financing your studies

Page last updated 03/12/2020

Students from Europe

Please select the year you wish to study with us to find out more about tuition fees and student loans.

Tuition fees

EU students starting or continuing a course in the 2020/21 academic year will pay the same fees as UK students for the duration of your course. 

Student loans

As an EU student, you can apply for a student loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees if your course starts before 31 July 2021. Your loan will cover the full duration of your course.

Student loans are available for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and you could receive the following:


Up to £9,250 per year for an undergraduate course (three years)
Up to £10,609 per year for a postgraduate course (normally one year)

You may be able to apply for a student loan once you have received an offer for your undergraduate or postgraduate course. You can apply through a website called the Student Loans Company and once you have successfully secured your loan fee you won’t have to pay any upfront fees.

You can find more information about student loans and how to apply on the Student Finance website.

You will only start to make repayments on your student loan once you are earning a salary over the equivalent of £21,000.

If you have a loan for an undergraduate course, you will repay 9% of any earnings over the equivalent of  £21,000 per year. For a postgraduate loan, you will repay 6% of your earnings each month once you are earning more than £21,000 per year, or equivalent.

We have provided some useful information so you can see the cost of your loan repayment for an undergraduate loan or postgraduate loan depending on your earnings.

Tuition fees

We are pleased to confirm that in the 2021-22 academic year, EU students will continue to pay the same fees as UK students for the duration of their course. 

The table below contains tuition fee costs for EU students in the 2021-22 academic year.

 Course level Annual Tuition Fees - EU students 
 Pre-sessional 5 weeks  £1,150
 Pre-sessional 10 weeks  £2,300
 Pre-sessional 20 weeks  £4,600
 Foundation  £9,250
 Undergraduate / Bachelors (most courses)  £9,250
 Postgraduate / Masters (most courses) Varies by course - view your course page 
 Research To be confirmed - visit The Graduate School website for more details.

Access to Student Finance from Academic Year 2021/22: FAQs

The UK Department for Education have prepared answers to frequently asked questions about higher education support for EU, EEA and Swiss students for the year 2021/22. You can read the latest guidance on the DfE website. 

Student loans

Following the UK’s decision to withdraw from the European Union, the Government has confirmed that EU students starting a new course in the 2021-22 academic year will not be eligible for UK government loans.