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Tuition fees and living costs

To gain a UK student visa, applicants must show that they have enough funds for both academic costs and living expenses. Our offer letters state the annual tuition fee and a monthly allowance for living expenses.

2021 tuition fees for International students

The tuition fees for international students starting their course in autumn 2021 are:

BMBS Medicine


Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences (including Law)


Accounting & Finance, Business & Management, and Economics


Biosciences, Geography, Medical Sciences (including Nursing), Psychology and Sport Sciences


Flexible Combined Honours


Mathematics and Computer Science (including Mathematics with Accounting/Economics/Finance/Management)


Engineering, Physics (including Combined Honours Maths & Physics), Geology, Mining,



You can find more details on the course pages of our Undergraduate website.

Tuition fees for international students can be found on the course pages of our Postgraduate Taught website.

Tuition fees for international students can be found on the course pages of our Postgraduate Reseach website.

Please note that the prices listed are subject to change as we work to ensure an outstanding student experience. Our current policy is to increase tuition fees in each year of study. We will confirm our fees and any changes that will apply during your course on our student fees page

If we make you an offer of a place, we will confirm your fees in writing via email. From 2020 entry, your fee as a continuing student may increase by up to 5% in each subsequent year of study to take into account inflationary pressures.

Living costs

In addition to the cost of tuition fees, when you apply for your visa you will also need to provide evidence that you can afford living expenses of at least £1015 per month for 9 months, ie. a minimum of £9,135 (the actual amount spent may differ according to your needs).

These costs are an estimate and actual costs will vary according to your type of accommodation and lifestyle. For further details of the cost of living in the South West, please see the International Students’ Guide and the Accommodation website


Some departments provide partial scholarships to international students and you are advised to check the Funding website.

The Career Zone, our on-campus job shop in Exeter and Cornwall, provides assistance with finding part-time work where this is permissible.