UK/EU undergraduates and UK/EU PGDE in 20/21

Your tuition fee

Further to revised regulations on tuition fees agreed by parliament, for new entrants to courses in 2020/21 the University of Sheffield Home (UK/EU) undergraduate fee will be £9,250.

The University will review tuition fees each year. The current expectation is that we will increase fees for each year of study in line with inflation as specified by parliament. Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan from the UK government.

The fees to be charged by the University are updated on the University website and if there is any inconsistency between a print publication (such as the prospectus) and the website, the website should be taken as correct.

We recommend that you check your fee in advance of arriving by using the Fees Look-up tool.

Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan from the UK government.

Students doing a Foundation Year in the 20-21 academic year

Students will be charged £9250 for the Foundation Year and £9250 (may increase) for subsequent years of study. The 'Department for Life Long Learning' foundation programmes will also be charged at £9250.

Please note that subsequent years of study will be charged at the standard £9250 fee (may increase).

Students from the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man in the 20-21 academic year

A tuition fee of £9250 will apply to students from these islands. A higher rate of fee will apply to subsequent years of study for students in either Medicine or Dentistry. Students on the Medicine degree will pay higher fees of £19,250 for the last 3 years of the 5 year degree programme and students on the Dentistry degree will pay higher fees of £19,250 for the last 4 years of the 5 year degree programme.

Students doing a Placement (In Employment/In Industry) or Studying Abroad as part of their course

Fees for each student's future Placement or future Study Abroad are set ahead of the academic year in which they will participate on the Placement or Study Abroad year.

Please use the below figures as an indication of your tuition fees for future years. Please note these figures are only applicable for 2020/21 starters.

Form of Non-standard study Indicative tuition fees (Home/EU student)
Full Year Abroad £1,385
One Semester Abroad £5,318
Year In Employment £1,230
Year In Industry (Dept of Engineering only) £1,230
Year In Industry (Dept of Chemistry/MBB only) £1,850


Funding arrangements

Financial Declaration

All students must complete the Financial Declaration, online, in advance:

You will be sent a link asking you to complete your pre-registration actions and one of these actions is to complete the Financial Declaration.

It is assumed that most UK/EU Undergraduates will apply for a funding package. However, UK/EU Undergraduates who choose not to apply for a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan/grant must, first of all, complete the online Financial Declaration and then you must complete the Fee Status Assessment form.

If you are not applying for a funding package, you should read the additional information about Home or Overseas Fee Status by clicking on the right-hand download.


Are you paying your fees through Student Finance?

Applying for a Tuition Fee Loan

If you wish to receive a tuition fee loan and you are eligible then you should have already applied for a funding package from Student Finance. You won't have to repay the loan until you have graduated, started work and are earning over £21000 a year. Further information about applying for a tuition fee loan, maintenance loan/grant and to download application forms or to apply online is available at for England and Europe; (Wales); (Scotland); (Northern Ireland)

Confirmation and Payment of your Tuition Fee Loan to the University

The Tuition Fee Loan is paid direct to the University so you do not have to pay tuition fees before or whilst studying. If you have applied in good time and by the deadline, the University should receive confirmation that you will be receiving a tuition fee loan and maintenance grant/loan, directly from the Student Loans Company (SLC) in advance of your arrival at the University. However, in case the University does not receive this confirmation in advance, or if you have made a late application, all UK/EU Undergraduates are asked to bring a copy of the 'University or College Payment Advice' document, issued to them by Student Finance, when they register at the designated time.

Maintenance Loan/Grant Payment to You

If you are applying for a maintenance loan (repayable) or grant (non-repayable) this will be paid direct into your bank account approximately 5 days after your course start date; the University will inform SLC that you are 'in attendance' after you have registered in Intro Week; this will prompt the first payment. Please ensure you have applied to Student Finance, you have provided Student Finance with your bank account details and you register with the University at the designated time.

What if I have not received written confirmation of my Tuition Fee Loan when I register?

If you have not received confirmation of your funding package from Student Finance by the time you come to register, please do not worry. The University will give you a period of Temporary Registration for up to six weeks while you wait for the information from Student Finance to arrive.


What if I do not wish to apply to Student Finance?

Please read this carefully so you understand fully what happens if you are not applying for funding from the relevant authority

If you decide not to apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance, please be aware that you will have to pay your fee in advance or when you register with the University, i.e. you cannot defer paying your tuition fee until after you have graduated. However, if the University needs to do additional Fee Status checks, you will not be able to pay your tuition fee in advance online until the University contacts you when a decision has been made.

The University encourages all students to apply for non-financial assessment with Student Finance even if they do not wish to receive a tuition fee loan or a maintenance loan. If you are eligible to apply for a tuition fee and maintenance loan this usually means that you are also eligible to pay the home rate of fee. If you do not apply to Student Finance, the University will need to assess your status for fee paying purposes to confirm if you are eligible to pay at the home rate of fee (see the information on Home or Overseas Fee Status by clicking on the right-hand download). Please do not assume that you are eligible to pay the home rate of fee; the University must assess your Fee Status even if you are a British citizen and have been permanently resident in the UK for a number of years.

In order to assess if you are entitled to receive a bursary from the University, we receive and process an extract of the information which you submit to Student Finance. If you do not apply to Student Finance, the University cannot assess your entitlement to a bursary and you may lose out financially. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply to Student Finance, even if you opt for non-financial assessment only.

If you still do not intend to apply to Student Finance before you come to Sheffield you must complete the University's 'Fee Status Assessment' form after you have completed the online Financial Declaration (see section above 'Financial Declaration') indicating that you are not applying to Student Finance for a Tuition Fee Loan. Student Administration Service staff can assess your fee status based on the information which you provide and, if your case is complex, ask you to provide additional information.

In summary: since you will not come under the usual support arrangements for UK/EU Undergraduates you must complete the online Financial Declaration, then you will be asked to complete and submit the Fee Status Assessment form (see above 'Financial Declaration'). Once you have received a decision from us, you can then arrange to pay your fee directly to the University (see below: Paying Your Tuition Fee).

NHS-Funded Courses

Please note that if you are being funded by a student loan, bursary, or sponsored, it is your responsibility to ensure your tuition fees are paid. If the University does not receive payment you will become liable for the tuition fee.

Sponsored Students

For information about what you need to do if you are being sponsored by an external organisation please click here.


Paying your tuition fee: Self-funded students

Please read this if you are paying your own tuition fees

You will be sent a link asking you to complete your pre-registration actions; this is where you pay your tuition fee online, in advance. You must have completed the Financial Declaration first (and Fee Status Assessment form if not applying to Student Finance for a Maintenance Loan).

Paying your tuition fee is an integral part of registration at the University. We advise you to arrange your fee payments in advance of your arrival. If you are unable to do this then you must arrange to pay tuition fees before you attend Registration. You will not be able to register until you have done this.

Once you have completed your online Financial Declaration (see above) you can arrange payment according to the Payment Plans set out below.

Invoices – Please be aware that, unlike some other universities, we do not defer the collection of tuition fees until later in the year and we do not issue invoices to self-financed students.


Payment plans: Self-funded students

Payment Plan 1: Payment in Full

The following are acceptable payment methods to pay in full:

  • 1. Make a payment by card:
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  • 3. UK Sterling bank draft/cheque
    - Make it payable to the ‘University of Sheffield’.
    - Write your name and Personal ID/Applicant Number on the reverse of the bank draft.
    - If posting, include a note explaining what the payment is for and for whom.

    Post to:
    Income Office
    The University of Sheffield
    Firth Court
    Western Bank

Payment Plan 2: Payment in 2 Instalments

If your share of the tuition fee is £1000 or more and you are in attendance for the full academic year, you can pay your tuition fee in 2 instalments. Example: you will pay 50% on 1 October and 50% on 1 February.

The following are acceptable payment methods to pay 2 instalments:

  • 1. Direct Debit
    This must be a UK current bank account. To allow your bank time to set this up, this payment option is only available until 2 weeks before the 1st instalment date.
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  • 2. Card payment
    Accept credit card payment options displaying logos for Visa, Mastercard and American Express


Additional Information


For further information about which University bursaries may be available please go to the Bursaries information on our webpages.

Will the University send a receipt for any payment made in advance?

Due to the high volume of payments received at this time of year, the University does not generally issue receipts; however, if you pay your fees online, in advance of your arrival, the card/account holder will receive an email confirming payment.

What if I cannot pay by any of the methods on this page?

Please contact the Income Office for advice on

What happens if I default on my payment?

Please make every effort to honour your agreement to pay by ensuring that there are sufficient funds in the relevant account on the instalment due dates. If you know that you will have difficulty in meeting a payment, please contact Student Administration Service well in advance of the payment date in order to discuss a possible alternative arrangement. It is your responsibility to make contact. If a payment does not reach the University as required and you have not made contact in advance:

  • Your registration will be subject to immediate review and could be cancelled.
  • Your computer facilities could be cancelled.
  • Your registration may only be renewed once you have paid all of your fee or have made a satisfactory arrangement to pay your fee.
Please be advised that the University reserves the right to insist that payment is made in full at the start of each year of study. It is therefore in your interest to honour all payments if you wish to continue to pay in instalments in future years.
What if I decide to leave my course or take a break from studying?

If, when you are a student, you have to take leave of absence or withdraw entirely from your programme of study you may wish to know how this would affect your tuition fees. The following website provides details of the University’s policy: