Geology students in class

EU fee rates from 2021

EU students will no longer be able to claim tuition fee loans or the lower EU fee rates for programmes starting from 2021.

Continuing students, who commence prior to 2021, will retain their fees and funding for the duration of the programme.

For more information please see www.gov.uk/government/news/student-support-in-england

Introduction to student finance in 2020/21

No fees upfront

If you are a Home student, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK government. This will cover the entire cost of tuition for every year of study, which means you do not have to pay any money towards your fees while you are studying.

The loan is not means-tested so, unlike the Maintenance Loan for living costs, it doesn't matter what your household income is.

At Imperial, the undergraduate tuition fee for Home students starting at the College in 2021 is £9,250 for the 2021-22 academic year.

Tuition Fees for Home students will remain at £9,250 per year for 2021-22 entry.

It is important to know the tuition fee that you will be charged so that you can apply for the right loan amount from your funding authority e.g. Student Finance England for students living in England.

Do I have to pay it back?

Yes, but only once you have left university, are in employment and earning a pre-tax salary of £26,575 a year or more (for English and Welsh students)

Find out more about repaying your loans.

Tuition fee loan FAQs

How does it work?

The funding authority for your region (e.g. Student Finance England for students living in England) pays your Tuition Fee Loan directly to the College to cover the cost of your tuition for every year that you apply for the loan.

The money is paid to the College in three installments over the course of each academic year:

  • At the start of Term 1: 25% of the tuition fee
  • At the start of Term 2: 25% of the tuition fee
  • At the start of Term 3: 50% of the tuition fee

How do I apply?

The application process varies depending on whether you are from England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

You can find out more about each application process on the Government's website.

Do I have to pay it back?

Yes, but only once you have left university, are in employment and earning a pre-tax salary of £26,575 a year or more (confirmed for English students but not Welsh students yet)

Repayments for sudents from Northern Ireland begin after they have completed their course, are in employment and earning a pre-tax salary of £19,380 a year or more.

Find out more about repaying your loans.

Student finance for EU, Swiss, Norwegian, Icelandic or Liechtenstein nationals from August 2021 

EU/EEA/Swiss students starting a course on or after 1 August 2021 will no longer be eligible for the Home fee rate and so will be charged the Overseas fee. Please note we do not expect this to apply to Irish students or students benefitting from Citizens rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively.
 

Please visit the Fee Status page for current and full information.