The UK government has introduced tuition fees for all full-time UK and EU undergraduates studying at the University of Reading.
The fees you pay depend on the date you start your undergraduate degree course.
Tuition fees for undergraduates at University of Reading are:
- £9,250 a year 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Will UK/EU undergraduates still be charged £9,000 a year if they started before 2016?
- With the increase in tuition fees to £9250 from the 2017/18 academic year, what will the additional tuition fee income be invested in?
- Will tuition fee loans cover the full £9,250 a year fee?
- Will students still be eligible for financial support, scholarships and bursaries?
- What is the tuition fee for existing undergraduates starting work placements, internships or sandwich courses in 2018/19?
- What is the tuition fee for students on an Erasmus course or study abroad scheme in 2018/19?
- Has the University made a decision on undergraduate tuition fees for 2018/19 onwards?
Yes. We have fixed undergraduate tuition fees at £9,000 a year for:
- all existing UK/EU students, including those starting courses in 2016/17
- all UK/EU undergraduates retaking academic years in 2017/18
- all those who enrolled after 1 September 2012 but before August 2017
This will remain fixed for the full duration of these students’ courses.
This is unlike some other universities which plan to raise fees for existing and new students midway through their courses.
We have made significant new investment in front-line teaching, student services and financial support since £9,000 tuition fees were introduced in 2012.
We will be able to sustain this investment thanks to the extra £250 a year in tuition fees from each UK/EU student (around £12 a week over the 2017/18 academic year).
It will also close the real-terms reduction in income from tuition fees not rising in line with inflation since being introduced in September 2012 – meaning there is less funding to invest in teaching and student services.
This means that the £9,000 a year fee set in 2012 is worth £8,546 in real terms and continues to decrease in value annually in line with inflation, according to the government higher education white paper "Success as a Knowledge Economy" published in May 2016.
Yes. The new £9,250 a year tuition fee level will be fully covered by the Student Loan Company, in line with its published repayment terms and conditions.
Yes. All eligible undergraduates students will still be able apply for our bursary, scholarship and finance support.
Students will be charged £1,350 a year (15% of the maximum tuition fee for their year of entry 2016/17 or earlier of £9,000) for students undertaking a work placement or a sandwich course year either in the UK or abroad in 2018/19. The tuition fees would be fully covered by the Student Loan Company, in line with its published repayment terms and conditions. On your return to the University for your final year, tuition fees will be £9,000 a year.
We will charge £1,350 a year (15% of the maximum tuition fee of £9,000) students for an Erasmus study and work placement year in 2018/19. The tuition fees would be fully covered by the Student Loan Company, in line with its published repayment terms and conditions. Tuition fees will remain at £9,000 a year when students return for their final year. N.B. (for students who commenced their studies in the 2017/18 academic year, 15% of the tuition fee charge will be £1,387.50).
The government has decided to maintain the maximum tuition fees at their current level for 2018/19. This means that the maximum level of tuition fees 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 uprated with inflation.
EU nationals deferring from 2018/19 to 2019/20 will have no guarantees at this stage of home fee status or loan/grant eligibility. The future arrangements for 2019/20 will apply to this cohort and will be subject to EU/UK negotiations, agreement, ratification, and future transitional arrangements.