Tuition Fees

The amount you pay depends on the course you are studying and where you are applying from.

The cost of each course for the academic year, known as tuition fees, is featured on each individual course page for that academic year: 

  1. Search our undergraduate online prospectus to find your chosen course;
  2. Open the 'fees and additional costs' tab to find the exact tuition fee for your course.

We charge different fees depending on where you are applying from, known as fee status. This is currently classed as either Home (UK)/ EU or International (Overseas). Find out how your fee status is determined.

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course studied. Tuition fees are subject to changes, please read our full tuition fee statements for further information regarding fees and year on year increases.

How to pay for tuition fees

Home/ EU students

Tuition fees are due for each year on the first day of the academic year. Before commencing study at the University each year, you must either pay in full, or have in place an arrangement with the University to pay in instalments via;

The Government, via the Student Loans Company, offers loans to cover your tuition fees and assist with your living expenses whilst you are studying.

Visit our Student Loans page to see what's on offer and how to apply.

Once you have applied for a tuition fee loan and have received confirmation of that loan from the Student Loans Company, then the University will be paid directly by the Student Loans Company, usually in three instalments.

If you are paying your tuition fees yourself, payments can be made by any of the following options:

  • Payment in full
  • Three equal instalments payable at the end of September, January and April
  • Eight equal monthly instalments payable at the end of September through to April

To discuss setting up a self-payment plan, please email us: finance@canterbury.ac.uk

Make a payment

The University accepts Visa and MasterCard debit and credit card payments.

If you are starting your course in January or April, then the above payment terms will be adjusted accordingly. However, your full annual tuition fee must be paid at least two months before the end of your course, or at least two months before the end of the period of study for which the tuition fee relates.

You must notify the Finance department and provide details of your Sponsor’s name and address. This information should be provided during the online registration process. The University will then invoice the Sponsor directly for your tuition fees. The Sponsor should pay the tuition fees for the academic year in full on receipt of the invoice, or contact the Finance department to agree up a payment instalment plan.

To discuss setting up a payment plan from your sponsor, please email us: finance@canterbury.ac.uk

Please note: Any arrangement made between you and a Sponsor to pay your tuition fees is an agreement between you and the Sponsor. If your Sponsor does not pay the tuition fees, you will be personally liable to pay the fees yourself. The University will then invoice you directly and you will be required to either pay in full, or set up a self-payment plan that is acceptable to the University at that stage in the academic year.

Family members are not regarded as sponsors, but may pay tuition fees to the University with your agreement. Payments from family members are deemed to be payments made by the student, and may be made on an instalment basis. There is no direct contract or binding arrangement between the family member and the University.

International students

Pay in full before starting your course and you can apply for a 5% discount.

As a student of the University, you are responsible for the payment of your tuition fees for each year of your course.

Tuition fees become due on the first day of the academic year and you must pay in full or have an arrangement to pay before commencing study at the University. International students are required to pay a deposit of 50% of their annual tuition fee before starting each year of their course.

Payments may be made by either of the following options:

  • Payment in full before you start each year of your course.
    • A 5% discount can then be applied for if the full payment is made before starting each year of your course.
  • Three instalments with the first instalment (50%) payable before the course starts each year, and the two remaining payments due at the beginning of January (25%) and April (25%).

To discuss paying your tuition fees directly to the university, please email us: finance@canterbury.ac.uk

Make a payment

The University accepts Visa and MasterCard debit and credit card payments.

You must notify the Finance department and provide details of your Sponsor’s name and address. This information should be provided during the registration process.

The University will then invoice the Sponsor directly for your tuition fees and payment can be made via one of the options listed above.

To discuss paying your tuition fees via a sponsor, please email us: finance@canterbury.ac.uk

A 50% deposit will still be payable before your course starts each year.

Please note: Any arrangement made between you and a Sponsor to pay your tuition fees is an agreement between you and the Sponsor. If your Sponsor does not pay the tuition fees, you will be personally liable to pay the fees yourself. The University will then invoice you directly and you will be required to either pay in full, or set up a self-payment plan that is acceptable to the University at that stage in the academic year.

Family members are not regarded as sponsors, but may pay tuition fees to the University with your agreement. Payments from family members are deemed to be payments made by the student, and may be made on an instalment basis. There is no direct contract or binding arrangement between the family member and the University.

Tuition Fee Statements and Continuing Fee Information 

Home (UK) / EU Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2018/19

Maximum Home (UK)/EU tuition fees for standard undergraduate degree and PGCE courses at Canterbury Christ Church University are set by the UK Government.

In 2017/18, the University increased the 2017/18 Home (UK) / EU tuition fees to £9,250 in line with the Government’s inflation rate of 2.8%, which was approved by Parliament. This is because the University met its quality assessments under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

On 1 October 2017, the Government confirmed that tuition fees for 2018/19 would be held at £9,250. This is the full-time tuition fee the University will charge for courses where the Government sets the fees. Where applicable, the equivalent part-time tuition fee will be held at £4,625. This freeze will apply to undergraduate and PGCE new entrant students in 2018/19. It will also apply to continuing students who started these courses in 2017/18.

The University’s 2018/19 tuition fees for new entrants and continuing students studying on all other undergraduate courses where the UK Government does not set the fee will be publicised on the individual course pages. The fees for these courses will be subject to an inflationary increase of 3% in 2018/19.

EU Nationals

For new entrants in 2018/19, the Government confirmed that EU students will pay the same tuition fees as UK students.They will remain eligible for financial support for the duration of their course, even if the course finishes after the UK's exit from the EU.

Year on Year undergraduate / PGCE tuition fee increases for 2018/19 new entrants and continuing students who started in 2017/18

The University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time undergraduate, and part-time PGCE, tuition fees mid-course.

The fees for courses where the Government sets the fees will rise in line with any subsequent inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about the level of any inflationary increase on its website following a Government announcement.

The fees for all other undergraduate courses where the UK Government does not set the fee will rise in line with RPI March 2018. The University will confirm the percentage level of any inflationary increase on the course pages after March 2018.

International Tuition Fees

Undergraduate / PGCE tuition fees for International students are not set by the Government. The University’s 2018/19 tuition fees for international students, and any mid-course increases, will be published on each course webpage once finalised.

We explain what we mean by UK(Home)/EU and international students here.

Your Financial Obligation

As a student of the University, you are responsible for the payment of your tuition fees for each year of your course, regardless of how you are funding and paying for your tuition fees. If you’ve entered into a licence or tenancy agreement to stay in University accommodation or a Homestay arrangement, you are also responsible for the payment of your accommodation fees under the terms of your agreement.

If you decide to take a break from your studies or leave the University early, it is likely that you will still need to pay some, or all, of your tuition and accommodation fees. For further information, please view our changes to study page and for further advice please contact a Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser.

Important documents

Home (UK) and EU Tuition Fees

Home(UK)/EU tuition fees for undergraduate and PGCE courses at Canterbury Christ Church University are set within the government’s regulatory framework.

Universities with satisfactory quality assessments under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) were able to raise their 2017/18 Home(UK)/EU tuition fees in line with forecast inflation at a rate of 2.8%.

  • Canterbury Christ Church University has increased its regulated full-time tuition fees for all new entrant Home(UK) and EU undergraduates and PGCE students to £9,250 from 2017/18. The equivalent part-time fees for these courses will also rise by 2.8% to £4,625. 
  • Tuition fees for full-time undergraduate nursing, midwifery and allied health professional students on pre-registration courses will be £9,250 and students will be subject to the same general student financial arrangements that apply to other undergraduate students in 2017/18. Further details on the undergraduate student package for pre-registration nursing, midwifery and allied health professions from 1 August 2017. Visit the Health Education Funding page for further information.
  • Full-time courses which have a Foundation Year 0 will have a 2017/18 Home(UK)/EU tuition fee of £6,165 in Year 0.
  • Full-time courses which have a Placement Year will have a 2017/18 Home(UK)/EU tuition fee of £1,850 in that year.
  • Full-time courses which have a Study Year Abroad will have a 2017/18 Home(UK)/EU tuition fee of £1,385 in that year.

Home(UK)/EU tuition fees for all other undergraduate courses with non-regulated fees will also rise by 2.8%. 2017/18 tuition fees can be found on in the individual course page archive

International Tuition Fees

Undergraduate/ PGCE tuition fees for International students are not set within the government’s regulatory framework. The University’s tuition fees for International students are published on each course webpage alongside Home(UK)/EU tuition fees. Tuition Fee Scholarship discounts are available to eligible International students. Visit the scholarship page for further information.

Year on Year undergraduate / PGCE tuition fee increases for 2017/18 new entrants

The University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time undergraduate, and part-time PGCE, Home(UK)/EU tuition fees mid-course in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any change on its website, including the level of inflationary increase anticipated (in percentage terms).

2017/18 tuition fees for overseas students on undergraduate courses are currently set for the duration of the course and the fee will remain the same for each year of study with no annual inflationary increase.

We explain what we mean by UK(Home)/EU and international students here.

Your Financial Obligation

As a student of the University, you are responsible for the payment of your tuition fees for each year of your course, regardless of how you are funding and paying for your tuition fees. If you’ve entered into a licence or tenancy agreement to stay in University accommodation or a Homestay arrangement, you are also responsible for the payment of your accommodation fees under the terms of your agreement.

If you decide to take a break from your studies or leave the University early, it is likely that you will still need to pay some, or all, of your tuition and accommodation fees. For further information, please view our changes to study page and for further advice please contact a Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser.

Important documents

Tuition fees for full-time Home and EU undergraduate students starting at Canterbury Christ Church University in 2016 will be £9,000* per year for most courses. Part-time fees are pro-rata, ie students studying 50% will pay £4,500 per year. Other course fees vary.

*Exclusions where fees are less include: Four year courses, where the first year is a Foundation Year with fees of £6,000 (subsequent years are £9000 after 2016/17); courses funded by the NHS; and some Christ Church courses delivered at partner institutions for which fees may be less than £9000. Check partner institutions’ web pages for details. Exceptions also include students who already have a first degree.

Important Documents

Continuing Fee Information

View the 2016/17 undergraduate tuition fees for students starting their course in the following years: 

Tuition fees for full-time Home and EU undergraduate students starting at Canterbury Christ Church University in 2015 will be £9,000* per year for most courses. Part-time fees are pro-rata, ie students studying 50% will pay £4,500 per year. Other course fees vary.

*Exclusions where fees are less include: Four year courses, where the first year is a Foundation Year with fees of £6,000 (subsequent years are £9000 after 2015/16); courses funded by the NHS; and some Christ Church programmes delivered at partner institutions for which fees may be £6000 or less. Check partner institutions’ web pages for details. Exceptions also include students who already have a first degree.

Important documents

Tuition fees for full-time Home and EU undergraduate students starting at Canterbury Christ Church University in 2014 will be £9,000* per year for most courses. Part-time fees are pro-rata, ie students studying 50% will pay £4,500 per year. Other course fees vary.

*Exclusions where fees are less include: Four year courses, where the first year is a Foundation Year with fees of £6,000 (subsequent years are £8,500 or £9000 after 2014/15); courses funded by the NHS; and some Christ Church courses delivered at partner institutions for which fees may be £6000 or less. Check partner institutions’ web pages for details. Exceptions also include students who already have a first degree.

Important Documents

Fee Status

In line with other UK universities, Canterbury Christ Church University charges different fees dependent on whether students are classed as Home or Overseas for tuition fee purposes. The decision to class a student as a Home or an Overseas student is determined by government legislation as set out in the Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 2007. The regulations governing the fee status of students can be found on the government legislation website.

Who can be classed a Home student for fee purposes?

The Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 2007 define who is eligible for Home fee status, setting out the categories of students who are eligible to pay the Home rate of tuition fees. You should consult the regulations for the full, up-to-date definitions of eligibility.

UK students are defined as those who, on the first day of the academic year in which the programme starts (1 September for programmes starting in the autumn and 1 January for those starting in the Spring):

have 'settled status' in the UK. 'Settled status' means having no restriction on length of stay in the UK. To be settled you must either have the 'Right of Abode' or Indefinite Leave to Enter or Remain in the UK or have the right of permanent residence in the UK. If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, then you have the Right of Abode. EU nationals other than those from the UK do not have 'settled status' unless they have applied for and been granted 'Indefinite Leave to Remain', regardless of the length of their stay in the UK.

and

are 'ordinarily resident' in the UK. People whose main home is in the UK are considered to be 'ordinarily resident' even if they have been temporarily absent for a (possibly lengthy) period of time.

and

have been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man for three preceding years, but not wholly or mainly for the purposes of receiving full-time education.

In addition, there are other ways that you can be allocated UK-resident fee status:

  • refugees granted Indefinite Leave to Remain and people who have been granted 'Humanitarian Protection' as a result of an application for asylum. The spouse, civil partner, and sometimes the children of this group may also be eligible.

  • European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss national 'migrant workers', their spouses, civil partner and children and other relevant family members. This means EEA and Swiss nationals who are staying in the UK in order to work or seek work.

  • EU nationals who previously lived in the EEA and came to live in the UK for three or more years before the first day of the first year that the programme starts.

  • Children of Turkish nationals working in the UK.

This list is not exhaustive and this is a complex area.

Not sure what your fee status should be?

If you are uncertain of your fee status, please complete our Fee Status Assessment Form and return it to: international.admissions@canterbury.ac.uk

Please note: the University’s assessment of your status neither informs nor supersedes any decisions made by the Student Loans Company England.

For further information, please read guidance provided by the UK Council for International Students (UKCISA)

Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis, explains why you're better off paying for your tuition fees with a student loan. Read the full article.

Please note: Fees referenced in the article are accurate at time of publication (2016)

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