Fees, finance and scholarships

Fees, finance and scholarships

Pursuing a degree qualification is a significant financial commitment. NUA offers a range of scholarships for international students, as well as different accommodation options to help you make the most of your time as a student in a new, exciting community.

2020 international tuition fees

Citizen status



International (non-EU)

Four year degree


International (non-EU)

Undergraduate degree (full-time)


International (non-EU)

Postgraduate degree (full-time)


International (non-EU)

Research degree (full-time)


International scholarships

1 x International Undergraduate Scholarship Global candidates £3,500
2 x International Undergraduate Scholarships Global candidates £2,000
2 x Asia Undergraduate Scholarships Asia region specific £2,000
1 x North America Undergraduate Scholarship North America region specific £2,000
1 x Singapore Undergraduate Scholarship Country specific £1,500
1 x International Postgraduate Scholarship Global candidates £2,000

Scholarships are merit-based awards. They are only available for new overseas entrants starting in September 2020. To apply candidates must have received an offer by the following deadlines:

Undergraduate scholarships: 3 April 2020

Singapore scholarship: 10 June 2020

Postgraduate scholarship: 10 June 2020

Full scholarship terms and conditions will be sent to international offer-holders. 

Living costs – 2020/21

Norwich has been ranked by the Times Higher Education (2018) as the second most affordable student city in the UK. Your living costs while studying at university will depend on your spending habits. For example, you will spend more money if eating out and ordering takeaways, than you will cooking at home with your housemates.

Students are encouraged to find work experience and internship opportunities whilst studying. International students are allowed to work a limited number of hours per week on a Tier 4 student visa (full time during university holidays). The Ideas Factory at NUA will help you look for jobs, produce your CV and secure your National Insurance number. Advice will be provided during the International Arrivals Lounge when you first arrive at NUA that we highly recommend attending if you wish to take on a part-time job.

It is important to stay on top of your finances, and stick to a budget to ensure you don’t overspend. Below you can find the typical outgoings that you will have as a student, and a detailed cost breakdown can be found by checking the Which Student Calculator.

Your budget should consider the following monthly spending:

 Expenditure   Total
Accommodation (based on NUA accommodation)   £396-£600
Course materials   up to £82 
Phone bill   £15-£30
Local travel   £30-£50
Food/clothes/entertainment   up to £328

Useful links:

Complete University Guide Money Managing Tips

British Council

Which Student Calculator

Paying the right fees

If you believe you are eligible for home fee status, check guidance issued on the UKCISA website. If you find you do meet the criteria, please email international@nua.ac.uk.

You should resolve this issue as soon as possible as it may impact the deadline for your application.

Accommodation and living costs

The Cost of Attendance is a calculation of the annual cost of tuition fees, course materials, room and board, travel and other factors. This is an estimation of the maximum amount that you’ll need to study in Norwich.

Students can choose to live in NUA student accommodation or the private sector for their first year. NUA offers single bedrooms in All Saints Green and Beechcroft.

The all-inclusive cost of student accommodation is between £99 – £176. There is abundant private housing available from £75 per week.

US Federal Aid

United States citizens or permanent residents can apply for funds through the U.S. Federal Student Loan Scheme to study at NUA.

Contact our International Office

We are pleased to work with you to discuss your questions at any stage of the application process.