Student finance

Student fees and finance for where you live

By Bethan Rowe (Researcher, Which? University) - 05 February 2014

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Here's the easy way to get your head around student finance. We've listed out tuition fees payable and student loans and grants available for wherever you are in the UK.

See our regional guides to England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands to find out more about what you have to pay.

Tuition fees: how much you'll pay

Figures shown below are the maximum amounts you could be charged in university tuition fees, based on where you live and where you're planning to study. Bear in mind that sandwich or work placement fees will differ and that many courses charge less.

  Where do you want to study?
Where do you live? England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland
England £9,000 £9,000 £9,000 £9,000
Scotland £9,000 Free £9,000 £9,000
Wales You'll pay £3,685 and get a tuition fee grant to cover any remaining fees
Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,000 £9,000 £3,575

Student loans: how much is available

Figures shown below are the maximum amounts available. The actual amount you receive will depend on where you're studying, your course fees and household income.

    Where do you want to study?
Where do you live? Type of loan England Scotland Wales Northern
Ireland
England Tuition fee loan £9,000 £9,000 £9,000 £9,000
Maintenance loan £5,555 £5,555 £5,555 £5,555
Maintenance grant £3,387 £3,387 £3,387 £3,387
Scotland Tuition fee loan £9,000 £0 £9,000 £9,000
Maintenance loan with Independent Student bursary £7,250 £7,250 £7,250 £7,250
Maintenance loan with Young Student bursary £7,250 £7,250 £7,250 £7,250
Wales Tuition fee loan £3,685 £3,685 £3,685 £3,685
Tutition fee grant £5,315 £5,315 £5,315 £5,315
Maintenance loan £5,202 £5,202 £5,202 £5,202
Assembly Learning Grant £5,161 £5,161 £5,161 £5,161
Northern Ireland Tuition fee loan £9,000 £9,000 £9,000 £3,575
Maintenance loan £4,840 £4,840 £4,840 £4,840
Maintenance grant £3,475 £3,475 £3,475 £3,475

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