Tuition Fees in The United Kingdom
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Tuition Fees in The United Kingdom

Explore tuition fees in The United Kingdom for bachelor's degrees and find the right bachelors degree at the right tuition cost for you.

Undergraduate tuition fees for international students in the UK depend on whether you are an EU or non-EU student.

Students from within the EU will pay up to £9,000 ($US13,340) per year for their undergraduate degree at institutions in England and Wales.

Degree programs in Northern Ireland will cost up to £3,575 (US$5,330) per year, while an undergraduate degree is essentially free in Scotland for students from Scotland and the EU.

The Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) achieves this with a student subsidy.

This does not extend to students from other parts of the United Kingdom (England, Wales or Northern Ireland) who will have to pay between £6,630 (US$9,890) and £9,000 (US$13,440).

For international students from outside the EU fees start at around £8,000 (US$11,920) for lecture based programs, and going up to £36,600 (US$58,201) for top undergraduate medical degrees.

The average cost of tuition fees for international students studying in the UK is around £11,987 (US$17,890).

Now that you know how much it will cost to study in the UK, you may be asking how to fund study in the UK.

Where to look for funding for study in the UK can be a complicated question, but our guide to financial aid for international students in the UK can help answer it.

The most common sources of funding for international students in the UK are:

Your own country

You might be able to find study abroad funding from local government or companies based in your home country. A good way to find out is to contact your local government office or find their website and see what they recommend.

Also, research large companies in your home country that might offer study funding assistance and contact them about opportunities. However, it is worth considering that they may require you to return home after your studies to work for them.

International Organisations

There are many international organisations that are able to grant financial aid for international students in the UK, such as the Fulbright Commission, which offer support to US students looking to study in the UK.

UK universities/schools

UK colleges and universities offer financial aid to international students in some cases. Your best option it to contact them directly or look for information on their website.

You should request details of the financial aid on offer when requesting an application form from that institution’s admissions office. It may be possible to participate in a formal exchange between an institution in your home country and one in the UK.

Student loans

Some countries have student loan programs available to citizens of that country to help studying abroad, for example India, but do often have limitations.

US students can access more flexible student loans to study at universities in the UK on either a short-term basis or for entire undergraduate degree programs.


There are a number of scholarship opportunities available to international students studying in the UK.