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Prospective students

Tuition fees for Home* students at the University of Chester are as follows:

  2023 Full-time Tuition Fee 2023 Part-time Tuition Fee
Foundation Year £9,250** -

Undergraduate Degree
(BA/BSc/BN/BEng/LLB/MEng/MBus)

£9,250 per annum**

£1,540 per 20 credit module**

* Students from the UK, Isle of Man, Guernsey, Jersey and the Republic of Ireland are treated as Home students for tuition fee purposes.

**The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

For full-time modes of study, if you are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan by Student Finance this will cover the cost of your tuition fee, and is paid directly to the course provider. If you live outside England, there can be subtle differences in the way student finance is governed. Further details can be found on student finance websites relevant to your country of residence.

EU Students

Following the UK’s exit from the EU, students from countries in the European Economic Area and the EU starting in or after the 2021-22 academic year will pay International Tuition Fees.

Students who have been granted Settled Status may be eligible for Home Fee Status and if eligible will be able to apply for Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans.

Students who have been granted Pre-settled Status may be eligible for Home Fee Status and if eligible will be able to apply for Tuition Fee Loans.

Irish Nationals living in the UK or Republic of Ireland are treated as Home students for Tuition Fee Purposes.

Part-time Study

You may be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan for part-time study by Student Finance. However, if you live outside England, there can be subtle differences in the way student finance is governed. Further details can be found on student finance websites relevant to your country of residence.

If you are not eligible, you would need to pay for the modules yourself. At the University of Chester this can be paid monthly from November until July. There is no deadline in the year for module submissions to be submitted, however our Finance team advise you to choose your module choices early, as if you choose to add a module outside of November - July you would be expected to pay for the module straight away.

If you are interested in studying an undergraduate degree part time, you will have six years to complete the course. This provides you with two years to complete the modules required for each year of study. The minimum amount you can study in one year is 20 credits per year and the maximum is 100 credits.

If you are interested in studying a Foundation Degree part-time, you will have five years to complete the course. The minimum amount you can study in one year is 20 credits per year and the maximum is 100 credits.

International Fees

The tuition fees for international students studying undergraduate courses in the 2023-24 academic year are £13,450. This fee is frozen for the duration of the degree. All undergraduate students are eligible for an International Scholarship Award, which is applicable to each year of study. Students who pay all fees for the year either on or before enrolment are entitled to a further reduction of £250.

Current students

Our full-time undergraduate tuition fees for UK/IE students entering University in 2022-23 are £9,250 a year, or £1,540 per module for part-time study. The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by increases in the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals. The tuition fees for international students studying undergraduate courses in the 2022-23 academic year are £12,950.