Newcastle University Undergraduate Tuition Fees
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 £9,250, subject to government regulations on fee increases and parliamentary approval. This represents a 2.8% increase on 2016-17 fees, based on RPIX*. If the new regulations are not introduced for 2017 entry, the fee will be £9,000.
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 and in line with inflation. We will update our information on fee increases when this becomes available. Student fee loans are also expected to rise in line with the maximum fee allowed, to ensure that higher education remains affordable for all.
Please note that some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fee.
*RPIX is a measure of inflation in the UK, equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments.
Tuition fee information for international students (from outside the EU) is set out on our individual degree pages for each degree.
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 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 2017 will receive student loan support from the UK Government for the duration of their course.
We will update this page to confirm the fee level for EU students entering the University in 2018 as soon as possible. This will be subject to decisions made by the UK Government as part of the Brexit negotiations.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.