Tuition fees and funding for students starting in 2018
Use these 2017 figures as a guide to help you plan your finances. We'll publish the 2018 figures as soon as we can.
What you need to know:
You may be aware that the maximum fee we are permitted to charge for Home (UK/EU) students is set by the UK government.
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 is £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.
These pages explain how it all works:
- Government loans are available.
- You don't have to pay anything back until you're earning over £21,000 a year.
- You could get a bursary or a scholarship from us.
A Sheffield degree is a preparation for life and the world of work
Coming to Sheffield changes everything. It gives you an edge in the careers market, but it's more than that. What you learn and the way you learn it shapes you as a person, makes you ready for anything.
It's an experience you benefit from for the rest of your life.
You don't have to pay upfront
In fact, you don't have to pay a penny until you're earning over £21,000 a year.
If you stop earning, you stop paying. It's as simple as that.
Loans and grants
You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees for each year of your course. You can also apply for a maintenance loan to contribute to your living costs.
Bursaries: cash support from us
You may qualify for cash support from the University. A bursary is the same as a grant – you don't have to pay it back.
Even if you haven't applied to Sheffield yet, you can use our website to start planning.
Use our student funding calculator to find which awards you could be eligible for.
Our timeline feature has all the important dates and deadlines in one place: when to apply for loans and scholarships, when your rent is due, when your bursary is paid into your account, and so on.
Using the two together, you can start to figure out your budget.
Need more advice?
We invest a lot of time, energy and money in support services. So when you need advice on money matters, all you have to do is pick up the phone, send an email or walk into the Students' Union and ask.
We're here to help you at every stage: from the moment you start thinking about university through to the end of your course.
T: +44 (0)114 222 8660
Financial Support Team
T: +44 (0)114 222 1319