Fees and funding

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Once you've decided on your degree, you’ll need to consider the costs.

The two main areas to consider are your study costs (including tuition fees) and living costs.


Your study costs

Your main cost will be tuition fees. These vary depending on what you're studying. You can find the cost of tuition on our course pages.


Your tuition fees cover:

  • The cost of your degree at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision, and examinations
  • Your graduation ceremony
  • The facilities and on-site equipment you need to complete your studies, such as computer rooms, access to laptops, the Library and laboratories
  • Access to resources including electronic journals, alternative guide to funding, and thousands of hours of educational videos on LinkedIn Learning
  • University support services including academic, financial, careers and wellbeing support and personal tutors
  • Membership of the Students' Union (giving you the right to vote in elections, join clubs and societies, and get free independent advice)
  • Access to software such as Microsoft Office, SPSS and Adobe Creative Suite (this includes Photoshop, InDesign, and Adobe Premiere Pro)


Additional study costs

You'll also need to consider some costs to studying, that won't be included in your tuition fees. This could be something like books, specialist equipment and optional field trips. To find out more about what these costs could look like, you'll need to go to your course:


Living costs

As well as study costs, you'll also need enough money to support yourself while you’re studying. Most UK students use a maintenance loan backed by the Government to help cover living costs.

Waltham Forest, and the whole city of London, has a huge number of student accommodation options all within easy reach of our campus. Plus, with London’s extensive transport network, you’re never too far away from the excitement. You could choose to stay in private student accommodation (where bills are included) or opt to rent with a landlord.


Approximate weekly costs

We've outlined some of the costs that you’ll need to think about, depending on your choice of accommodation.

Item Cost (approx per week)


£199 – £299

Bills for private accommodation (gas/electricity/water/internet)

£25 – £60


£40 – £60


£20 – £40


£10 – £20

TV licence


Contents insurance

£2 – £5

Social costs

£40 – £100

Total per week

£339 – £587

Total per academic year (40 weeks)

£13,560 – £23,480

You might need to pay some of these costs, like a deposit to secure your student accommodation, before your maintenance loan comes through. Make sure you've got enough cash to see you through your first few weeks of university.


Scholarships and bursaries

Studying is an investment in you - but that doesn't mean it's easy. It takes time, commitment, and financing. We understand that.

We will have a range of financial support available for students at our London campus. We'll update this page with new opportunities as they become available.

Plus you can go to our main website to see what help you can access across the University of Portsmouth.


Degree apprenticeships

Designed around employer needs, our degree apprenticeships introduce knowledge and skills to apply straight away at work. Employers benefit from highly motivated employees, who will gain their degree on day release.

We'll share opportunities on this page as they become available. Keep checking for the latest updates.

If you'd like to discuss working with us to offer a degree apprenticeship, please email our team at london@port.ac.uk.


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