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Undergraduate tuition fees, bursaries & scholarships - 2015 entry

There are a lot of things to consider when deciding to study for a degree – what subject, which university and how much it will cost. At Surrey, we understand what a big undertaking this is. We also understand how important it is that we do everything we can to help you. That’s why our focus is on providing the best support package that we can and making it accessible to as many students as possible.

The information on this page is aimed at students commencing their studies in 2015. For details of our tuition fees, bursaries and scholarships for 2014, visit our fees and funding 2014 page.

 

Our tuition fees

Your degree is an investment in your future career. Tuition fees for UK/EU students on our undergraduate degree programmes are currently set at £9,000 per year, so that we can continue to deliver a wonderful education and a degree that is rated by your future employers. 

UK/EU students on our NHS-funded programmes, such as Nursing, Midwifery, Operating Department Practice and Paramedic Practice, do not have to pay any tuition fees.

Fees during your Professional Training placement year

The majority of our students have the opportunity to take part in our Professional Training placement programme, in which case a Surrey degree will normally last four years. A reduced fee is payable (details to follow).

Most students on our Professional Training placement programme are paid a salary by their employers, which is a valuable source of income during their time at Surrey. For those who are on an unpaid placement, we have a fund to ensure that they receive some financial support during their placement year.

Number crunching

To get a true picture of what university will cost you, it is important to make sure you have included everything in your calculations – even the subtractions!

When you are looking at the total amount it may cost you to come to university, there are some facts which should help you get things straight in your own mind.

Don’t pay fees up front

It is estimated that this is the least cost-effective way of paying for tuition. Instead, consider a loan.

They work like this:

  • The government loans you the money to pay your tuition fees
  • You pay the government back, in instalments, after you graduate
  • Your repayments are in proportion to your income
  • You only start repaying when you earn over a certain amount (£21,000pa at time of writing)
  • Repayment rates are decided in advance, so there shouldn’t be any unexpected changes

Don’t just take our word for it. In this video, watch Martin Lewis, Head of the Independent Taskforce on Student Finance Information, explain why everyone can afford to go to university.

Support from the government

For many people, the real cost of going to university is reduced through financial support from the government.

Maintenance Loan

This helps with living costs and is paid into your bank account each term.

Here are a few facts to help you understand Maintenance Loans:

  • Only full-time students can apply for a Maintenance Loan
  • The exact amount that you can borrow depends on your family’s income, where you live, where you study, what year of study you’re in, and what help you get through the Maintenance Grant
  • Rates for final-year students are different Maintenance Grant for living costs
  • Only full-time students can apply for a Maintenance Grant to help with living costs. These are available to students with a household income of £42,611 or less. Your household income is your parents’ or partner’s income and your own
  • If you get a Maintenance Grant, your Maintenance Loan will be reduced

Special Support Grant

This is for students who qualify for income support or housing benefit.

You may be eligible for the Special Support Grant if:

  • You’re a single parent
  • Your partner is also a student
  • You have certain disabilities

For full details and qualifying criteria, please visit: gov.uk/student-finance

Information about Student Finance:

There has been an increased number of phishing emails and text messages going to students from fake Student Finance Services and some look very authentic. Phishing scams are very common around this time of year, so students need to be extra cautious . To read more about phishing please go here. There is also a useful film about Phishing that you can view here

Student Loans Company are committed to protecting students and their information. There are a number of steps students can take to stay safe online. For more information go here

 

Bursaries and scholarships

We encourage applications from everyone with the ability to study for a Surrey degree, and understand that finance is a factor that can affect decisions.  We are committed to making sure that we offer support for students who might need it.

Surrey Bursaries

In order to be eligible for a Surrey Bursary your household income must meet all of the criteria, you must be a UK or EU student and must be paying the full tuition fees (therefore NHS-funded students and students who are being funded are not eligible).

You must also have correctly filled out and submitted your application to Student Finance England/Student Finance European Team for a loan and must also make sure that you and your parent/guardian have given your consent to share the information with the University.

Please note that the scheme detailed below is subject to OFFA (Office for Fair Access) approval and therefore our bursary schemes may change in order to meet regulations. We currently anticipate offering the following to students commencing their studies at Surrey in 2015:

Full Surrey Award

Students with:

1-       a household income of less than £25,000 and

2-       who are resident in POLAR* postcodes 1 – 4 and

3-       have an IDACI** ranking of less than 30,000

* POLAR (Participation of Local Areas) is a HEFCE classification for the participation in higher education by young people by geographical area in the UK. It’s used to measure the widening participation performance of universities.

** Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI) is an index of deprivation used in England and measures in a local area the proportion of under 16s that live in low income households therefore this criteria is not applicable to students who are Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish who ordinarily reside in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

will be eligible for a Full Surrey award paid as follows:

Year 1

£1,800 accommodation discount for students living on campus (for those living off-campus the option of a £1,800 cash bursary is available instead).

For each year of study where a student progresses normally on their programme, but excluding the Professional Training year or repeat periods, the entitlement will amount to £1,800 as a cash bursary.

Care Leavers

The University of Surrey offers a guaranteed minimum bursary of £1,000 on entry to qualifying students who have been in local authority care. Eligible students will be under 25 years of age and will have been in care for at least 13 weeks after the age of 14.

The £1,000 is not paid in addition to the University bursary scheme.

Surrey Scholarships

Chancellor’s Scholarship Scheme

Our merit-based Chancellor’s Scholarship provides a £2,000 cash award for the first year of study and membership of Surrey Sports Park for the duration of your course* and was established to recognise exceptional academic achievement.

Eligibility criteria

To qualify for the Chancellor’s Scholarship, students must achieve the following grades in one sitting:

  • A*A*A at A-Level (excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking) or
  • 39 points in the International Baccalaureate or
  • Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* in the BTEC QCF Extended Diploma or
  • AAAAA in Scottish Highers plus AA in Scottish Advanced Highers in relevant subjects or
  • AAAAAA in Irish Highers or
  • D2, D2, D3 in the principle subjects in the Cambridge Pre-U

The scholarship is open to UK, EU and International students who select Surrey as their firm choice by 30 June 2015 and are paying the full £9,000 fees (UK/EU) or above (International students) on an undergraduate course. Therefore students on NHS funded courses or overseas students who are being sponsored are not eligible.  These scholarships are not available to students in receipt of another scholarship from the university.

* provided you are progressing normally on your original programme of study.

Application

The University will identify eligible students so there is no application form for this scheme.

Payment

Payment of the award will be made in equal instalments direct to eligible students’ bank accounts in December and March following entry.

Further information

If you have any questions please contact Fees and Funding at feesandfunding@surrey.ac.uk.

NHS Chancellor’s Scholarship Scheme

Our merit-based NHS Chancellor’s Scholarship provides a £1,000 cash award for the first year of study and membership of Surrey Sports Park for the duration of your course and recognises exceptional academic achievement for NHS funded students.

Eligibility criteria

To qualify for the NHS Chancellor’s Scholarship, students must achieve the following grades in one sitting:

  • A*A*A at A-Level (excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking) or
  • 39 points in the International Baccalaureate or
  • Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* in the BTEC QCF Extended Diploma or
  • AAAAA in Scottish Highers plus AA in Scottish Advanced Highers in relevant subjects or
  • AAAAAA in Irish Highers or
  • D2, D2, D3 in the principle subjects in the Cambridge Pre-U

Please note that to be eligible you must have selected Surrey as your firm choice by 30 June 2015 when applying and be in receipt of NHS Funding for your programme.

Payment of the award will be made in equal instalments direct to students’ bank accounts in December and March following entry.

Further information

If you have any questions please contact Fees and Funding at feesandfunding@surrey.ac.uk

Degree-specific scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries

IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship

IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship - an external award for Engineering and Technology undergraduate students - to apply please visit www.theiet.org for more information. Details of the 2014 award can be found at the following link:

http://conferences.theiet.org/achievement/scholarships/diamond/about.cfm

When we have details for the 2015 award this will be made available.

Sports scholarships

Our Sports Scholarships recognise exceptional achievement by high-calibre athletes and complement our state-of-the-art sports facilities at Surrey Sports Park.

High-performance athletes

The University of Surrey’s High-Performance Athlete Support Scheme (HPASS) is designed to assist talented student athletes to fulfil their sporting potential whilst achieving academic excellence. We provide individually tailored, practical solutions and services to students that are specific to both their sport and academic situation.

 HPASS benefits include:

  •  Free access to facilities at Surrey Sports Park
  • An individual strength and conditioning programme
  • Physiotherapy and sports massage
  • Physiological assessments and advice through the Surrey Human Performance Institute
  • Regular workshops on a range of subjects, including strength and conditioning, lifestyle and injury prevention
  • Nutritional analysis and sports psychology support
  • A dedicated performance manager

 Suitable HPASS applicants may qualify for one of the sports scholarships, valued at £3,000. Successful applicants will be eligible to receive £2,000 of athlete services, along with a cash bursary of £1,000.

 Current sports scholars include GB marathon kayaker Jonny Tye, GB fencer Emily Ruaux and GB junior rowers Alastair Douglass and Harry Glenister.

 To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:

  • Achieve the required academic entry standard for your chosen degree course
  • Continue to meet the academic standards of your course throughout your time at Surrey in order to remain on the scholarship programme
  • Be internationally recognised by at least one of the major British sporting organisations: British Universities and College Sports (BUCS), UK Sport and Sport England. If not, you must be on a National Governing Body (NGB) performance pathway programme.
Further information

For further details on our Sports Scholarships please visit the Surrey Sports Park website

 

Surrey and Santander Country and University Scholarships

Information on these scholarships will be available in December 2014.

Discounts for Surrey Graduates

If you are a fully self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford, you will be eligible for a 10% discount on our taught postgraduate Masters programme fees, with effect from September 2013. This scheme is applicable to 2015 Postgraduate Taught entry students.

Students graduating in the summer of 2015 are eligible, as well as alumni from previous years, on receipt of evidence of the award from Surrey and where we can identify that you actually studied in Guildford. Students from SII DUFE are eligible for this scheme.

Associated Institution students are not eligible. Not available to modular self-pacing students.

This scheme will be reviewed annually.

For eligible students, one third of the full tuition fees due for 2015/16 will have to be paid in order to enrol on your programme, then the 10% discount (based on the full fee amount for 2015/16) is deducted from the second and third instalments. This means the tuition fee invoice, that will be emailed to your University email account in October, will reflect the actual balance due.

If you have any enquiries regarding this matter please contact the Fees and Funding team at feesandfunding@surrey.ac.uk