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Tuition Fees in Northern Ireland

Find out more about the tuition fees applicable to different study levels and programmes in Northern Ireland. Compare them with the tuition fees for international students and the rest of the UK.

Oct 2, 2020
Tuition Fees in Northern Ireland

EU students are required to pay the same fees as (local) Northern Irish students. Tuition fees are capped at £4,160 per year with 76% of institutions charging the full amount. 

International students (non-EU/EEA nationals) pay the same international fees across the whole UK. These fees are higher than those for local and EU students. 

In general, an undergraduate degree in the humanities or social sciences can range from £10,000 to £17,000, a science or engineering degree from £10,000 to £20,000, and clinical degrees up to £38,000. 

Fees can fluctuate to even higher levels, and tuition fees for graduate and postgraduate degrees also vary, depending on your institution and program of study. 

While UK tuition costs are higher than elsewhere in the world, remember that undergraduate programmes generally last three years (instead of four) and most master’s programs last one year (instead of two).

Learn more about studying in Northern Ireland:

Northern Irish Language & Culture

Northern Ireland is a country with a rich heritage. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more! 

The Higher Education System in Northern Ireland

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Northern Ireland? A popular study abroad destinations given its history and its fascinating culture. Find out more about the education system in Northern Ireland!

Living Costs In Northern Ireland

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Northern Ireland.

Entry Requirements for UK Universities

Learn more about the United Kingdom's national application portal and how it applies in Northern Ireland. This section covers what you'll need to do when applying as an undergraduate and postgraduate.


Don't let international student tuition fees stop you from studying abroad in Northern Ireland. Find out more about some of the scholarships available to international students here! 

Student Visas for the UK

Do you need a visa to enter Northern Ireland to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizenship. Don't worry! We've gathered the information you'll need to make it happen.

Programs in Northern Ireland

Ready to browse higher education courses in Northern Ireland? Use our search engine to find and compare top programs in Northern Ireland today!

Photo of Queen Victoria at Belfast City Hall Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

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