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Undergraduate tuition fees, bursaries & scholarships - 2015 entry

There are a lot of things to consider when deciding to study for a degree – what subject, which university and how much it will cost. At Surrey, we understand what a big undertaking this is. We also understand how important it is that we do everything we can to help you. That’s why our focus is on providing the best support package that we can and making it accessible to as many students as possible.

The information on this page is aimed at students commencing their studies in 2015. For details of our tuition fees, bursaries and scholarships for 2014, visit our fees and funding 2014 page.


Our tuition fees

Your degree is an investment in your future career. Tuition fees for UK/EU students on our undergraduate degree programmes are currently set at £9,000 per year, so that we can continue to deliver a wonderful education and a degree that is rated by your future employers. 

UK/EU students on our NHS-funded programmes, such as Nursing, Midwifery, Operating Department Practice and Paramedic Practice, do not have to pay any tuition fees.

Fees during your Professional Training placement year

The majority of our students have the opportunity to take part in our Professional Training placement programme, in which case a Surrey degree will normally last four years. A reduced fee is payable (details to follow).

Most students on our Professional Training placement programme are paid a salary by their employers, which is a valuable source of income during their time at Surrey. For those who are on an unpaid placement, we have a fund to ensure that they receive some financial support during their placement year.

Number crunching

To get a true picture of what university will cost you, it is important to make sure you have included everything in your calculations – even the subtractions!

When you are looking at the total amount it may cost you to come to university, there are some facts which should help you get things straight in your own mind.

Don’t pay fees up front

It is estimated that this is the least cost-effective way of paying for tuition. Instead, consider a loan.

They work like this:

  • The government loans you the money to pay your tuition fees
  • You pay the government back, in instalments, after you graduate
  • Your repayments are in proportion to your income
  • You only start repaying when you earn over a certain amount (£21,000pa at time of writing)
  • Repayment rates are decided in advance, so there shouldn’t be any unexpected changes

Don’t just take our word for it. In this video, watch Martin Lewis, Head of the Independent Taskforce on Student Finance Information, explain why everyone can afford to go to university.

Support from the government

For many people, the real cost of going to university is reduced through financial support from the government.

Maintenance Loan

This helps with living costs and is paid into your bank account each term.

Here are a few facts to help you understand Maintenance Loans:

  • Only full-time students can apply for a Maintenance Loan
  • The exact amount that you can borrow depends on your family’s income, where you live, where you study, what year of study you’re in, and what help you get through the Maintenance Grant
  • Rates for final-year students are different Maintenance Grant for living costs
  • Only full-time students can apply for a Maintenance Grant to help with living costs. These are available to students with a household income of £42,611 or less. Your household income is your parents’ or partner’s income and your own
  • If you get a Maintenance Grant, your Maintenance Loan will be reduced

Special Support Grant

This is for students who qualify for income support or housing benefit.

You may be eligible for the Special Support Grant if:

  • You’re a single parent
  • Your partner is also a student
  • You have certain disabilities

For full details and qualifying criteria, please visit:

Bursaries and scholarships


All our bursaries and scholarship schemes are currently under review and details will be made available as soon as possible.