As you may be aware from recent news reports, from 2012 UK and EU students will be required to pay a higher fee than at present, somewhere between £6,000 and £9,000. The reason for this increase is that the Government is reducing the funding it provides to the University for each UK and EU student enrolled (currently around 60% of the tuition costs) and students will now need to cover most (approximately 80%) of these funds themselves. In this way, the University will continue to receive the same level of funding – it is simply that responsibility for the payments will change from the Government to the individual student.
For International students, the University currently receives no Government funding and students are therefore responsible for the full cost of their tuition. This situation will not change, and neither will the broad amount of funding the University requires to provide teaching and other services to International students. Consequently, there are no plans to increase tuition fees for International students beyond the usual annual increases to cover the rate of inflation.
Published: 9th February 2011