Tuition fees

Find out how much our tuition fees are for undergraduate, Masters and PhD degrees, what your fees cover, and ways to pay.

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2019/20 fees

Tuition fees are not yet set for courses starting in September 2019. Tuition fees for 2019 may be different from 2018 tuition fees.

2018/19 fees

  • Undergraduate tuition fees (2018/2019)

    To see your fees, find your undergraduate course and check the fees and scholarships section.

    Your fees may increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels. 

    See our tuition fees terms and conditions.

    You can also search for loans and funding to see how you can pay for your fees, and check your fee status.

  • Masters tuition fees (2018/19)

    To see your fees, find your Masters course and check the fees and scholarships section.

    You must accept our financial guarantee to register online as a student.

    You can also search for loans and funding to see how you can pay for your fees, and check your fee status.

    Fee increases

    Your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

    If you study part time over two years, you’ll be charged 50% of the equivalent 2018 full-time fee in each year of study. 

    The fee in your second year – if you continue your studies without a break – will be subject to a 2.5% increase (subject to rounding).

    See our tuition fees terms and conditions

    Other payments

    You may need to pay a £50 late registration fee if you start in the autumn term but register late.

  • PhD tuition fees (2018/19)

    To see your fees, find your PhD and check the funding and fees section.

    Your fees may increase before 2018/19 and on an annual basis after this. We'll publish MPhil/PhD fees by or before May 2018 and may increase fees for 2018/19 at that stage as we follow the fee levels set nationally by the Research Councils.

    See our tuition fees terms and conditions.

    You must accept our financial guarantee to register online as a student.

    You can also search for loans and funding to see how you can pay for your fees, and check your fee status.

    Other payments

    You may need to pay:

    • a pre-submission fee, which is £500 for a year, and £125 per quarter (2018/19)
    • a £50 late registration fee if you start in the autumn term but register late.

    Distant students

    If you spend part of your registration as a distant student, you pay full fees for the periods at Sussex and 65% of the full fee for periods as a distant student.

    Fieldwork

    If you are on approved fieldwork and you're absent from the University, you may be charged 65% of the full fee for the fieldwork period (in exceptional cases).

    Reduced fieldwork fees are at the discretion of the relevant Director of Doctoral Studies.

    If you have funding through a grant-awarding authority, check if your award includes fieldwork travelling expenses.

EU students

If you start in the academic year 2018 to 2019, you're still eligible for student loans and grants, and you'll pay fees at same rate as UK students.

Your fee status

You pay different fees depending on your fee status category. Check if you qualify as a home/EU, Islands or overseas student for paying fees.

Returning students

Check how much you'll pay in fees as a returning undergraduate, Masters or PhD student.

Terms and conditions

See our terms and conditions for 2014 to 2018 tuition fees, and find out how your tuition fees are spent.

Fees from previous years

Check tuition fees for 2014 to 2017 entry.

What your fees cover

Your tuition fees cover your education costs, including teaching and exams. Your fees don't cover:

You may need to pay:

  • a fee for course or field trips - check your course
  • a pre-submission fee of £500 a year or £125 per quarter (2017/18) if you are a PhD student
  • a £50 late registration fee if you are a Masters or PhD student.

Student Union membership is free.

Placement and study abroad fees

If you're a home/EU student starting in 2018/19, you pay:

  • 20% of your tuition fees during your placement year if the placement is for a year
  • the normal tuition fee if the placement is for less than a year.

These fees are subject to Government policy changes and you should buy insurance if you do a placement abroad.

You also pay different fees if you do a study abroad year. Check how much you'll pay if you do a study abroad year

How to pay your fees

If you are an undergraduate student and you:

  • have a student loan, this is paid directly to Sussex
  • don't have student loans, you pay your fees in full, or in two or three instalments.

If you're a Masters or PhD student, you must either pay your fees in full at the beginning of each academic year or in instalments if you're self funding. 

You can pay your fees:

  • online when you register or through your Sussex Direct account
  • at the Student Accounts Office in Sussex House
  • on the phone by calling the Student Accounts Office
  • through Western Union if you make an international payment.

If you have a Sussex scholarship with a fee waiver or money off your fees, this appears in your Sussex Direct account. 

You may need to take extra evidence to the Student Accounts Office if you:

  • are sponsored
  • can’t see your student loan payments in your student account
  • have a career development loan. 

Other fees

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