If you are a full-time, UK/EU-fee paying student starting your studies in the 2020/21 academic year, we have created a comprehensive breakdown of all course-related costs to help you plan for your time at Reading.
Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees and Additional Course Costs for Full-time Home Fee Paying Students commencing studies in 2020/21 (PDF 750KB) document outlines tuition fees for all years of study, as well as any additional costs related to your course.
This includes the cost of any:
- textbooks and similar learning resources
- field trips
- special clothing and/or footwear
- personal protective equipment
- printing and photocopying
- specialist materials (for example, art supplies)
For more information, please contact us at www.reading.ac.uk.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Will UK/EU undergraduates still be charged £9,000 a year if they started before August 2017?
- 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 2019/20 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 £1,385 (15% of the maximum £9,250 tuition fee for their year of entry 2018/19 or earlier). 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 £9,250 a year.
Students will be charged £1,385 a year (15% of the maximum tuition fee of £9,250) for an Erasmus study and work placement year. 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 £9,250 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 £1,385).
The government has decided to maintain the maximum tuition fees at their current level for 2019/20.
UK undergraduate fees are regulated by the government. These fees are subject to parliamentary approval and any decision on raising the tuition fees cap for new UK and EU* students would require the formal approval of both Houses of Parliament before it becomes law.
From 2020, the UK government may link tuition fees to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Information for EU students
EU students starting in the academic year 2019/20 and 2020/21 will pay the same fees and have the same eligibility for loans and grants as UK home students for the duration of their course.
Students from the EU can find more information about potential changes to their status following the UK's departure from the EU here.