Tuition Fees - Continuing Full-time Students

This page explains the tuition fee support available to continuing full-time students. The amount they can get doesn’t depend on their household income.

It’s usually paid to their university or college in three instalments – 25% in the first term, 25% in the second term and 50% in the third term.

The following information is for:

  • Students who started a course on or after 1 August 2018
  • Students who started a course between 1 September 2012 and 1 August 2018

Students who started a course on or after 1 August 2018

Tuition Fee Loan available

Studying at a public university or college in Wales

£9,000

Studying at a public university or college in Scotland or Northern Ireland

£9,250

Studying at a private university or college in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland

£6,165

Studying at a registered provider in England

£9,250

Studying overseas, work placements and Erasmus

The following tuition fee rates are based on the student studying at a regulated university or college in England, Wales or Scotland.

Maximum tuition fee that can be charged

Tuition Fee available

On Erasmus and either studying abroad or on a work placement abroad

£1,385

£1,385

Studying abroad with less than 10 weeks at your Welsh, English or Scottish university/college

£1,385

£1,385

On a work placement year of a sandwich course with less than 10 weeks at your Welsh, English or Scottish university/college

£1,850

£1,850

Students who started their course between 1 September 2012 and 1 August 2018

Support available in 2020/21

Maximum you can be charged

Tuition Fee Loan available

Fee Grant available

Studying at a public university or college in Wales

£9,000

£4,470

£4,530

Studying at a public university or college in England, Northern Ireland or Scotland

£9,250

£4,720

£4,530

Studying an approved course at a non-regulated university or college in the UK

No restrictions

£6,165

No Fee Grant available

Students should speak to their university or college if they’re not sure how much they’ll be charged.

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 tuition fee they can be charged

Tuition Fee Loan available

Fee Grant available

On Erasmus and either studying abroad or on a work placement abroad

£1,385

£710

£675

Studying abroad with less than 10 weeks at your 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 your Welsh, English or Scottish university/college

£1,850

£950

£900

Students should speak to their university or college if they’re not sure how much they’ll be charged.



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