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2023/24 University fees for new entrants

Norwich University of the Arts will assess students’ tuition fee status using the guidance provided by the UK Council for International Student Affairs

Students from the UK or Ireland and EU students with ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-Settled’ status will be charged ‘Home’ fees if they meet the relevant residency requirements.  They will usually be eligible for a tuition fee loan from the UK government, meaning that they won’t have to pay Norwich University of the Arts’ tuition fees upfront.

Students who do not meet the necessary residency requirements will usually be charged ‘Overseas’ fees and will not be eligible for the UK government tuition fee loan. Since 2021/22, this includes new entrants from the EU, EEA, and Switzerland who do not have ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-Settled’ status, because the UK has now formally left the EU.

Fee statusCourseAnnual Fee (for 2023/24)
HomeUndergraduate degree (full-time three and four year degree)£9,250
HomePostgraduate degree (full-time)£9,250
HomePostgraduate degree (part-time, over 2 years)£5,780 per year
HomeMArch Architecture (full-time, over 2 years)£9,250 per year
HomeMArch Architecture (part-time, over 3 years)£6,167 per year
HomePostgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Arts, Design, Architecture and Media (part-time)£3,000
HomeResearch degree (full-time)£5,720
HomeResearch degree (Part-time, normally over 5-6 years)£2,860 per year
OverseasUndergraduate degree (full-time)£18,000 per year
OverseasPostgraduate degree (full-time)£18,000
OverseasMArch Architecture (full-time 2 years)£18,000 per year
OverseasResearch degree (full-time)£18,000 per year
AllShort courses (240 study hours on-demand, up to 1 year)£2,310

Inflation in subsequent years

The rules for inflation on fees in subsequent years depend on the type of fee status and level.

  • For Home undergraduate students starting in 2023, inflation may be applied to your fees in later years, if the UK government were to increase the fee cap beyond the current limit of £9,250 per year. If such an increase were to apply, we would confirm this in advance to you of each academic year, and we would limit the increase to the maximum allowed by the Office for Students.
  • For Overseas undergraduate students starting in 2023, inflation will be applied to your fees in later years. We will confirm this in advance to you of each academic year, and we will limit the increase to no more than the Office for Students’ recommended inflationary measure, which is RPI-X. RPI-X is calculated by the Office for Budget Responsibility. In setting fees for the following year, we will use the Office for Budget Responsibility’s RPI-X forecast for quarter 3 of the relevant year.

For Home and overseas postgraduate degree students starting in 2023, fees will remain the same for each year of your course.

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Financial support for UK students in 2023

Tuition fee loans and loans for living costs are usually available to UK and some EU students, as well as non-repayable Norwich University of the Arts bursaries based on family income. Find out more about applying for funding.

Postgraduate Masters Loan

For 2023, UK nationals and EU nationals who have ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-Settled’ status may be eligible for a government loan towards course fees or living costs. Both full and part-time Masters degree students can apply for the Masters loan. Find out more about postgraduate masters loans.

Postgraduate loans

Short Course Loans

For UK or EU settled students living in England, our short courses are eligible for Higher Education Short Course Loans.

Alumni, staff, and feeder staff discount

Home Norwich University of the Arts alumni are eligible for a £1,000 discount on Norwich University of the Arts postgraduate degree fees. For the purposes of this discount, alumni are those who have completed a course with us at undergraduate or postgraduate level, but excluding short courses.

All University staff and art teachers at high schools or sixth form colleges are eligible for a £1,000 discount on Norwich University of the Arts postgraduate degree fees. As long as this status applies at the time that they start the course, we will honour the discount for the duration of the course, even if the person subsequently leaves their employment.

Postgraduate Doctoral Loan of up to £27,892

The UK Government offers loans of up to £27,892 to contribute to the cost of doctoral study. Find out more about doctoral loans.

Tuition Fees Loan for undergraduate study

Tuition fees loans are available for most UK and some EU students.

  • Available to cover the full cost of your tuition
  • You don’t have to pay for your course upfront yourself
  • Only start paying back when you are earning over £27,295 per year

Maintenance Loan for undergraduate study – 2022/23

Student Maintenance Loans are available from Student Finance England for most UK and some EU students to help with living costs such as accommodation, food, clothes, travel and course expenses. The amount students receive is dependent on household income and any maintenance grant received.

  • A loan of up to £9,706 may be available if you live away from home.
  • A loan of up to £8,171 may be available if you live with your parents.

Different figures may apply if you are currently based in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Find out more.

Undergraduate interest rates

  • Interest on your loan will be applied at inflation (Retail Price Index – RPI) plus 3% while you are studying and up to the April after you leave university
  • From then, if you are earning below £27,295 interest will be applied at the rate of inflation
  • Once you are earning between £27,295 and £46,305 interest will be applied between RPI and RPI plus 3% on a scale depending on income
  • For graduates earning over £46,306 interest will be applied at RPI plus 3%.

What the university provides for your University fees


  • Welcome Week course activities
  • Teaching and technical instruction
  • Access to, and use of relevant workshops and equipment
  • Access to, and use of relevant equipment in studios, including computers
  • Materials used as part of timetabled workshop inductions
  • Access to, and use of recycled materials within workshop areas
  • Access to Academic Registry and Student Support
  • Access to Careers Advice
  • Access to professional business expertise and support through the Ideas Factory which develops participation in ‘live’ course projects with business
  • Access to the specialist Norwich University of the Arts Library and associated resources
  • Some local study visits
  • Exhibition opportunities
  • Access to East Gallery
  • Free entry to Norfolk Museums, Sainsbury Centre and arranged access to their collections and archives
  • Discounted entry and membership at Cinema City and a range of shops and venues around the City.

Not included:

  • Equipment for your personal or private use
  • Day-to-day items you may need as part of your personal, portable toolkit
  • Materials for producing your own work beyond inductions
  • Books for your personal or private use outside key course texts available in the Library
  • Study visits, unless specified.

How the University spends University fees

Teaching and workshops (Academic staff, technicians, equipment, course admin and materials) £3,641 (39%) Teaching buildings (Building running costs - maintenance, light, heat, power) £1,997 (22%) Registry & Professional services (Academic support, Quality assurance, Student records,Finance, HR, VC's office) £1,581 (17%) Library £200 (2%) Welfare & financial support for students (Student support services, Students Union, Counselling,Financial support grants, Emergency firm assistance etc) £756 (8%) Employability & Careers (Employability advice, internships etc) £392 (4%) Recruitment & school liaison £683 (8%)

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