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 postgraduate 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.
Standard full-time postgraduate fees (academic year 2017-18)
The majority of tuition fees for postgraduate programmes are charged at our standard rate, however many fees are non-standard so you will need to consult individual programme pages to confirm. If you are unsure if you will pay UK/EU or international fees, fee status provides further details.
Fees are confirmed in the Autumn for students starting in the following academic year and are subject to change each year.
Please note that the prices listed below will increase by no more than 3% each year for the duration of your studies to take into account inflationary pressures.
|Taught programmes (MA, MSc, MRes)|
|Sciences||Humanities and Social Sciences|
|UK/EU||Please see individual programme pages||£7,500|
|International||Please see individual programme pages||£16,500|
The fee stated for a full-time Masters will usually be the total fee for a one-year programme. Fees for part-time and modular programmes (where available) are pro-rata.
Please note, if you receive an offer of a place on a full-time taught postgraduate programme, you will need to pay a tuition fee deposit to confirm your place. See our tuition fee deposits page for full information.
|Research programmes (MbyRes, MPhil, PhD)|
|Sciences||Humanities and Social Sciences|
The fees listed represent tuition fees for the majority of research degree students. You may be permitted to transfer to continuation status, benefitting from reduced fees, when at the 'writing up' stage of a PhD thesis. The continuation fee rate applies until submission of your thesis for examination.
When are fees due?
Tuition fees are typically payable in two 50% instalments, normally in September (at the start of your course) and January each year. See our student finance pages for more details.
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. Unfortunately, due to the highly individual nature of PhD study, this only covers undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses.
The fees charged for study at the University of Exeter fall broadly into three categories:
Will I pay the ‘Home/EU’ or ‘International’ fee?
Only certain categories of students will be charged the ‘Home/EU’ fee. Generally they are:
- people who have permanent residence in the UK and have been resident in the UK for three years
- European Economic Area (EEA) migrant workers and their families in the UK who have lived in the EEA for three years
- EU nationals and their children who have lived in the EEA for three years
- refugees (recognised by the UK government) and their families
Further information can be found on our student finance pages.
Please note that the University is unable to undertake fee assessments prior to an application for a place to study being made. If you are unsure which fee category is applicable to you after making an application you may wish to contact us so we can send you a Fee Status Questionnaire.
Please also note that if you have received an offer and you think your fee status is incorrect you have 28 days, from the date of your offer, to query your status. To query you fee status within the 28 day period please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org stating your full name, Exeter Reference number, programme for which you have been made an offer and providing details of why you think the fee classification is incorrect.
If the duration of your chosen programme of study spans more than one academic year, the tuition fees for future years are expected to rise by a modest amount to take account of inflationary pressures. You can view tuition fees for students already studying with us on our Student Finance web pages.