Undergraduate

Tuition Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees and Costs

Newcastle University Undergraduate Tuition Fees

UK/EU students

For UK/EU students, we will be charging a tuition fee of £9,000 in 2016-17.

The maximum fee that we are permitted to charge for UK/EU students is set by the UK government. Our undergraduate tuition fees for UK/EU students for 2017-18 will be set and published when the government establishes limits for tuition fees. As a general principle, you should expect the tuition fee to increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

Please note that some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fee.

International students

Tuition fee information for international students (from outside the EU) for 2016-17 and 2017-18 is set out on our individual degree pages for each degree.

Current students

Current UK/EU students who began courses in 2015 or earlier will continue to pay a tuition fee of £9,000 for the duration of your degree programme. If you are a current student, please visit our Student Wellbeing website for finance information. 

European Union Referendum

A referendum to determine whether the UK remains in the European Union was held on Thursday 23 June 2016 and the outcome was that the UK should leave the European Union. Whilst this decision will have many consequences, there will be no major changes taking place immediately, as there will be a gradual, managed exit process.

Newcastle University has guaranteed that EU students entering our University in 2016 and 2017 will pay the UK (Home) rate of fee for the full duration of their programme of study.

In terms of student financial support, EU students who are currently at UK universities and those entering in 2016 will receive student loan support from the UK Government for the duration of their course

Key tuition fee facts

Key information about tuition fees:

  • you will not have to pay any tuition fees up-front or while you are studying
  • tuition fee loans are available for eligible students from the UK and EU
  • you only start to repay the loan after you have graduated and are earning over £21,000
  • different fee levels apply on some of our courses. You can find specific fees information by degree using our A-Z list of degrees

Check the financial implications of studying for a second degree if you plan to study for a qualification that is at an equivalent level to, or a lower level than one you have already started.

Fee discounts

Alumni Discount

An alumni discount of 20% off fee costs is available if you've already completed a degree at Newcastle, and are self-financing a second undergraduate degree with us.

Early Payment Discount

UK/EU students can receive a 2% discount on their annual tuition fee if they pay before the 25 November

International students will need to pay their annual fees in full during registration week to take advantage of the 2% full payment discount.

Deferred entry

Students who have deferred entry, will be subject to the cost of tuition fees (and eligible for the scholarship schemes) for the year in which they start university.

Did you enter university before 2012 and take a leave of absence, or other break, which delayed your studies until after 2012? If so, find out how the fees and funding changes will impact you on our Tuition Fees Exceptions page.

Additional course costs

We aim to minimise additional costs to students but some of our degrees involve costs that tuition fees do not cover. To make sure that you budget accurately for university life, check if your degree requires any additional course costs.

Living costs

You'll need to allow around £8,500 a year for living costs. This figure is for guidance only. It will depend on your own personal spending patterns and how you manage your money.

Non-payment of fees

The University will withhold your degree certificate if you have not paid your tuition fees. We explain this policy in the University General Regulations (PDF: 69KB).

Access Agreement

To charge tuition fees of more than £6,000 per year, universities have negotiated an access agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA). The Newcastle University Access Agreement 2016 Entry (PDF: 1.09MB) sets out our commitment to widening participation and fair access.