Fees and funding for undergraduate students who already hold a HE qualification
Do you already hold an undergraduate HE (Higher Education) qualification? Are you intending to start an undergraduate programme in 2014 that leads to an equivalent or lower qualification (ELQ) than the one you already hold?
ELQ fee information
If you are classed as a UK or EU student and already hold a HE qualification, you will be charged the same fee as UK or EU students without HE qualifications.
For example, if you already have an honours degree, you will be charged £9,000 fees for your new programme, but you will not be eligible for any funding for fees and living costs (see course exceptions below).
Returning UK and EU ELQ students covered by the old funding arrangements in place prior to September 2012 will pay £6,300 in 2014/15.
For more information, read through the Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ) FAQs.
Courses exempt from ELQ funding regulations
Students taking courses in architecture, social work and undergraduate Initial Teacher Training (ITT) may be eligible for partial funding, even if they already hold an equivalent or higher level qualification. However, students will not be entitled to a fee loan. Students taking a NHS funded healthcare course are eligible for full funding.