Fees and funding

A degree is a significant investment in your future. It is important that you understand the costs involved and the financial support available.

The 2020/21 annual tuition fees for UK undergraduate courses have not yet been set by the UK Government. As a guide only full-time tuition fees for Home and EU undergraduates for 2019/20 entry are £9,250. Current students should refer to our student finance pages for fees and funding information.  

What are the tuition fees for my course?

Our tuition fees ensure the continued provision of high-quality teaching and first-class facilities for all our students. Fees for 2019/20 entry can be found on our course pages.

To find out your tuition fees, simply follow the steps below:

What other costs will there be?

The cost of studying at university is made up of two main elements: academic costs and living costs.

Academic costs include your tuition fees plus any additional expenses associated with studying your degree. These can range from printer credits and textbooks to a term or year abroad. When you are choosing which course to study, it's important to consider these additional expenses to find out how much university will cost.

Living costs include accommodation, food, clothes, laundry, socialising, travel and emergencies. What you spend during your studies depends on your course, accommodation and lifestyle. If it's the first time you have had to budget, use our living costs page to get an idea of the expenses involved.

What funding is available?

At Kent, we believe that talented students from a variety of backgrounds should have the opportunity to study here. That is why we offer a wide range of scholarships and have established one of the most generous financial support schemes in the UK.

Government loans

Apply for government funding to help with your tuition fees or the costs of studying. See the student finance website for full details.

EU students

The UK Government has confirmed that existing arrangements covering tuition fees for EU students will be extended for a further year to cover those students starting university in the academic year 2020/21. See the Gov.uk website for more information.

Scholarships and bursaries

There are a range of scholarships and bursaries open to Kent students on our scholarships website. It's definitely worth spending some time researching and applying for scholarships as these can really help lower your study costs.

Use our Scholarship Finder to browse or search all undergraduate scholarships.

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence. The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our scholarships pages.

The scholarship is also extended to those who achieve AAB at A level (or specified equivalents) where one of the subjects is either mathematics or a modern foreign language. Please review the eligibility criteria.

Kent's Financial Support Package 2020

Subject to approval by the Office for Students, Kent has a £4,500 financial support package for eligible students across three stages of full time study:

  • Stage 1: £1,500 (cash payment)
  • Stage 2: £1,500 (cash payment)
  • Stage 3: £1,500 (cash payment).

Students studying a full time four year undergraduate programme with a sandwich year or an integrated Master's year will receive a further cash bursary of £1,500:

  • Stage 1: £1,500 (cash payment)
  • Stage 2: £1,500 (cash payment)
  • Stage 3: £1,500 (cash payment)
  • Stage 4: £1,500 (cash payment).

This package of support does not have to be repaid. In order to be eligible for Kent's financial support students must fulfil the eligibility criteria.

When you make an application to the University of Kent via UCAS, you need to apply for funding via Student Finance England (SFE). They determine the level of loan for which you are eligible.

If consent is given by you and any sponsor(s), SFE passes data to the University. This enables us to determine whether you are eligible for Kent's Financial Support Package. You are also encouraged to apply for scholarships. The award of scholarship funding does not affect your eligibility for loans or bursaries, you can be in receipt of all of these.

Use our Student Support Calculator to check your eligibility for the Kent Financial Support package.

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