University of the Arts Yearly Tuition
Tuition fees reflect the cost of delivering the highest quality teaching and the resources we are widely commended for and which you would expect from a specialist institution.
The cost of your course will differ depending on whether you’re eligible to pay a ‘UK/EU’ or ‘International’ fee, so checking your fee status is important. If you are unsure of your fees status, the UKCISA website will help you in assessing whether you will be eligible to pay a ‘UK/EU’ fee (also called a ‘home’ fee). Or if you would like to ask us, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are assessed as a ‘UK/EU’ student then you will be able to obtain a tuition fee loan from the UK government which will mean that you won’t have to pay your fees up front – further details are provided below. You don’t have to take out a tuition fee loan though, so you can still choose to pay your fees up front. International students are not eligible for the UK government loan.
2017 Tuition Fee
|UK/EU nationality||Four year degree (Year 0 only)||£8,750|
|UK/EU nationality||Undergraduate degree (full-time)||£9,250|
|UK/EU nationality||Postgraduate degree (full-time)||£6,600|
|UK/EU nationality||Postgraduate degree (part-time)||£4,250
(fixed for both years)
|UK/EU nationality||PG Cert in Learning and Teaching
in HE (part-time)
|UK/EU nationality||Research degree (full-time)||£4,850|
|UK/EU nationality||Research degree (part-time)||£2,910|
|International (non-EU)||Four year degree (Year 0 only)||£13,000|
|International (non-EU)||Undergraduate degree (full-time)||£13,000|
|International (non-EU)||Postgraduate degree (full-time)||£13,000|
|International (non-EU)||Research degree (full-time)||£15,000|
Fees may rise in future years by no more than inflation and within permitted parameters from Her Majesty’s Government.
Find out more about 2017 fees for international students and the support available.
NUA alumni, staff and feeder staff discount
All NUA alumni are eligible for a £1,000 discount on NUA postgraduate degree fees. All NUA staff and staff from feeder institutions are eligible for a £500 discount on NUA postgraduate degree fees.
Financial support for UK/EU students in 2017
There are no upfront costs. Tuition fee loans and loans for living costs are available as well as NUA bursaries, which take family income into account, and which you do not have to repay.
Tuition Fee Loan for Undergraduate study
- Available to cover the full cost of your tuition
- You don’t have to pay for your course upfront yourself
- Only start paying back when you are earning over £21,000 per year
Maintenance Loan for Undergraduate study
The Student Maintenance Loan helps with living costs such as accommodation, food, clothes, travel and course expenses. This loan is available to new and existing eligible UK students and the amount students receive is dependent on household income and any maintenance grant received.
- A loan of up to £8,430 will be available if you live away from home.
- A loan of up to £7,097 will be available if you live with your parents.
Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £10,000
UK nationals and those who have been resident in England for five years will be eligible to apply for a government loan of up to £10,000 towards course fees or living costs. Part time and EU students may also be eligible. However, you will not be eligible for a loan if you already hold an MA qualification.
Rates of interest
- Interest on your loan will be applied at inflation (Retail Price Index – RPI) plus 3% while you are studying and up to the April after you leave university
- From then, if you are earning below £21,000 interest will be applied at the rate of inflation
- Once you are earning between £21,000 and £41,000 interest will be applied between RPI and RPI plus 3% on a scale depending on income
- For graduates earning over £41,000 interest will be applied at RPI plus 3%
- The loan will be charged at a rate of RPI plus 3%. Interest will start to accrue as soon as the loan is taken.
- For 2017 you will start to repay your loan in April 2019 if earnings are over £21,000. The loan is repaid at a rate of 6% on earnings over £21,000. The loan will be written off after 30 years.
- UK nationals and those who have been resident in England for five years will be eligible. EU nationals may be eligible. You will not be eligible for a loan if you already hold an MA qualification.
How can you find out more?
To learn more about loans, repayment calculations and other financial support go to www.gov.uk/student-finance. If you have any questions about fees please do not hesitate to email email@example.com.
Making your application
Find out how to apply for student loans and grants and check the gov.uk website for further information on eligibility and criteria.
Find out about scholarship programmes available to NUA applicants.
NUA offers bursaries to new students whose household income is £42,875 or less.