Fees and funding

Scholarships and Bursaries


Want to make the most of your student budget? Living comfortably on a student budget is easier at Hull than at many other universities. From the cost of a pint of beer to what you pay for gym fees or cinema tickets, you’ll find prices here among the most reasonable in the country. So whatever you receive through grants and loans will last you longer.

Compared to London, the price of a pint is 25% cheaper, meals out cost a third less and even renting a one-bedroom flat is 75% less expensive. Regular low-cost bus services around Hull keep travel costs down. And the city centre's only a 10-minute bus ride from our campus. Cinemas and other entertainment venues offer student discounts – while the city’s museums and art galleries have free admission.

Scholarships and bursaries

You might be eligible for some extra financial help such as a scholarship or a bursary. Unlike a loan, you don’t have to pay anything back. Since 2012, more than 3,000 undergraduates have benefited from one of our scholarships or bursaries. You could too.

Studentship: £1,000 in your first year if your annual household income is less than £25,000.

Merit Scholarship: £2,000 in your first year if you achieve 120 UCAS points from three A Levels (or equivalent, not including General Studies).

Achievement Scholarship: £2,000 in your first year, then £1,000 in both your second and final years, if you achieve 152 UCAS points from three A Levels (or equivalent, not including General Studies).

Applying for a bursary or scholarship is straightforward. When you apply to Student Finance England, there's a box on the form that asks if you're happy for your information to be shared. By agreeing to share your info, you'll automatically be considered for a scholarship or bursary. And if you plan to study medicine or social work, you may be eligible for an NHS bursary.

PhD Scholarships 2017: As part of the University of Hull's ongoing commitment to research, we are offering a range of exciting funded projects. Many projects are interdisciplinary and/or in collaboration with industry.


Tuition fees

Annual tuition fees at the University of Hull for September 2017 are £9,250 (or £6,165 for a Foundation Year). We understand that the prospect of paying them through a full tuition fee loan can seem daunting. But here’s the good news: you don’t have to pay a penny back on your loan until you've left uni and you’re earning a salary of more than £21,000 a year. And after 30 years, any outstanding repayments get written off.

Any repayments are based on your earnings, not on what you borrowed. And you'd be charged at 9% of any earnings above the £21,000 threshold. So if you earn £22,000 a year, your monthly repayments would be £7. On a salary of £30,000, you'd be repaying £67 per month. And if your income ever drops below £21,000, repayments stop until you go back above that level.

If you're an international student, your tuition fees will be higher. But you also have access to our range of funding for international students. Scholarships, bursaries, grants, fellowships and financial awards are also available from the British Council.

Help with costs

You can apply for a grant or loan to help with rent, bills, books, food, academic materials and travel. If you're living away from your family home while studying here, you can apply for a yearly maintenance loan of up to £8,200. You must be a full-time UK student aged under 60, and you may have to provide details about your family household income.


Other loans and grants

You may be eligible for a special support grant – for example, if you have certain disabilities or you’re a single parent. You must be a full-time UK student and qualify for income support, housing benefit (including Universal Credit) or income-related Employment and Support Allowance.

If you live in England but need to study overseas, you might be eligible for a grant to cover some travel expenses. Medical and dental students may also qualify for help with the cost of attending clinical placements in the UK.

There's help available for full-time students who are parents or look after an adult dependent. You can also get financial assistance if you have a disability, a long-term health condition, a mental health condition or a specific learning difficulty.