Image of: students walking

Continuing full-time students

There are different rules around the fees the student will be charged depending on when they started their course.

Students who started in 2012/13 or later

Support available in 2017/18

All 2017/18 figures are subject to approval by the National Assembly for Wales.

Maximum that can be chargedTuition Fee Loan availableFee Grant available
Studying at a public university or college in Wales £9,000 £4,046 £4,954
Studying at a public university or college in England, Northern Ireland or Scotland £9,250 £4,296 £4,954
Studying at a private university or college in the UK on a course designated by the Welsh Government No restrictions £6,165 No Fee Grant available

If the student is studying at a public university or college in England, Northern Ireland or Scotland that’s charging £9,000 or less, the maximum Tuition Fee Loan available will be £4,046.

The student can choose to take the Fee Grant only but they’ll need to pay the amount equivalent to the Tuition Fee Loan available first, directly to the university or college themselves.

Studying overseas, work placements & ERASMUS

The following tuition fee rates are based on the student:

  • studying at a publicly funded university/college in England, Wales or Scotland;
  • having started their course on or after 1 September 2012; and
  • applying through Student Finance Wales (or Student Finance Services if they’re an EU student).
Maximum that can be chargedTuition Fee Loan availableFee Grant available
On ERASMUS and:
  • studying abroad
  • on a work placement abroad
£1,385 £710 £675
Studying abroad with less than 10 weeks at the Welsh, English or Scottish university/college £1,385 £710 £675
On a work placement year of a sandwich course with less than 10 weeks at the Welsh, English or Scottish university/college £1,850 £950 £900

We advise the student to speak to their university/college about the tuition fees charged if they’re unsure or the criteria mentioned is not met.

Support available in 2016/17

Maximum that can be chargedTuition Fee Loan availableFee Grant available
Studying at a public university or college in the UK £9,000 £3,900 £5,100
Studying at a private university or college in the UK on a course designated by the Welsh Government No restrictions £6,000 No Fee Grant available

The student can choose to take the Fee Grant only but they’ll need to pay the first £3,900 directly to the university or college themselves.

Studying overseas, work placements & ERASMUS

The following tuition fee rates are based on the student:

  • studying at a publicly funded university/college in England or Wales;
  • having started their course on or after 1st September 2012; and
  • applying through Student Finance Wales (or Student Finance Services if they’re an EU student).
Maximum that can be chargedTuition Fee Loan availableFee Grant available
On ERASMUS and:
  • studying abroad
  • on a work placement abroad
£1,350 £675 £675
Studying abroad with less than 10 weeks at the Welsh or English university/college £1,350 £675 £675
On a work placement year of a sandwich course with less than 10 weeks at the Welsh or English university/college £1,800 £900 £900

We advise the student to speak to their university/college about the tuition fees charged if they’re unsure or the criteria mentioned is not met.

Students who started in 2010/11 or 2011/12

Support available in 2017/18

All 2017/18 figures are subject to approval by the National Assembly for Wales.

Maximum Tuition Fee Loan available
Studying in Wales or England £3,465
Studying in Scotland £2,895
Studying in Northern Ireland £4,030

Support available in 2016/17

Maximum Tuition Fee Loan available
Studying in Wales or England £3,465
Studying in Scotland £2,895
Studying in Northern Ireland £3,925


^ Back to top