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Fees and funding 2016/17

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, including our #DMUglobal High Flyers scholarship and the new Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship.

The Student Finance England application process for Academic Year 2016/17 is now open for new 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
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

Please note: the fees listed above are for 2016 entry and may be subject to change for 2017 entry.

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. 

EU fees

To reassure students, DMU is also guaranteeing tuition fees remain at the standard home-rate for EU students, for entry in 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Student loan information for EU students joining in September 2016

As far as student loans are concerned, we can confirm that the arrangements will be unchanged – in other words, you will be able to access loans to cover tuition fees for the duration of your course. The Student Loans Company will assess applications against existing eligibility criteria, and will provide loans and/or grants in the normal way.  EU nationals applying for loans to cover maintenance need to have been resident in the UK for at least five years. For further information, please visit the Student Loans Company or Student Finance websites.

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.



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.

2016 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 2016/17 is: 

  • £8,200 if you live away from home
  • £6,904 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.


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.

September 2017 entry

The government is changing the way in which students beginning nursing, midwifery and speech and language therapy courses are funded.

For all students attending university from September 2017 onwards NHS bursaries will no longer be available. Instead, you will have access to the standard student support package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs. 

Please note, courses commencing during March 2017 will still be eligible for the 2016 funding package unless stated otherwise.

For details, please visit this NHS bursary reform page and the Council of Deans of Health website.

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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