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Fees and funding 2015

One of the first questions many prospective DMU candidates ask about going to university is ‘How much will it all cost'? The truth is, going to university requires a substantial investment in your future, in terms of tuition fees, living expenses and some additional costs you may incur during the course of your studies. However, there is plenty of financial support available to students.

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
Students studying abroad at an Erasmus+ or
International Exchange partner university for the
full academic year
Students studying abroad at an Erasmus+ or
International Exchange partner university for
one term/semester
50% of standard tuition fee

DMU fees are set at a level that ensures students receive a degree experience which is high quality and distinctive, provides first-rate facilities and a fantastic student experience.

Additional Costs

It is likely there will be some additional costs wherever you choose to study. Here at DMU, we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist laboratories and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs, which vary from course to course. We provide full details of all course fees, but these extra costs may include general living expenses, field trips, travel for work placement opportunities, materials, additional text books and others such as supplementary printing.

Loans and grants

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Tuition fee loans

Tuition fees do not need to be paid upfront and are paid with a government loan which only begins to be repaid after graduation when earnings reach more than:

  • £404 per week
  • £1,750 per month
  • £21,000 per year

The amount paid back depends on the amount earned and is likely to be nine per cent of income above £21,000 e.g:

  • An income of £21,500, sees the 9% calculation applied to £500, which means a monthly repayment of £4
  • An income of £24,000, sees the 9% calculation applied to £3,000, which means a monthly repayment of £23
  • An income of £30,000, sees the 9% calculation applied to £9,000, which means a monthly repayment of £68

The Government provides extra support for students, to help with living costs and provide additional support during studies, through the Maintenance Loan and Maintenance Grant. Please remember that there are different processes for students from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

2015 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 2015/16 is: 

  • £5,740 if you live away from home
  • £4,565 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.

2015 Maintenance Grant

You don't have to pay this grant back, and is based on your household income. For 2015 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 for further information.


Part-time entrants to publicly funded undergraduate courses may be able to apply for a non means-tested loan of up to £6,750, depending on the charge for the course. In order to be eligible for this, you must be studying at an intensity of at least 25% of an equivalent full-time course, for a) the appropriate academic year and b) the duration of the entire course.
Part-time students are not eligible for maintenance support. 

NHS funding

If you wish to study an NHS funded course, such as Nursing or Midwifery, and want to find out if you are eligible for an NHS bursary, visit

N.B. NHS funded courses may not be eligible for some of the other financial packages.

Useful websites

Details of the Government’s student funding package and where to apply for funding

General information including help with managing student budgets.

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

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