Increase in undergraduate tuition fees for 2017
Undergraduate fees are regulated by the UK Government. From September 2017, in meeting the expectations of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the University of Westminster will be increasing Home and EU undergraduate tuition fees from the current Higher Fee Rate of £9,000 to the new Higher Fee Rate, expected to be £9,250 a year. This increase reflects the 2.8% inflation rate (RPI) for 2017. The increase to £9,250 was announced by Universities Minister Jo Johnson on 21 July 2016. The full statement can be found on the Parliament website.
The new tuition fee will only affect new students starting from Autumn 2017 and does not affect current continuing students who will continue to pay £9,000 a year for the duration of their studies.
EU student tuition fee guarantee for 2017/18 and 2018/19
Following the EU referendum result, the Universities Minister Jo Johnson confirmed that for current EU students and those starting in 2016 and 2017 access to student loans will remain for the duration of their studies.
Following this, the government has further confirmed that EU students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in the academic year 2018/19.
The decision means EU students applying for an undergraduate or master’s course at the University of Westminster in the 2018/19 academic year will continue to have access to student loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU.
EU students are eligible for home fee status, which means they are charged the same tuition fees as UK students. All EU students who enrolled in September 2016 have their tuition fees guaranteed at the current Higher Fee Rate of £9,000, for the duration of their studies. Students enrolling in 2017 and 2018 will have their tuition fees guaranteed at the new Higher Fee Rate of £9,250.
EU nationals will also remain eligible to apply for Research Council PhD studentships at UK institutions for 2018 to 2019 to help cover costs for the duration of their study.
General information on variation of fees for all students
In accordance with our Terms and Conditions, the University of Westminster reserves the right to increase tuition fees for all students in line with changes in the UK inflation rate (RPI). Changes to the tuition fee will only ever be made in response to the increased costs of course delivery and all applicants and current students can expect to be notified of an increase at the earliest opportunity. When a change in tuition fee level is announced, the increase will always be made at the beginning of an academic year, and would ordinarily only affect new entrants.