The government has decided to maintain maximum tuition fees at their current level for 2018/19. This means that the maximum level of tuition fee for a full-time undergraduate course will remain at £9,250. This is around £300 less than it would have been had the maximum fee been updated with inflation.
Fees policy for students
Find out more about tuition fees and your financial obligations as a student by reading the University's Fees Policy.
Please note that student maintenance grants will be replaced with loans for new full-time students in England starting their courses from September 2016. From 1 September 2016 the student finance package will include a tuition fee loan and a maintenance loan only.
For the first time (from 2018/19), students commencing part-time undergraduate courses will also qualify for maintenance loans.
You'll still be able to apply for grants if you’re eligible for certain benefits, are disabled or need help with childcare costs. We will update this information as the government announces further plans.
For more information, please see the Student Finance England's notes on more financial support.
At Reading, you will not have to pay your fees up front. The information below shows how much you will need to pay, based on your starting date at the University of Reading.
Tuition fees for undergraduates at University of Reading are:
- £9,250 for the full course duration, for UK and EU students, starting an undergraduate course in September 2018*.
- £9,250 a year, for the full course duration, for UK and EU students, if you started your undergraduate course in September 2017*.
- £9,000 a year, for the full course duration, for UK and EU students, if you started your undergraduate course after 1 September 2012 and before August 2017*.
*The University of Reading will keep this fee capped for the full duration of your course.
Your fees will be fully covered by a loan from the Student Loan Company, in line with its published repayment terms and conditions.
Bursaries, scholarships and financial support programmes are also available for eligible students.
Changes to the law
A decision on raising the tuition fees cap for new UK and EU students starting in September 2019 will require the formal approval of both Houses of Parliament before it becomes law. After this, a decision on fees for the September 2019 intake will be taken by the University of Reading Council in July 2018, At this time, we do not expect an increase in fees to occur. Please check back here for updates.
From 2020, the UK government may link tuition fees to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Information for EU students
Students from the EU can find more information about potential changes to their status following the UK's departure from the EU here.
This information was last updated: 11.04.2018.
UK students can get government loans to help towards their living costs, known as ‘maintenance loans’. If you choose to take out both a fees loan and a maintenance loan, these will be rolled together and repaid only after graduation through the tax system, as a proportion of your income over £25,000.
You may be eligible for other grants and bursaries, depending on your circumstances. For example, there is additional support for:
To access government loans and other support, apply through the Student Finance England website as soon as possible. Don’t wait until your university place is confirmed – do it alongside your UCAS application.
The Reading Bursary
For 2018/19, this bursary will be worth up to £1,100 and will be given in the form of a cash bursary or a partial fee reduction. It is available for enrolled, eligible full-time undergraduate students from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland or the EU* whose household income falls below £27,000.
(*EU students must be assessed as eligible for funding from Student Finance England in order to qualify.)
Other scholarships and bursaries
The University of Reading offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you fund your time at university.