not taking out a tuition fee loan you can pay in four equal instalments, payable by agreed dates throughout the year as indicated in the table below.
* The payment dates listed are for a full year’s tuition fee/attendance.
Part-time students (taught on-site at University College Birmingham)
New students beginning a BA (Hons) course, or those topping up from an FdA to a BA (Hons) can apply to take out a maintenance loan (some course exclusions apply)*. This loan is available through Student Finance England (EU students are not eligible unless they have lived in the UK for more than 5 years before the first day of the first academic year).
The maintenance loan is intended to assist students with living costs throughout their studies, and the amount you can get is based upon a combination of:
- your household income, and;
- the intensity of your studies, i.e. how many credits you are studying in a given academic year, compared to that of a full-time course. Your intensity may not be the same each year, therefore your loan amount may also change in future academic years.
To be eligible for the maintenance loan, you must be under the age of 60 on the first day of the first academic year of your course.
Online Part-Time Course
Please note that if your part-time course is being delivered online, it is classified as a distance learning course. Therefore you will not be eligible for a maintenance loan payment as outlined by Student Finance England.
However, if you are undertaking your part-time course where your sessions are being delivered at the University, you may be eligible for a maintenance loan.
Maintenance payments will be made directly to your account in 3 instalments over each academic year. Your first payment will not be released until you have been in study for 2 weeks.
When you apply for a maintenance loan you must indicate how many credits you are expecting to study in the forthcoming academic year. If you are unsure how many credits you’re expecting to study, please visit your course page to find out.
The table below provides an indication of the maximum maintenance loan you will be entitled to, depending on your study intensity:
|Study intensity||Living at parental home||Living elsewhere|
|100%||Up to £8,171||Up to £9,706|
|75%< 100%||Up to £6,128||Up to £7,279|
|66%< 75%||Up to £5,441||Up to £6,464|
|50%< 66%||Up to £4,085||Up to £4,853|
|33%< 50%||Up to £2,720||Up to £3,232|
|25% <33%||Up to £2,042||Up to £2,426|
*distance learning courses are not eligible for the maintenance loan, therefore BA (Hons) Childhood Education Studies is not an eligible course.
What will I be charged if I decide to withdraw during the academic year?
Please consider carefully whether to enrol on your course. We offer a 2-week cooling off period to brand new students. However, if you enrol and subsequently withdraw after this period, you will be charged fees irrespective of how early in the academic year you withdraw. Fees will be calculated as follows:
|If you withdraw at any time in||Percentage of tuition fee charged|
The University has selected Flywire, an international money transfer provider, as our online payment partner that you can use to pay for your tuition and accommodation fees.Read more
All you need to know about applying to study part-time at University College Birmingham.Read more
University College Birmingham is home to 7,500 students on a wide range of programmes, from apprenticeships and college courses to degrees and postgraduate qualifications.Read more
Whether you need support with your learning, finances, health and wellbeing or other areas, our range of dedicated support services are here for you.Read more
Come and visit us on one of our Open Days, where you can find out more about our courses, our facilities and speak to current students and staff.Read more
Join our global community of more than 1,400 students from over 60 countries. Our international team will help make your application and arrival as smooth as possible.Read more
Part-time and online courses
We run a large number of part-time courses at college, degree and postgraduate level, from marketing or health and social care to culinary arts management or teac…Read more