Undergraduate

Key facts

  • Our standard tuition fees for UK and EU students on an undergraduate course are £9,250 per year* for 2017 entry, but you don't need to pay this up front
  • UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,430 to cover living costs
  • You don't have to pay back any of your tuition fee or maintenance loan until after you leave university and are earning more than £21,000 per year
  • Standard tuition fees for international students are £12,800 per year for arts programmes and £15,300 for science courses. However, substantial discounts are available
  • We also offer a range of scholarships for UK, EU and international students to help with the cost of your studies

*This fee is subject to an increase in line with inflation

 

How much does a course cost?

Our standard tuition fees for UK and EU students on undergraduate courses are currently £9,250 per year*, or £6,165* for a foundation year.  Standard tuition fees for international students are £12,800 per year for arts programmes and £15,300 for science courses – but substantial discounts are available. Some courses are subject to non-standard fees – see your course page for details.

 

How and when do I pay for a course?

If you’re from England or the EU, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. (If you’re from WalesNorthern IrelandScotlandGuernseyJersey or the Isle of Man you’ll need to apply to your own funding body for your student finance, and your arrangements will be different – click on the relevant link for more information.)

There are a number of ways for students not taking out a tuition fee loan to pay for their fees, including online or by Western Union Bank Transfer. Please visit our payments page for further information.

 

How much are living costs, and what financial support is available?

Full-time students from England can apply for a maintenance loan of up to £8,430 to help with living costs.

The amount you can borrow depends on your family’s income and where you live. You can use Student Finance England’s calculator to get an estimate of how much you’ll receive.

Average consumer prices including rent are 47% lower in Hull than in London* and significantly lower than in comparable university cities, which makes living costs more affordable. The location of our campus residences means that daily travelling costs are low (or non-existent) and shops are within easy walking distance.

Accommodation fees for undergraduate students in 2017/18

 Weekly

Top end

£128-180

Mid range

£94–124

Low end

£74-94

While the standard academic year is 32 weeks long, contracts of various lengths are available. See here for more information on accommodation options.  

Estimated essential expenses

 WeeklyMonthlyAcademic year (32 weeks)

Food

£40

£160

£1,280

Laundry

£5

£20

£160

Mobile phone

£4

£16

£128

Local transport

£7

£28

£275 (1-year travel card)

Total

£56

£224

£1,808

Please note that other essential costs including books, stationary and field trips may also be incurred, depending on your course.

Estimated non-essential expenses

 WeeklyMonthlyAcademic year (32 weeks)

Sports memberships

£5

£20

£160

Shopping/clothing

£30

£120

£960

Entertainment/social

£40

£160

£1,280

Total

£75

£300

£2,400

*Numbeo.com 2016

Your maintenance loan will be paid in three equal instalments during the year – so it’s really important that you budget realistically. The University of Hull Money Doctors Budget Calculator can help.

 

What else can the University offer me?

There's a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries available for UK, EU and international undergraduate students.

There are three main awards for first year undergraduate students. There's no need to apply for any of these, you'll be considered for all of them automatically, but you'll receive just one award: the highest value award that you are eligible for.

Studentship

A non-repayable award of £1,000 in your first year of study to students with an annual household income of less than £25,000.

Studentship
This is a non-repayable award worth £1,000 in the first year of study for students with a household income of less than £25,000. You can choose to take the award as cash, accommodation discount, or tuition fee waiver, or in any combination of these options. If you choose to receive all or part of the Studentship as cash, you will be paid in three instalments:
  • 1 December (25%)
  • 3 February (25%)
  • 1 May (50%)

 

How to Apply

You will be automatically considered for the Studentship and do not need to apply directly to the University, as long as you gave your consent to share your information when applying for your student finance with Student Finance England.

 

Eligibility

We regret that the following groups of students are ineligible for the University of Hull Studentship.

  • Students undertaking partial awards. Only students registered for full three- or four-year degree programmes are eligible 
  • Students who fail to submit information to permit calculation of RHI or whose assessment gives an RHI of £25,000 or more p.a.  
  • Students directly continuing from one course to another (for example from foundation degree to HND onto the second or final year of an honours degree)
  • Students transferring in from another institution
  • Students undertaking a postgraduate qualification
  • Students from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man
  • Part time students studying at less than 25% intensity of the full-time equivalent
  • Students whose fees are paid or part-paid through a sponsorship arrangement
  • Students who have previously undertaken HE
  • Any student not paying tuition fees of £9,250 per year (or pro rata equivalent)
  • Foundation Year students (students undertaking their Foundation Year at the University of Hull will be considered on entering the ‘first year’ of their degree)
  • Foundation Degree students
  • Students on programmes where admission is not administered exclusively by the University of Hull (e.g. programmes in HYMS)    

Merit Scholarship

A non-repayable award worth £2,000 to UK/EU undergraduate students who achieve 120 UCAS Tariff points from three A levels (excluding General Studies) or equivalent.

Merit Scholarship
This is a non-repayable award worth £2,000 in the first year of study for students who have achieved 120 UCAS Tariff Points from three A Levels (not including General Studies) or equivalent*. Equivalent qualifications for EU students can be found  here.

The Merit Scholarship is paid in two equal instalments directly into your bank account during your first year of study.

 

Eligibility

We regret that the following groups of students are ineligible for the University of Hull Merit Scholarship.

    • Students undertaking partial awards. Only students registered for full three- or four-year degree programmes are eligible 
    • Students directly continuing from one course to another (for example from foundation degree to HND onto the second or final year of an honours degree)
    • Students transferring in from another institution
    • Students undertaking a postgraduate qualification
    • Students from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man
    • Part time students
    • Students whose fees are paid or part-paid through a sponsorship arrangement
    • Any student not paying tuition fees of £9,250 per year (or pro rata equivalent)
    • Foundation Year students, or students progressing from a Foundation Year to an undergraduate degree 
    • Foundation Degree students
  • Students on programmes where admission is not administered exclusively by the University of Hull (e.g. programmes in HYMS)    

* This relates to the new UCAS Tariff Points system which will be used from 1 September 2017.

Achievement Scholarship

A non-repayable award worth £4,000 over three years to UK/EU undergraduate students who achieve 152 UCAS Tariff points from three A levels (excluding General Studies) or equivalent.

Achievement Scholarship
This is a non-repayable award worth £4,000 over three years of study for students who have achieved 152 UCAS Tariff Points from three A Levels (not including General Studies) or equivalent*. Equivalent qualifications for EU students can be found here.

The Achievement Scholarship is paid in cash; £2,000 in the first year and £1,000 each in the second and final years of study, subject to successful progression with an average mark of 60% or above in each academic year.

 

Eligibility

We regret that the following groups of students are ineligible for the University of Hull Achievement Scholarship.

  • Students undertaking partial awards. Only students registered for full three- or four-year degree programmes are eligible 
  • Students directly continuing from one course to another (for example from foundation degree to HND onto the second or final year of an honours degree)
  • Students transferring in from another institution
  • Students undertaking a postgraduate qualification
  • Students from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man
  • Part time students
  • Students whose fees are paid or part-paid through a sponsorship arrangement
  • Any student not paying tuition fees of £9,250 per year (or pro rata equivalent)
  • Students who have previously undertaken HE
  • Foundation Year students, or students progressing from a Foundation Year to an undergraduate degree 
  • Foundation Degree students
  • Students on programmes where admission is not administered exclusively by the University of Hull (e.g. programmes in HYMS)    

* This relates to the new UCAS Tariff Points system which will be used from 1 September 2017.

I have children/dependents. What support is available?

Childcare Grant

This is money to help pay for childcare while you study. The amount you can get depends on your childcare needs and your income, but it could cover up to 85% of your childcare costs.

The maximum you can claim is:

  • up to £159.59 per week for 1 child
  • up to £273.60 per week for 2 or more children

The grant helps with childcare costs for children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs. You must be eligible for student finance to apply for a Childcare Grant.

Any money you get is paid on top of your student finance and you don’t have to pay it back.

Parents' Learning Allowance

Full-time students with children can also get up to £1,617 per year to help with their learning costs. The amount that you receive will depend upon your household income, but unlike the Childcare Grant you do not need to be paying for childcare to qualify. Any money you get is paid on top of your student finance and you don’t have to pay it back.

Adult Dependants' Grant

Up to £2,834 to help you support adults who are financially dependent on you. This money does not have to be repaid.

I have a disability. What help can I get?

There is extra money available to cover the extra costs of studying with a disability. The support you get depends on your needs, not your income. You'll find more information here.

How else can I boost my finances?

Working while studying

Many students take a part-time, temporary or holiday job to help bring in extra cash. The Hull University Union offers help, advice and information on current vacancies through its Job Shop.

When do I repay my student loan?

Your repayments are based on earnings, not how much you borrowed. You pay back 9% of any income above £21,000. So if you're earning £25,000, you'd repay £30 a month.

Repayments are suspended if your income ever drops below £21,000. And any outstanding debt is written off after 30 years.

Interest on your loan will be applied at the Retail Price Index (RPI - currently 1.6%, rising to 3.1% in September) plus 3% while you're studying, and up until the April after you leave university.

From the April after you leave university, if you are earning below £21,000, interest will be applied at RPI.

For graduates earning between £21,000 a year and £41,000 a year, interest will be applied between RPI and RPI plus 3% on a gradual scale depending on your income. For graduates earning above £41,000, interest will be applied at RPI plus 3%.