Undergraduate tuition fees
What do tuition fees cover?
Your University fees cover all your teaching, examinations, and enrolment as a student.
We confirm what fees you’ll pay after you submit your application. Your fee status will fall into one of four categories if you’re planning to study a full-time undergraduate degree course (excluding nursing):
- Scottish students
- English, Welsh and Northern Irish students
- European Union students
- International students
If you are a Nursing student please see our section on Nursing degree tuition fees.
If you’re a Scottish student, you won’t have to pay tuition fees. The Scottish Government pays these on your behalf through the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). You must apply for this funding every year.
If you’ve had fees paid for a previous degree, or you’re repeating part of a course, you may have to contribute to the fee cost. Please contact SAAS for advice.
English, Welsh and Northern Irish students
If you live in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man, your fee status will be Rest of UK (RUK).
From 2019, you’ll pay £9,250 per year for the first three years of your undergraduate degree. To pay for these costs, you can apply for a tuition fee loan through your relevant funding body. When you successfully progress to fourth year, you’ll be awarded an Honours Scholarship covering the full cost of the fees for your final year.
- Student Finance England
- Student Finance Wales
- Student Finance Northern Ireland
- Isle of Man
Students who have previously completed an undergraduate degree, generally will not be able to qualify for government support for a second undergraduate degree. This includes the tuition fee loan and the maintenance loan.
European Union (EU) students
The Scottish Government has confirmed that EU students enrolling in the 2020/21 academic year will be entitled to free tuition fees in Scotland. EU students will retain that status for the duration of their four year degree.
The University will make decisions on fee levels for EU students enrolling in 2021/22 when further guidance is available from the Scottish and UK Governments, and we will publish any updates here and on our University of Stirling and Europe information pages.
Studying at a UK University can be great value for money. UK degrees are usually shorter and more intensive than in the US and Australia.
If you live outside the EU, you’ll pay an annual tuition fee dependent on the course you choose.
For specific course fees for your degree, visit the appropriate course page.
For fees and funding support please visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.