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Undergraduate Fees

Full-time tuition fees for UK students

If you are a UK student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2021/22, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half-year tuition fee is £4,625.

Accelerated (2 years) course fees will also be at £9,250 for the 2021/22 academic year.

  • This is a yearly fee and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise).
  • If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £27,295 a year
  • If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to SAAS, Student Finance Wales or Student Finance Northern Ireland. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England.
  • University College Birmingham does not charge UK students for 24 or 48-week placements. 

Clearing guide

Guidance for students going through Clearing.

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Scholarships and fee waivers

University College Birmingham provides a range of support designed to encourage individuals to access programmes of study.

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Fees and funding

English tuition fees

Student Finance England is the organisation set up by the Government to provide you with money in order to pay for your course.

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Welsh tuition fees

Welsh tuition fees

Student Finance Wales is the organisation set up by the Government to provide you with loans and grants in order to pay for your course and to help you with living costs.

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Northern Irish / Scottish funding

Northern Irish / Scottish tuition fees

Information about funding for Northern Irish / Scottish students studying at University College Birmingham.

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Students from the EU with Settled or Pre Settled Status in the UK

EU students with Settled or Pre Settled Status who have been living in the UK, the EEA, Gibraltar or Switzerland for the past 3 years can apply through Student Finance for a tuition fee loan in order to pay for your course, whilst you are studying towards your first undergraduate degree or PGCE. This means that there is no need to pay any upfront tuition fees to go to university.

Any loans provided by Student Finance England only have to be repaid from the April after you have left the course and only if you are earning more than £26,575 per year.

If you are an EU student with settled status or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) who has been living in England for more than 5 years prior to the start of your course, you can apply through Student Finance England for a maintenance loan to help you with your living costs, as well as a tuition fee loan.

Guide to Student Finance for EU students


European Students based outside the UK

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, it has been confirmed that most EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals starting courses on or after 1 August 2021 will not be eligible for support from Student Finance England.

Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland will not be affected by these changes and will continue to be eligible for support.

At University College Birmingham, we would like to support our EU applicants through this transition, therefore, we are offering an automatic EU Transition Award to all eligible EU students who start their studies at UCB in September 2021 or January 2022. Find out more about our EU transition award.

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