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International and European Students
Tuition Fees 2023/24
Undergraduate Courses per academic year - £14,700
Masters one year - £15,800
PhD Research Degree one year full-time - £15,800
European Union Students *
Undergraduate Courses per academic year - £9,250
MBA, MA, MSc one year - £8,180
MPhil & PhD Research Degree full-time - £4,950 (with exceptions)
For the complete list of postgraduate tuition fees please visit the University's fees and finance webpage.
At least half of your tuition fees must be paid in full before you arrive at the University of Worcester.
*The UK Government has confirmed that EU students starting their course after August 2021 will no longer pay the home rate for fees or be eligible for undergraduate, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support from Student Finance England. However, at the University of Worcester we have decided that (with the exception of the Medicine MBChB), during this period of transition, EU students starting their studies in the academic years 2021/22, 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 will continue to be eligible for the home rate of fees.
The changes confirmed by the UK Government will not affect Irish nationals, EU students who have settled or pre-settled status, or EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively.
For more information, please contact our International team via email at: email@example.com
How much will I need to live on?
Depending on your lifestyle you will need around £10,692 per year (about £891 per month) for accommodation and living expenses (excluding tuition fees).
The University of Worcester's International Recruitment Team can be contacted at:
Financial Support for Students from the European Union
EU students are not generally eligible for maintenance loans or grants (help with living costs) from Student Finance unless they have relevant settled status or qualify as a migrant worker or through a family member such as a parent, husband, or wife, who is an EEA or Swiss national, and is living and working in England.
Other Funding Available to EU Students
Information about other funding available can be found on the British Council website
EU students whose course started in academic year 2020/21 or before, or with pre-settled or settled status can apply for help from the University’s Access to Learning Fund. A notional student income will be assumed in the assessment process for those EU students not entitled to Home funding from Student Finance England. Applicants must demonstrate that they have made realistic provision to pay their tuition fees and living costs.
There are Educational Trust Funds and Grant Giving Charities that may help students from outside the UK. See the Trust Funds page on this website for more information.
EEA Migrant Workers
EU students granted Migrant Worker Status are treated as Home Students by Student Finance England so are eligible for the same student finance as students from the UK. As a general rule Migrant Worker Status students must be able to demonstrate to Student Finance England that they are in employment.
Students should note that they will lose this status if they stop work, other than for reasons of redundancy and Student Finance England will check that students are still in continuous employment before each of the three dates a year that student finance is paid. Migrant worker status can be regained if work resumes. Where work undertaken before university is related to the course then it can be given up to start university without loss of Migrant Worker Status but students are advised to check details of status by contacting Student Finance England before making any changes to their employment.
Other information about funding your studies can be found on the British Council webpage and the UCAS webpage.
Financial Support for International (Non EU) Students
International students from outside the EU are NOT eligible for Tuition Fee Loans, Maintenance Loans, Maintenance Grants or the Access to Learning Fund, but should see the University's Scholarship options.
International (Non-EU) students are eligible to receive tuition fee scholarships of up to £3,000 based on academic merit for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses.
Scholarships are automatically awarded to applicants based on their previous achievement, and range from £1,000 to £3,000 a year. Essentially, the higher grades achieved in your previous study, the higher the value of scholarship for which you will be eligible.
Other scholarships are also available, up to a maximum of £3,000 in total, as well as an Early Payment discount (for International Non-EU Students) of £500 if fees are paid in full prior to 30 September. Please see the University's International Students webpage for a full overview of all of the International scholarships available.
Other Funding Available to International Students
Information about other funding available can be found on the British Council website.
There are also Educational Trust Funds and Grant Giving Charities that may help students from outside the UK. See the Trust Funds page on this website for more information.
To obtain a student visa you will need to prove that you will be able to support yourself financially during the period of your studies in the UK.
Useful websites about finance for international students are:
Payment of Fees for International Students
If you are an International student or Non-EU student at least half of your tuition fees must be paid in full before you arrive at the University of Worcester (UW). An early payment discount of £500 applies if fees are paid in full prior to the 30th September for Semester 1 starters and prior to 31st of January for Semester 2 starters.
Additional Information for International and EU Students
You will be expected to pay £300 deposit before you arrive. This will be returned to you at the end of your stay providing no damage has occurred. You will receive an invoice for accommodation fees on arrival.
If you have chosen university managed accommodation, you will be asked to sign a binding contract for a set number of weeks. If you leave your accommodation you will be asked to pay your accommodation fees in full for the contracted weeks unless you can find another student who wants to take your room. You must not swap your room with another student without informing the Accommodation Office first.
If you are going to be in the UK for more than six months you should normally be allowed to open a free UK bank account. This is an account which allows you to put money in and take it out using a Debit Card. It will not normally allow you to have a Credit Card or an overdraft.
You can choose which bank to use but look carefully at what they offer. Some banks will offer a more flexible account or a ‘student account’ but there may be a monthly charge for this account. They may offer you ‘free gifts’ but consider carefully the value of the gift in relation to the charge. The Post Office and some Building Societies also offer basic bank accounts. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted in the UK and may be used instead of opening a bank account.
To open a bank account in the UK you will need your passport (or national ID card if from an EU country) and a Student Status letter downloaded from your SOLE page.
Part-time work for International and EU Students
If you are an EU student with settled or pre-settled status, or you started your course in academic year 2020/21 or earlier, you are eligible to work in the UK without restrictions. If you are an EU student who entered the UK after January 2021 with a Student Visa, please read the paragraph below for International students.
If you are entering the UK on a Student visa, you may be eligible to obtain work for a limited number of hours per week while studying a full-time course, usually 20 a week during semester time and full time in the holidays. The number of hours you are permitted to work during term time will be confirmed on your BRP, eVisa documentation or vignette in your passport. You may not work if your visa or passport-stamp states: ‘No Work’ or ‘Employment Prohibited’ etc unless it also contains the words ‘consent of the Secretary of State’.
Contact the University’s International Student Advisers at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any student visa queries.
Students on a short term student visa, whether applied for before entry to the UK or received upon arrival in the UK, are not allowed to work. Information about working in the UK can also be found on the UKCISA webpages.
National Insurance (NI) number for International and EU Students
If you are able to work you will need an NI number. You should telephone 0800 141 2075 to arrange allocation of an NI number. You may be allocated a temporary number while your job application is being processed. To obtain an NI number you will need proof of ID (e.g. passport, birth certificate, student ID) and details of the job offer.