Fees and funding

We know that money can be a worrying topic for most students. We aim to help by setting out clearly and simply what you need to pay for and what support is available to you.

Tuition fees

The level of fee will depend upon whether you're classed as a UK, Overseas or Islands student – this will be confirmed if you are offered a place at UCL.

UCL's annual tuition fee covers all elements of your tuition (except any field courses you might have to take), registration and examinations.

However, optional courses taken elsewhere in the University of London may attract an additional fee.

Fees for accommodation are charged separately.

Dual degree programmes

We offer several 'Dual Degree' programmes where students spend half of their degree studying at UCL and the other half at a university overseas (these are distinct from Year Abroad or International programmes).

In these cases, fees are payable to UCL for the time spent studying at UCL, and to the other host university for the time spent there. 

UK student fees

UCL's undergraduate fees are currently set at £9,250 for UK students for the first year of study. Fees for UK undergraduates have been frozen at £9,250 for 2024–25, but may be subject to increase for the year commencing 2025 and for each year of study thereafter.

UCL reserves the right to increase its fees in line with government policy (including on an annual basis for each year of study during a programme).

Tuition fees for overseas (international) students

For Overseas undergraduate students only, UCL implemented fixed fees from the academic year 2018 onwards.

The overseas fee values published below, unless otherwise indicated in the programme Notes, are the fees that will be charged to 2024–25 entrants for each year of study on the programme.

For example, if you're starting the BSc Physics in 2024–25, you'll pay £37,500 in 2024–25, and £37,500 in 2025–26 and £37,500 in 2026–27.

Entrants in 2025–26 or later (including deferred students) will pay higher fees, which will be published in August 2024.

Programmes with additional costs

Students on certain degree programmes will incur some additional costs not covered by their tuition fee; for example, for specialist equipment, artists' materials, books or costs related to carrying out fieldwork.

Students on Architecture or Fine Art programmes will need to purchase different materials depending on the nature of their work; students on Earth Sciences or Archaeology programmes will need to buy some specialist tools and may need weather-proof gear.

For students on programmes with an element of fieldwork, there may also be extra costs for travel or a contribution to the department to cover costs.

If possible additional costs concern you, please do not hesitate to contact the department in which you are interested for more details.

Funding for students on undergraduate courses

There are a number of scholarships available to undergraduate students.

You can use the scholarships finder to search for awards that you might be eligible for. Your academic department may also be able to provide you with more information about funding.

Living expenses

"Average living costs" can be difficult to predict, as every student will have different priorities and lifestyle choices.

However, for a rough idea, there are some estimations below for an undergraduate in UCL halls and any student renting privately in London.