undergraduate financial information

information on tuition fees and government funding for new and current undergraduate students at the university of winchester.

full-time tuition fees

2020 entry

if you are a uk or eu student starting your degree in september 2020, the first year will cost you £9,250. for international students, the first year fee is £13,500. based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for uk and eu students and £40,500 for international students. remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the uk government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. you are making a great investment in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you.

continuing students

  • full-time undergraduate fees for continuing students who started in 2012/13, 2013/14 or 2014/15 will be set at £8,500 a year for uk and eu students.
  • for students who started in 2015/16 or 2016/17, the continuing fee will be £9,000.
  • for students who started in 2017/18, 2018/19 or 2019/20 the continuing fee will be £9,250.

part-time tuition fees

in 2020/21, uk and eu part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. the fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year.  the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,935.

government funding - tuition fee loans

full-time uk students entering higher education for the first time in september 2021 and who fulfil the eligibility criteria will not have to pay their tuition fees upfront as tuition fee loans are available. students can apply for a loan to cover all or part of their fees.

for september 2021, new part-time uk students are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan provided they are studying at least 25% of an equivalent full-time course in the relevant academic year. a loan of up to £6,935 per year will be available to cover tuition fees (correct for 2020/21).
you will only start paying the loan back from the april after you have graduated or finished your course and when you are earning at least £26,575 (threshold from april 2020).

eu students entering higher education for the first time in september 2021 will not be eligible to apply for government funding.  please check for updates on this website for students benefitting from pre-settled or settled status through the eu settlement scheme.

for more information about applying for tuition fee loans, please visit the government's student finance website.

for more information on how and when to apply for your loan visit the following websites:

channel islands and isle of man

please be aware that students from the islands are not eligible for student loans from the uk government or for bursaries, fee waivers or scholarships from the university, with the exception of the academic achievement award and excellence awards. these students should apply to the islands for financial support.

the £9,250 fee applies to students from the channel islands and isle of man.

government funding - maintenance loans


full time study

eligible uk full-time students can also apply for loans to cover their living costs whilst they are studying.

the amount you receive depends on your household income:

  • a loan of up to £9,488 per year will be available if you live away from home while you study
  • a loan of up to £7,987 per year will be available if you live at home and commute to university

annual package of support 2021/22 (students ordinarily resident in england)

 living cost loan
household incomeliving away from homeliving at home
£25,000 or less £9,488 £7,987
£30,000 £8,809 £7,315
£35,000 £8,130 £6,642
£40,000 £7,450 £5,969
£45,000 £6,771 £5,296
£50,000 £6,092 £4,623
£55,000 £5,412 £3,950
£60,000 £4,733 £3,516
over £62,215 £4,422 £3,516

for more information about applying for maintenance loans, visit the government's student finance website.

additional sources of funding

further support is available from the government for eligible:

  • full-time students with dependent children
  • full-time students with an adult who depends on them financially
  • disabled students

to find out more about these additional sources of support, please go to the government's student finance extra help website.
students from england can use the student finance calculator to get a better idea of the support package that they may be able to receive.

part-time study


eligible english domiciled part-time students starting a course in 2021-22 and studying at a minimum of 25% intensity of the full-time equivalent course, can also apply for loans help towards their living costs.

the amount of loan available will depend upon intensity of study and household income. the maximum rates at 100% intensity are:

  • a loan of up to £9,488 per year if you live away from home while you study
  • a loan of up to £7,947 per year if you live at home and commute to university

this means that if you study at 50% intensity, you will be eligible for 50% of the annual loan rate which will also be dependent on household income.


information for welsh domiciled part-time students is yet to be published for the 2020/21 academic year.

please visit student finance wales website for further information.

other financial information

making a payment

student finance will notify you if you have been approved for a tuition fee loan and will pay the university directly. if you do not have a tuition fee loan from student finance, or if you only have a partial loan, you will need to pay fees directly to the university. payment terms vary according to your mode of study and your start dates.

semester 1 start:

if you have a partial tuition fee loan, student finance will write to you notifying how much of your tuition fee you will need to pay. students are required to pay their tuition fees in full, or to join the university recurring card payment (rcp) instalment scheme via our online payment portal (see below).

fees are to be paid:

  • in full by or at enrolment, or
  • by rcp in two equal instalments on 1 december 2020 and 1 february 2021.

semester 2 start:

tuition fees are due in full by or at enrolment; no instalment options are available.

for fees paid in full the university will accept the following forms of payment:

  • most major credit or debit cards (not american express) via our online payment portal
  • a sterling bank transfer

make a payment online

student finance calculator

students from england or the european union (eu) can use the student finance calculator to estimate student loans and extra student funding, e.g. if you are disabled or have children. the calculator will give you a guide to the amount of funding you are likely to receive, subject to your eligibility for funding. your result will be more accurate if you know your annual household income (your parents' or partner's income plus your own).

access the calculator on the student finance england website

repaying loans

students don’t start paying back loans until the april after they have graduated or left their course and are earning over £26,575 (from april 2020).

the amount to be repaid each month is based on income, not the amount borrowed.

repayments amount to 9% of income over £26,575 a year. for example, if earnings are £30,000, the repayment would be 9% of £3,425 which equates to £25.00 a month.


amount of salary from which 9% will be deducted

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employers will automatically deduct payments from gross salary, alongside tax and national insurance. in the case of self-employment, deductions will be made through self-assessment.

those who move abroad will need to contact the student loan company to make repayment arrangements.

for more information about how you would repay your loan and how much your repayments are likely to be, visit the gov.uk website

bursaries and scholarships

for information on the bursaries and scholarships available at the university of winchester check the undergraduate scholarships and bursaries page.

need more information?

if you can't find the information you are looking for, try our frequently asked questions page, phone us on +44 (0)1962 827008 or email us

terms and conditions

your contract with the university of winchester for your chosen course of study is subject to our terms and conditions and student regulations.  the terms and conditions are for entry to the university from january 2018 onwards. they apply to all students from the date they accept an offer at the university of winchester.

for more information, see our terms and conditions page.