Fees and funding for full-time students

Please note that this information only applies to students who are studying a full-time course with the Department for Lifelong Learning.

Please select the tab below for the year you started/are due to start your course.

2018 entry

Fees and loans

Tuition fees and loans for 2018 haven't been confirmed yet. We'll confirm them here as soon as possible.

You may find it useful to use the 2017 information as a guide.

Support from the University

Bursaries

The University of Sheffield offers bursaries to full-time students who are eligible for maintenance support from Student Finance and whose household income is £40,000 or less.

The table below shows the awards available to full-time students studying with the Department for Lifelong Learning from September 2018.

Household income Award per year of study
£0-£25,000 £2,000
£25,001-£30,000 £1,000
£30,001-£40,000  £500

You don't need to apply for a University bursary, we use the information you submit to Student Finance to check your eligibility. If you are eligible we'll contact you before the end of October to confirm your award.

2017 entry

Fees

Further to revised regulations on tuition fees agreed by parliament, for new entrants to courses in 2017 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.

If you successfully progress to a University of Sheffield degree from your foundation year your fees will be the standard undergraduate University fee.

Funding

If this is the first time you've studied towards a degree you could be eligible for a government loan to cover the full cost of your fees, meaning you'll pay nothing upfront.

Home students may also be able to apply for a living cost loan (also known as a maintenance loan). In 2017 these are worth up to £8,430 a year. If you are over 60 on the first day of your course the maximum support available in 2016 was £3,469. We will update this web page as soon as we receive confirmation of the support available in 2017.

You can check your eligibility for this support on the government website.

Repayments

You won't make any repayments on your loan until the April after you have left university and you are earning over £21,000 per year.

When you meet both of these criteria your repayments will be calculated as 9% of any earnings over £21,000. For example, if you earn £25,000 you will repay 9% of the £4,000 you earn above the £21,000 threshold (£360 per year or £30 per month). Further details on repayments can be found on the government website.

Support from the University

Bursaries

The University of Sheffield offers bursaries to full-time students who are eligible for maintenance support from Student Finance and whose household income is £40,000 or less.

The table below shows the awards available to full-time students studying with the Department for Lifelong Learning from September 2017.

Household income Award per year of study
£0-£25,000 £2,000
£25,001-£30,000 £1,000
£30,001-£40,000 £500

You don't need to apply for a University bursary, we use the information you submit to Student Finance to check your eligibility. If you are eligible we'll contact you before the end of October to confirm your award.

2016 entry

Fees

The fee for students who begin the foundation year in 2016-17 is £9,000 per year.

If you successfully progress to a University of Sheffield degree from your foundation year your fees will be the standard undergraduate University fee for continuing students.

The fees to be charged by the University will be 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.

Your fees may go up a small amount each year with inflation. The government announces this each year. If this is the case you will be able to increase your tuition fee loan.

Funding

If this is the first time you've studied towards a degree you could be eligible for a government loan to cover the full cost of your fees, meaning you'll pay nothing upfront.

You may also be able to apply for a living cost loan (also known as maintenance loans) worth up to £8,200 a year. If you are over 60 on the first day of your course the maximum support available is £3,469.

You can check your eligibility for this support on the government website.

Repayments

You won't make any repayments on your loan until the April after you have left university and you are earning over £21,000 per year.

When you meet both of these criteria your repayments will be calculated as 9% of any earnings over £21,000. For example, if you earn £25,000 you will repay 9% of the £4,000 you earn above the £21,000 threshold (£360 per year or £30 per month). Further details on repayments can be found on the government website.

Support from the University

Bursaries

The University of Sheffield offers bursaries to full-time students who are eligible for maintenance support from Student Finance and whose household income is £42,875 or less.

The table below shows the awards available to full-time students studying with the Department for Lifelong Learning from September 2016.

Household income Award per year of study
£0-£25,000 £3,000
£25,001-£30,000 £1,250
£30,001-£35,000 £1,000
£35,001-£42,875 £750
You don't need to apply for a University bursary, we use the information you submit to Student Finance to check your eligibility. If you are eligible we'll contact you before the end of October to confirm your award.
2015 entry

Fees

The fee for students who begin the foundation year in 2015-16 is £9,000 per year.

If you successfully progress to a University of Sheffield degree from your foundation year your fees will be the standard undergraduate University fee for continuing students.

The fees to be charged by the University will be 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.

Your fees may go up a small amount each year with inflation. The government announces this each year. If this is the case you will be able to increase your tuition fee loan.

Funding

If this is the first time you've studied towards a degree you could be eligible for a government loan to cover the full cost of your fees, meaning you'll pay nothing upfront.

You may also be able to apply for a living cost loan (also known as maintenance loans) worth up to £8,200 a year. If you are over 60 on the first day of your course the maximum support available is £3,469.

You can check your eligibility for this support on the government website.

Repayments

You won't make any repayments on your loan until the April after you have left university and you are earning over £21,000 per year.

When you meet both of these criteria your repayments will be calculated as 9% of any earnings over £21,000. For example, if you earn £25,000 you will repay 9% of the £4,000 you earn above the £21,000 threshold (£360 per year or £30 per month). Further details on repayments can be found on the government website.

Support from the University

Bursaries

The University of Sheffield offers bursaries to full-time students who are eligible for maintenance support from Student Finance and whose household income is £42,620 or less.

The table below shows the awards available to full-time students studying with the Department for Lifelong Learning from September 2015.

Household income Award per year of study
£0-£25,000  £3,000
£25,001-£30,000  £1,250
£30,001-£35,000  £1,000
£35,001-£42,620  £750

Please note that The University of Sheffield is not an approved Advanced Learner Loans provider (formally known as 24+ Advanced Learning Loans).

Students with caring responsibilities, estranged students and care leavers

Enhanced bursaries are available to students who have caring responsibilities for an ill or disabled family member, are estranged from their families or are care leavers. Further information can be found on the following web pages:

Scholarships

As well as bursaries, the University offers a number of scholarships to help fund your study and enhance your learning experience. We will email you inviting you to apply for any scholarships you are eligible for.

Other support

Funding for students with disabilities

Information about financial support for students with disabilities can be found here:

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/disability

Funding for student parents

There is additional funding available to students who are parents from Student Finance. You can find further information here:

https://www.gov.uk/parents-learning-allowance/overview

Financial Support

The University provides financial support to those with exceptional financial difficulties or higher than average costs. The majority of funding for UK students comes from the government.

Applications can only be accepted once you have registered on your course. Find out more about available support: Financial Assistance from the University