Fees and funding 2014

One of the first questions you're likely to ask about university is how much will it all cost? At DMU we're here to help guide you through the whole process.

Going to university represents a real investment in your future and there is plenty of financial support available to students for both tuition fees and living expenses.

The following page contains lots of valuable information on fees and funding to support you during your time at DMU.

Tuition fees  

Home/EU students
BA/BSc (Hons)/MPharm/MDes degree £9,000 per year
Foundation degree and HND at DMU £6,000 per year
Foundation degree at Confetti £7,950 per year
Part-time £5,925 per year for a
four year course,
£3,950 per year for a
six year course and 
£988 per 15 credits.
Placement year £650 per year

We set our fees at a level that makes sure you receive a degree experience which is high quality and distinctive, while enjoying first rate facilities and a fantastic student experience.

Tuition fee loans

Remember, you don't have to pay fees upfront. Tuition is paid for by a government loan, which you only begin to repay once you've graduated and are earning over £404 per week, £1,750 per month or £21,000 per year. 

The amount you pay back depends on the amount you earn. This is likely to be nine per cent of your income above £21,000 so, for example, if you earn £21,500 you'll pay back £4 per month (2014 entry figures).

NHS funding

If you are looking to study an NHS funded course, such as Nursing or Midwifery, and wish to find out if you are eligible for an NHS bursary, visit nhsbsa.nhs.co.uk/students|. NHS funded courses may not be eligible for some of the other financial packages, please contact us for further information.

National Scholarship Programme (NSP)

For 2014/15 we will be awarding up to 619 NSPs to first year students. The NSP for 2014/15 provides students with a £1,000 cash bursary in year one, £500 in year two and £500 in your final year of study.

There is no need to to apply for the NSP as awards will be automatically awarded. For further information visit the National Scholarship Programme web page|.

#DMUglobal High Flyers Award

This exciting new award offers ambitious students a £500 discount, redeemable against any #DMUglobal opportunity.

The award is for students who are starting an undergraduate course in September 2014, who make DMU their firm UCAS choice and who achieve 320 UCAS points or more from three A Levels or equivalent.

#DMUglobal| is a ground-breaking initiative which offers students enriching international experiences during their studies.

For more information and terms and conditions visit the #DMUglobal High Flyers award page|.

Access to Higher Education Scholarship

We are offering £1,000 cash per year (excluding placement years) to home students studying full time and paying a tuition fee of £9,000 or £7,950.

The Access to Higher Education Scholarship is available if you are accepted onto a course with an Access to HE qualification (where it is an entry requirement for the course).

Loans and grants

The government provides extra support for students through the Maintenance Loan and Maintenance Grant. This funding is to help you with living costs and provide you with additional support during your studies.

2014 Maintenance Loan

A proportion of the Maintenance Loan is based on your household income and is different to the tuition fee loan. The maximum available for students starting in 2014/15 is:

  • £5,555 if you live away from home
  • £4,418 if you live at home

As with the tuition fee loan, you will only start to repay the loan after you have graduated and earning at least £21,000.

2014 Maintenance Grant

You don't have to pay this grant back, and is based on your household income. For 2014 entry, if a student's family income is £25,000 or less, they receive a full grant of £3,387. If their family's income is between £25,001 and £42,620 they receive a partial grant on a sliding scale.

The amount of Maintenance Grant received also effects how much of the Maintenance Loan students are entitled to; please see direct.gov.uk/studentfinance| for further information.

Part-time students

The part-time funding package is yet to be announced for 2014/15. However in 2013/14 all eligible part-time undergraduates who study for at least 25 per cent of the full-time equivalent course (at DMU this will be 30 credits per year), will be able to apply for a loan to cover the cost of their tuition, which means you no longer have to pay upfront. Part-time students will not, however, be eligible for maintenance support.

Useful websites


Detailed information of the Government's student funding package and where you apply for funding when you are ready to.


General information including help with managing your student budget.

For more information call +44 (0)116 257 7513.

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