£9,000 a year tuition fees for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland
The annual tuition fee for Aberdeen students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be £9,000, but no student will pay more than £27,000 in total for their three or four-year Honours degree (with the exception of enhanced degrees and Medicine). This means that students studying with us will pay no more for their degree programme at Aberdeen than they would for a three-year degree at universities of similar standing across the rest of the UK.
The University has taken this decision as we want the decision to study at Aberdeen to be made on academic merit and the pedigree of the institution alone and not on the basis of costs. We believe strongly in the quality of our four-year degree programme and do not want decisions over whether to study for three years or four to be made purely on financial considerations.
Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland can apply to the Student Loans Company for a tuition fee loan. This tuition fee loan is paid directly to the University by the Government and students only need to start repaying the loan once earning over £21,000 after graduation, with all outstanding debt written off after 30 years.
In addition, Government grants are available, and it is estimated that up to a quarter of undergraduate students will benefit from extra financial support from 2012.
For further details view our Finance Guide for Students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales
Tuition Fees for Scotland and EU students
In the academic year 2011/2012 the cost of tuition fees for UK/EU undergraduate students is £1,820 per year, with the exception of medical students, where the cost of tuition fees is £2,895 per year. Scottish students should apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland to cover this cost.
As an ancient university in Scotland with a four year Honours degree programme, many students studying with us wish to experience the breadth and depth offered by this option.
However, all students who possess good qualifications, will be eligible for Advanced entry to Level 2, meaning that students can achieve an Honours degree in three years instead of four.
Scholarships and Bursaries
An extensive scholarship and bursary programme is on offer to students, with scholarships ranging from those focused on financial need, to those offered on the basis of academic merit, to those available for excellence in a particular extra-curricular field. Hundreds of students currently benefit each year, and scholarships can often be awarded for amounts of £3,000-£5,000 depending on the length of your degree.
For further information visit our undergraduate scholarships information.
For the fastest way to look for sources of funding search our Funding Database.
A rough estimate of other costs that you can expect in your first year might look like this:
- accommodation costs (hall of residence with meals) £4,500
- books and stationery £170
- clothes £140
- laundry/cleaning £50
- telephone £80
- postage £50
- travel £100
- sport/leisure £340
- (other costs) £350
Remember, this is a merely an estimate, and will very much depend on an individual’s lifestyle.
Please note that this new fee regime is for students commencing university study in 2012. Current students are not affected and will continue to pay the current tuition fee level.
If you would like to here more about the new tuition fees and any other aspect of study at the University of Aberdeen then you are welcome to attend one of our Information Evenings in Manchester, Belfast, London and Newcastle.