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Fees and funding - 2017 entry

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

The information on this page is for 2017/18 entry. See fees and funding for the 2018/19 academic year

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 2017/18 entry can be found on our course pages.

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

For students continuing on their courses, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated. Where fees are regulated (such as by the Department for Education or Research Council UK) they will be increased by an amount up to the permitted increase.

In accordance with changes announced by the UK Government, we are increasing our 2017/18 regulated full-time tuition fees for new and returning UK/EU fee-paying undergraduates from £9,000 to £9,250. The equivalent part-time fees for these courses will also rise from £4,500 to £4,625. This was subject to us satisfying the Government's Teaching Excellence Framework and the access regulator's requirements. This fee will ensure the continued provision of high-quality education.

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.

Additional costs

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.

Living costs

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 applying for university places that start in the 2017-2018 academic year will still have access to student funding support for the duration of their course. See the SLC 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 for 2017 entry

Subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA), Kent has a £5,000 financial support package for eligible students across three (or four where applicable) years of study:

  • Year 1: £2,000 (cash payment)
  • Year 2: £1,500 (cash payment)
  • Year 3: £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.