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
If you are a UK student starting your degree in September 2023, the first year will cost you £9,250. For international students, the first year fee is £14,100. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK students and £42,300 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.
- 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, 2020/21, 2021/22 or 2022/23 the continuing fee will be £9,250.
Part-time tuition fees
In 2023/24, UK 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 2023 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 2023, 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 2023/24).
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:
- £27,295 (threshold from April 2021 for those students starting before Sept 2023)
- £25,000 (threshold from April 2026 for those students starting from Sept 2023)
EU students entering Higher Education for the first time in September 2023 will not be eligible to apply for government funding unless they have pre-settled or settled status in the UK. Students with pre-settled status are able to apply for Tuition Fee support only. Students with settled status are able to apply for full support including living cost support.
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:
- England loan information
- Wales loan information
- Scotland loan information
- Northern Ireland loan information
- EU loan information
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 £9,978 per year will be available if you live away from home while you study
- A loan of up to £8,400 per year will be available if you live at home and commute to University
Annual package of support 2023/24 (Students ordinarily resident in England)
|Living cost loan|
|Household Income||Living away from home||Living at home|
|£25,000 or less||£9,978||£8,400|
For more information about applying for Maintenance Loans, visit the government's Student Finance website.
- Students from Wales can access a summary of support available from Student Finance Wales
- Students from Scotland can find a summary of support available from Students Awards Agency Scotland
- Students from Northern Ireland can find a summary of support available from Student Finance Northern Ireland
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.
Eligible English domiciled part-time students starting a course in 2022-23 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 £9,978 per year if you live away from home while you study
- A loan of up to £8,400 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 2023/24 academic year.
Please visit Student Finance Wales website for further information.
NHS Funding for Pre-reg Healthcare and Social Work courses
Students on pre-reg Healthcare courses such as Nursing, Physiotherapy, and Social Work courses may
benefit from additional funding from the NHS:
• Learning Support Fund (not applicable for Social Work)
• Social Work bursaries for students in year 2 and 3 of their Social Work course
• If you are currently in receipt of means tested benefits including Universal Credit, Housing
Benefit and Tax Credits you must tell the benefit provider that you are a full-time or part-time
student. The amount of benefit you receive may well be affected by any funding you are
eligible to receive.
• Due to the nature of the Nursing, Social Work and Health Profession courses, it is not always
possible to maintain part-time work alongside studies, particularly when on placement.
• We recommend that you plan your finances accordingly.
• Please contact email@example.com for guidance.
NHS LEARNING SUPPORT FUND
(NOT APPLICABLE FOR SOCIAL WORK)
The Learning Support Fund (LSF) provides supplementary funding to the higher education student loans support from the government, for eligible students attending eligible pre-registration healthcare courses starting on or after 1 August 2017.
In order to apply to the Learning Support Fund, you must be eligible for Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan support from the Student Loans Company.
Part-time students will be eligible to pro ratad awards.The LSF consists of different award allowances. Eligible students can apply to the NHSBSA for some or all of these allowances, depending on their own personal circumstances.
Students studying one of the following courses will be able to apply for the Training Grant of £5,000 a year from September 2020:
• BSc Midwifery
• BN Nursing (Adult)
• BN Nursing (Child)
• BN Nursing (Mental Health)
• BN Nursing (Learning Difficulties)
• BSc Nutrition and Dietetics
• BSc Physiotherapy
Students with parental responsibility for a child or children under 15 years of age (or under the age of 17 if the child has special educational needs) on the first day of the academic year for which they are applying, can claim a non-repayable grant of £2,000 a year.
Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses(TDAE)
Reimbursement of some of the excess costs arising from attendance at a practice placement provided that a valid claim is made within 6 months of the costs being incurred.
Exceptional Support Fund (ESF)
Students in genuine hardship who have exhausted all other available avenues of funding support are able to apply
How to apply
Register an NHS Learning Support Fund account with the NHSBSA no later than one calendar month after the start of active study.
Apply to the NHS Learning Support Fund no later that 6 calendar months after the start of active study. You must re-apply for this funding each academic year.
SOCIAL WORK BURSARIES
Eligible Undergraduate students in second and third year of study are able to apply for this bursary through the NHS in addition to any funding through the Student Loans Company. The University only receives a limited number of bursaries each year so we are unable to guarantee that you will receive a bursary even if you are eligible. Part-time students will be eligible to pro ratad awards. For full eligibility criteria, please visit the NHSBSA website. Please visit the course page on our website for further information regarding allocation criteria.
Students who are allocated a Social Work bursary will receive £4,862.50 in each of their second and third years of study. This amount includes Placement Travel Allowance and is not based on household income. Students who are not allocated a bursary will be eligible to receive a fixed Placement Travel Allowance of £862.50 per year.
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 2023 and 1 February 2024.
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
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.
When you start repaying your loan and how much you repay depends on your repayment plan.
Students on the repayment plan, for those who start a course after 1st August 2023, don’t start paying back loans until the April after they have graduated or left their course and are earning over £25,000.*
The amount to be repaid each month is based on income, not the amount borrowed.
Repayments amount to 9% of income over £25,000 a year. For example, if earnings are £30,000, the repayment would be 9% of £5,000 which equates to £37.50 a month.
Amount of salary from which 9% will be deducted
*Students who started before September 2023 start repaying once they earn more than £27,295 a year. Repayments for someone earning £30,000 a year, for example, will be £20 per month.
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.
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.