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Please see the various sections below for the answers to some questions that are commonly asked by UK/EU undergraduates about financing their studies.
UK/EU undergraduate tuition fees have
remained at £9,000 for the last four years. The recently published Government
White Paper,Success as a Knowledge Economy, states that the £9,000 maximum fees
introduced in 2012, are now worth £8,546 in real terms. This has reduced higher
education’s spending power to
invest in the provision for students and represents a 5 per cent reduction in
value in real terms.
According to a Department of Education statement in May, fees would be worth £8,000 by 2020,
if the £9,000 cap were left unchanged. The proposal to raise the current
maximum statutory tuition fee from £9,000 now to £9,250 in 2017/18 is a step
towards closing this gap.
All universities with
a satisfactory and current quality assurance award from the Higher Education
Funding Council for England will be eligible to raise fees. This is a
year-on-year rise of 2.8 per cent, in line with the Office for Budgetary
Responsibility forecast for RPI-X (the retail price index, excluding mortgage
This new fee level for 2017/18 for all UK/EU undergraduate students
who started their study after 01 September 2012 will mean that Oxford Brookes
can further reinvest in its students and further improve not only the quality
of their degree, but also the legacy of their qualification at Oxford Brookes
as the University continues to enhance its reputation locally, nationally and
discussions with student representatives have been helpful in identifying that a proportion of the
additional funds received should be invested directly into enhanced provision
of mentoring of students by alumni. This is already an area of great strength
in a number of subject areas at Oxford Brookes and enhancing this provision and
rolling it out more widely will have significant benefits for our students, as
well as for the sectors in which our graduates go on to work. The University
will also continue to invest in other programmes which directly improve the
student experience, including its ten year estate investment plan.
Oxford Brookes also remains committed to Widening Participation and has
committed to investing over £7.5 million in access, student success,
progression and financial support for under-represented students in 2017/18
The increase in tuition fees will not
increase your monthly repayments. Student loan repayments for students who
started their study after 1 September 2012 see UK graduates pay back 9 per cent
of their income over the minimum amount of £21,000. For example, graduates
earning £25,000 per year will continue repay £30 per month (based on current
Student Loan Company repayment rates).
The increase in tuition fees will increase
the size of your student loan and will mean you repay your loan over a longer
period of time. Currently, any outstanding student loan will be cancelled 30
years after you become eligible to repay.
Yes, the tuition fee increase
to £9,250 from 2017/18 will apply to all UK/EU undergraduate students who started their study after 1
EU and UK undergraduate tuition fee levels have remained the same for four
years and have now reduced in value by more than 5 per cent in real terms.
During this time, we have continued to apply inflationary increases to
international and postgraduate students.
The decision to apply a tuition fees increase across all years of UK/EU
undergraduate entry will enable the university to further invest in the student
experience. Previous discussions with student
representatives have been helpful in identifying areas where the University can
further invest in the student experience. It has
therefore been agreed that a proportion of the additional funds received will
be invested directly into enhanced provision of mentoring for students by
The decision also means parity of charging
across all UK/EU undergraduate students.
studying for a foundation degree with one of our partner colleges in 2018/19 will be charged £7,200 for full-time
study and £4,500 if studying part-time. You will then have the option
to top up to a full bachelor's degree by carrying out just one year's further
study. Where offered at a partner college, this will be charged at £7,200 in 2018/19.
Students coming to
Brookes to top up to a full bachelor's degree will be charged £9,250
for full-time study or £750 per single module for part-time study.
Please note that
Equine Science and Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management courses fee
levels for new and continuing students will be £9,250 in 2018/19.
Part-time undergraduate students will pay £750 per single module.
Modular associate students will pay £6,000 per year or £3,000 per semester for full-time study or
£750 per single module for part-time study.
Applicants with firm offers will be contacted by our Admissions Office with links to the online enrolment pages.
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