Tuition fees

Clarification on funding for EU students post-Brexit 

The UK Government has made an announcement giving clarity on fees for EU students. Students from other EU countries can now apply for places on undergraduate courses starting in autumn 2017 and autumn 2018 knowing that they will pay the same tuition fees as UK students for the duration of their courses, and can also apply for student loans. This will apply even after the UK exits the EU. You can read the response from Universities UK on their website. The University will only change its position in this regard where legally required to do so by the UK Government.  

2017 fees

Home/EU students

Tuition fees for UK and EU students starting a new full-time degree in 2017 have been approved by OFFA. For more information please see our 2017-18 tuition fee information.  The maximum fee we are permitted to charge for home/EU undergraduate students is set by the UK government. We intend to increase undergraduate tuition fees for home/EU undergraduate students in line with the inflationary increases allowed by government. You should therefore expect an inflationary increase in your fees in each subsequent academic year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

Do I have to pay upfront, and what will the repayments be like?

You will not have to pay for the cost of your tuition up front. You can take out a tuition loan which you don’t have to start repaying until you are earning more than £21,000 a year. Repayment rates on loans will be at 9% of salary over £21,000. The government will meet the cost of writing off any remaining debt after 30 years.

Can I get assistance paying for the fees?

We are committed to attracting and supporting the most talented students to the University of Exeter, irrespective of your financial background. As part of these arrangements, we will be offering financial assistance in the form of reduced fees and bursaries to encourage more applications from students from disadvantaged backgrounds. We also provide expert financial advice and guidance to offer the best practical help and support possible to ensure you are able to make the most of your time at Exeter. Find out more about financial support.

Where can I find out more?

See our frequently asked questions for more information on fees.

Exceptions to the standard tuition fees

  • BMBS Medicine: The standard tuition fee is applied per year for years one to four. In year five the tuition fees will be paid by the NHS*
  • Year Abroad: If you spend a full academic year on an Erasmus study abroad or work placement, or a non-Erasmus study abroad year, you will pay a reduced fee. In 2016/17 the fee is £1,385 (or 15 per cent of the maximum fee for that year). If you spend a full year on a non-Erasmus work or industrial placement (in the UK or abroad) you will also pay a reduced fee. In 2016/17 the fee is £1,850 (or 20 per cent of the maximum fee for that year).

*assuming current external funding arrangements continue

International and Channel Island students

International students

Please refer to the international students section for details of international student tuition fees and guide to living costs. Emergency financial assistance is available for international students via the Fund for International Student Hardship (FISH). Details can be found by following the link to the International Students section of the Student Finance website.

For further information about how your fee status is determined see the guidance on our Fee Status pages.

Channel Islands/Isle of Man students

Fees for residents of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man starting their studies in 2017 are the same as the Home/EU tuition fees.

Please visit our Student Finance webpage for Channel Islands students for more information.

Other course costs

In addition to tuition fees and living costs, your programme of study may have other costs associated with it, such as laboratory equipment or field trips. The Students' Guild maintain a Course Cost Checker which details additional, subject-specific costs as clearly as possible.

Fees: do you have a question?

Visit our frequently asked questions page for further finance information.