Tuition Fee Terms and Conditions
We want to help you make an informed decision about your degree course. Here you will find details of how our tuition fees are set, the calculations used to make annual fee increases, and when tuition fees are due to be paid.
Annual Tuition Fees
Tuition fees are charged annually and may be subject to annual increase. The University of Portsmouth sets and changes annual tuition fees. These may increase annually.
How are tuition fees calculated?
Full-time fees are set using an annual rate. Part-time courses charge credit fees based on the standard study intensity of the course pro-rata to 100% of the full-time equivalent fee. Tuition fees are either set by external or internal authorities as follows:
UK and EU undergraduate students
The Department for Education sets the maximum tuition fee chargeable to full-time and part-time UK and EU undergraduate students. The UoP applies the same fee rates to full-time and part-time Channel Islands and Isle of Man undergraduate students. These fees will increase annually subject to setting by the central government.
UK and EU Postgraduate taught courses
Postgraduate taught full-time and part-time students’ fees are set internally. UK, EU, Channel Islands and Isle of Man fees are subject to annual increases. Increases for continuing students’ fees are based on the most current ‘RPI-X percentage change over 12 months’ rate available when setting the fees.
UK and EU Postgraduate Research
The Research Councils UK sets the maximum studentship fee for full-time UK and EU postgraduate research students. The University applies the same fee to full-time Channel Islands and Isle of Man postgraduate research students. These fees increase annually in line with the GDP deflator.
Postgraduate Research part-time students’ fees are set internally. UK, EU, Channel Islands and Isle of Man fees are subject to annual increases. Increases for continuing students’ fees are based on the most current ‘RPI-X percentage change over 12 months’ rate available when setting the fees.
Undergraduate and postgraduate, full-time and part-time International students’ fees are set internally. The tuition fee is subject to annual increase. Increases for future years will be around 5%.
Distance learning courses charge a ‘global’ fee. This means one fee is set and does not vary according to students’ fee status, i.e. UK, EU, International, Channel Islands and Isle of Man fees. These fees are subject to annual increases. Increases for continuing students’ fees are based on the most current ‘RPI-X percentage change over 12 month’ rate available when setting the fees.
When are tuition fees charged?
Tuition fees are charged after you have registered/re-registered onto your course and the course start date has been reached. Registration is an annual requirement. Tuition fees are required to be paid or settled prior to the course start date, or on the due date of the tuition fee invoice. Tuition fees are ‘paid’ when the annual amount is paid in full. Tuition fees are ‘settled’ when the Student Loans Company confirm the award, or a Sponsor agrees to pay the fee by submitting a sponsor form (RE2), or when you set up a Direct Debit or recurring card payment mandate to pay your fees. If you are unable to pay fees, this may result in withdrawal of services. For more details view our Tuition Fees Policy.
Full-time undergraduate courses may charge additional costs for items such as field trips and materials. Download the document below for details. Similarly, full-time postgraduate taught courses may charge additional costs and postgraduate research courses may charge bench fees for equipment etc. Charges for bench fees may be incorporated into the tuition fee invoice raised.
Are there any additional payments for International students?
If you are an International undergraduate or postgraduate student you may be required to pay a £2,000 deposit to obtain your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies. Some exemptions do apply, for more details visit International Fees and Funding.
Fees can be found directly on our course pages
Fees can be found at How much are the fees for my course?
New International students:
Full-time fees for the next three years can be found at International fees and funding
Tuition fee policy documents:
Can be found at ‘Where can I find tuition fee policies and procedures?
Who can I contact if I have any queries about tuition fees and costs?
If you have any questions about tuition fees or costs please get in touch and we will be happy to advise.
Student Administration Division: firstname.lastname@example.org or 023 9284 5259