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Tuition fees Tuition fees for students from Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and EU countries (excluding Great Britain) are just £3,685 per year for full-time undergraduate courses, integrated masters and equivalent (2014 entry). Tuition fees for a Many families choose to placement year or study abroad financially support their family year are £1,835. Fees do not have member but it is important to to be paid up-front – a tuition remember that lack of finance fees loan can be taken out and should not be a barrier to repayment deferred until after university. Loans for tuition fees graduation and earning a salary and living costs are taken by most over a certain income (currently students. Part-time employment £16,910 per annum). helps to supplement loans and is a good way for students to gain valuable work experience. It is difficult to put an exact figure on going to university as everyone’s expenditure will be different depending on where and what they study, whether they live at home, in halls of residence or private accommodation, their travel arrangements and lifestyle.

Northern Ireland students can also apply for maintenance loans, Government grants and university bursaries. See the ‘Applying’ section of our website for more details. Also see www.studentfinanceni.co.uk Republic of Ireland students can transfer their maintenance awards to Northern Ireland. Find out more about student finance for ROI students at www.studentfinance.ie

Tuition fees for students from England, Scotland and Wales are just £6,000 per year for full-time undergraduate courses, integrated masters and equivalent (2014 entry). Fees do not have to be paid up front – a tuition fees loan can be taken out and repayment deferred until after graduation and earning a salary over a certain income.

Funding arrangements for students from England, Scotland and Wales may vary. To find out more, please visit the relevant funding body website: Student Finance England www.direct.gov.uk Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) www.saas.gov.uk Student Finance Wales www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

Part-time Study Studying part-time gives the flexibility to learn at a slower pace and typically costs less than the equivalent full-time course. For more information on part-time fees see www.ulster.ac.uk/ptfees

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