Fees 2020/21

Making university affordable is an important factor when choosing where to study.

University Centre Peterborough offer lower tuition fees compared with other universities and provide bursaries for undergraduate students.

Tuition Fees

The following tuition fees are for all undergraduate UK and EU students starting in 2020/21 at University Centre Peterborough. 


The tuition fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students starting in 2020/21 will be £8,000 per year.

Fees for part-time study are pro-rata depending on the number of credits you are studying (i.e. 90 credits per year will be 75% of the tuition fee).


The tuition fees for UK and EU students starting in 2020/21 will be:

  • HNC/HND full-time: £6,000 per year
  • HNC part-time (2 years): £3,000 per year
  • HND part-time (3 years): £4,000 per year

Please note that if you fail a unit, you may incur re-sit costs. All tuition fees may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.


EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate course at University Centre Peterborough in the 2020/21 academic year may be entitled to tuition fee and maintenance loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU. We advise EU students check www.gov.uk for latest information or you can speak to our Student Support team for guidance.


There may be additional costs for the course which are not covered by your tuition fee.

Bursary Schemes

The following bursary schemes are available to all undergraduate UK and EU students starting in 2020/21 at University Centre Peterborough.  These bursaries are not available to HNC/HND students.


If you are from a low income household (under £25,000 per year) and studying a full-time undergraduate course you will receive a £500 cash bursary after the end of the first semester for each academic year. This means you could be entitled to up to an additional £1,500 over the duration of a three year degree.

Part-time undergraduate students will receive a pro rata payment depending on the number of credits you are studying.

The low income bursary does not need to be repaid after graduating and is not added to your student loan.

You must be in receipt of tuition fee funding from Student Finance to be entitled to the Low Income Bursary.


You can receive up to a £1,000 tax-free bursary by becoming a Student Ambassador or Student Research Ambassador for University Centre Peterborough.

The benefits of becoming an Ambassador is that it will increase employability when you graduate, develop personal and presentation skills and you will inspire prospective students to go to university.

Student Finance

For more information about tuition fee and maintenance loans including how much you may be entitled to, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance. On this website you can easily check what you are entitled to without starting an application.

IMPORTANT - If you are applying for Student Finance for a degree starting in September 2020, please refer back this page at the end of February for details. This will ensure you are applying for student finance for the correct course and will not delay your application or you receiving your tuition fee of maintenance fee loans.


You can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees. Tuition fees are not means-tested so your household income does not affect your entitlement and you will be entitled to the full amount. Student Finance England will pay the fees directly to University Centre Peterborough and you do not need to pay any fees upfront.


Full-time and part-time students can apply for a maintenance loan to help with living costs such as accommodation, food, bills, transport, study resources and books. Student Finance England will pay the maintenance loan directly into your bank account over three instalments.

The amount of maintenance loan you are entitled to will depend on your personal circumstances, including your household income, what year of study you are in, and whether you are living at home or away from home. These levels are determined by government and not set by UCP.


In addition to a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan, you may also be eligible for one of the following sources of financial help:

  • Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
  • Parents’ Learning Allowance
  • Adult Dependants’ Grant
  • Childcare Grant

Our Student Support team can help advise you on an individual basis so you receive what you are entitled to.

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