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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For courses starting in 2019

  • Undergraduate tuition fees

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

    Remember to check your fee status if you're unsure which level of fee you will pay.

    Please read our tuition fees terms and conditions.

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

    Fee increases

    Note that UK/EU and Channel Islands fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.

    Overseas fees are subject to an annual increase of 3%.

    Additional costs

    Check any additional costs you may have to pay.

    Loans and funding

    You can also search for undergraduate loans and funding.

  • Masters tuition fees

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

    Remember to check your fee status if you're unsure which level of fee you will pay.

    Please read our tuition fees terms and conditions.

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

    Fee increases

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

    Your second year fee – if you continue your studies without a break – will be subject to a 3% increase (subject to rounding).

    Additional costs

    Check any additional costs you may have to pay.

    Tuition fee deposits for international Masters students

    If you are a self-funded international student starting a Masters course in September 2019, you are required to pay a tuition fee deposit. Find out more.

    Loans and funding

    You can also search for Masters loans and funding.

  • PhD tuition fees
    • UK/EU, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2019/20. Fees will become available once set by Research Councils UK.
    • International students: To see your fees, find your PhD and check the funding and fees section.

    Please read 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.

    Fee increases

    Home and EU PhD student fees are set at the level recommended by Research Councils UK (RCUK) annually, rising in line with inflation.

    Overseas fees are subject to an annual increase of 3%.

    Additional costs

    Check any additional costs you may have to pay.

    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.

For courses starting in 2018

EU students

If you start in the academic year 2019 to 2020, 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:

Additional costs

The table below lists additional charges that some students may need to pay during their course.

Fee itemAmount (2018/19)Amount (2019/20)
Postgraduate late registration fee £55 £55
Undergraduate late registration fee £55 £55
Postgraduate History China Exchange (teaching block 2 only) £1,550 £1,550
Postgraduate visiting research student placement fee £550 £550
Postgraduate taught continuation fee £275 £275
Undergraduate final year resit fee £275 £275
PhD pre-submission fee £500 (annual)
£125 (quarterly)
£500 (annual)
£125 (quarterly)
Course/field trips check your course check your course

Student Union membership is free.

Placement and study abroad fees

If you're an undergraduate student starting in 2018/19 or 2019/20, 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

You can also check fees for:


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