Standard home/EU, Islands and foundation year: £9,000 per year
BM BS in Medicine for Islands students: £19,000 per year
The fees quoted are for the academic year 2013/14, the latest fees currently available. Note, however, that fees increase on an annual basis. Fees are listed with each course at Undergraduate courses 2014. We expect to publish tuition fees for the academic year 2014/15 by early 2014.
For information about study abroad and professional and industrial placement year fees, visit Study abroad and placements tuition fees and costs.
Under the arrangements introduced by the UK Government in 2012, tuition fees for undergraduate courses will continue to be set by each university. For 2013/14, the University of Sussex charges home, eligible EU and Islands undergraduate students £9,000 per year, and has received Government approval for this. We expect that fees will increase in future years as the Government reviews the fee levels that can be set each year. To assist new full-time home/EU students studying for their first degree, a range of financial support has been announced by the UK Government:
- you do not have to pay for your course yourself upfront
- you can get a loan to cover the cost of your tuition, which you only start to pay back when you are earning over £21,000 a year
- repayments will be made each month and will be a fixed percentage of income over £21,000, over a period of up to 30 years.
At the same time, Sussex has also launched an innovative First-Generation Scholars scheme, the financial element of which entitles students receiving UK Government grant support to financial support via the scheme. We have therefore set the eligibility threshold at the highest level possible – ie students whose family income is up to £42,611. For more information, refer to Undergraduate scholarships 2014.
Tuition fees for home/EU full-time students pay for your teaching costs (including both tuition and exams). It is important to bear in mind that tuition fees do not pay for your accommodation, meals and other living expenses. For more information, refer to Living costs.
Home/EU students can apply each year to take out a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company, if you meet the eligibility criteria. The UK Government will then pay us on your behalf and will convert that amount into a non-means-tested fee loan that you start to repay once you have left university and are earning more than £21,000 a year. If you do not take out a loan and are self funding, you pay your fees at or before the start of each academic year.
Student Finance England
The following videos, produced by Student Finance England, outline the structure of student loans and grants. They also explain interest on your loan and repayment.