Tuition fees for Home/EU undergraduates

If this is your first degree and you are a Home or EU student applying for entry in 2020, you do not have to pay your fees upfront. Instead, you can take out a tuition fee loan which is paid straight to the University. This is available to most students, no matter what their household income (including EU students).

For students applying for 2020 entry (subject to Parliamentary Approval)

Tuition fees for 2020 entry are £9,250.

Exceptions to the £9,250 fee:

Some of our programmes charge less than the full £9,250 fee:

  • Foundation programmes: the fee for the foundation year of specified programmes at Carmel College and Birkenhead Sixth Form College is £5,140.
  • Programmes with a year in industry or a year abroad: the fee for students spending a full year working in industry is £1,850. The fee for students spending a full year abroad is £1,385.

Programme-specific additional costs

Some programmes which include compulsory fieldwork or additional elements such as the Pilots Licence in Aerospace Engineering may incur additional costs. Where this is the case, those costs will be outlined at on-campus events such as the University Open Days or Applicant Discovery Days.

Study costs

We want to try and help you prepare for the day-to-day costs of studying. These might include things like photocopying in the library, buying textbooks and specialist equipment or going on field classes. For information on the kinds of costs which may be incurred, including where departments contribute towards these costs, see our study costs page.

International students from outside the European Union

Non-EU international students should refer to our International Money and Scholarships section.

Students from the European Union

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting their courses in 2020 will be eligible for the Home tuition fee and will be able to apply for the tuition fee loan for the duration of their programmes, even if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Please note, if you apply for study in 2020 and choose to defer entry to 2021, you may be subject to the 2021 fee system.

If you are a student from a country within the European Union but outside of the UK, please see our guidance for students on the UK leaving the EU and the British Council website for more information on funding your studies.

Students from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man

If you are a student from the Isle of Man or Channel Islands, please refer to our Fee Status section or please email for more information.