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Tuition fees

If you are studying for your first undergraduate degree, please carefully read this overview of our fee structure.

Tuition fees are payable to Cardiff University for each year of your course (including repeat years). For an approximate total cost, therefore, fees should be multiplied by the number of years of study.

Tuition fees for 2020 entry

Fee information for UK, EU and international students for 2020/21.

Tuition fees for 2019 entry

Fee information for UK, EU and international students for 2019/20.

Tuition fees for 2018 entry

Fee information for UK, EU and international students for 2018/19.

Funding is available towards the cost of tuition fees, depending on where you live before starting your course. Check our loans and grants pages for more information.

Under the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015, we are required to develop a fee and access plan each year, and invest a proportion of undergraduate fee income on fee and access plan activity.

Paying tuition fees

Your personal liability (total fee less any grants or sponsorship) can be paid either by taking out a tuition fees loan (UK and EU only) repayable on completion of your course, or by one of the payment options that we offer.

All Home/EU undergraduate fees are payable as follows:

  • first instalment 25%
  • second instalment 25%
  • third instalment 50%.

Asylum seeker fee waiver

We currently offer a tuition fee waiver for undergraduate asylum seekers who apply for admission to the University. Find out more about support for asylum seekers.