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Which tuition fee you pay depends on your personal circumstances and whether you are a full-time or part-time student. Below, you'll find tuition fee information for home students (living in the UK), EU students and overseas students (outside of Europe).

Home and EU students

Home students (living in the UK) and EU students pay a set amount of fees depending on what level they are studying.

If you are an EU student applying for a course at Solent in autumn 2017, you will be able to benefit from the current system of loans, and the current level of fees, throughout the duration of your course, even if the UK exits the European Union during that period. For more information, see our news article.  

Full-time undergraduate fees for the 2017/18 academic year are as follows:

  • Foundation years (level 3): £9,250 
  • Bachelor's degrees: £9,250

The following fees are not yet available for 2017/18, but for guidance, the 2016/17 fees were:

  • International Foundation Year: £7,650
  • Higher National Diplomas (HND): £7,650 

Postgraduate fees can range from £4,500 - £9,500. For more information, please see the relevant course page or contact

Solent alumni could be eligible for up to a 50% reduction of tuition fees if returning to study a postgraduate course. The discount applied will be dependent on your undergraduate degree classification as follows:

  • First (1.1) will be offered a 50% discount to study at PG level
  • 2.1 or 2.2 will be offered a 20% discount to study at PG level

If you are eligible, the discount will be automatically applied when you register for your postgraduate course. There’s no need to complete a form.

Find out more about course fee discounts

Tuition fees for overseas (non-EU) students

Students who are living outside of the EU are known as overseas students for fee purposes. How much overseas students pay depends on what level they are studying.

Full-time undergraduate fees for the 2016/17 academic year are as follows:

  • Band C courses - £11,000
  • Band D courses - £10,500
  • International Foundation Year/Certificate: £10,000

Full-time postgraduate fees for the 2016/17 academic year are as follows:

  • Master's degrees: £11,260
  • Except MSc programmes: £12,380
  • Except MBA programmes: £12,360
  • PhDs: £11,330

Under the UK's new points-based immigration system, universities sponsoring students must be sure that students have sufficient funds to meet the cost of their course fees and living expenses (as well as those of any accompanying family members) without working and without claiming state benefit.

The University will require self-funded students from countries which are non-EEA to pay 50% of their course fees, or 100% if their fees are £4,000 or less, before a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is forwarded to the applicant.

In addition 50% of fees are due before registration on the course or before work placement/exchange.

Other payment conditions are the same as those for other students.

How Solent decides on course fees and changes

Tuition fees are set annually based on the associated costs in relation to the delivery of your course, and take into consideration any Government restrictions or requirements. The fee, once published, will be set for that year of entry, but may increase annually in line with the national inflation rates and subject to Government policy on higher education. Any change will be applied to both new and continuing students, as appropriate.

Fees payable to external bodies are not set by the University and, as such, are beyond our control, resulting in any changes being passed to the student. Students will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.

The current fee details are:

Fees table 2016/17

Fees and payment regulations for home, EU and island students 2016/17

Fees and payment regulations for overseas students 2016/17

Fees and payment regulations (Warsash) home, island, EEA and EU students 2016/17

Fees and payment regulations (Warsash) overseas students

Funding advice

Please visit our finance and paying your fees page for information on paying your fees and available funding.

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