South Devon College

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Funding and Fees


Studying for a university degree doesn't have to be a daunting financial proposition. Our degrees are affordable but still offer first-class facilities and teaching, enabling you to gain a prestigious degree and save money at the same time.

Tuition Fees

You will never be expected to pay for your tuition immediately. Instead, your tuition is covered by a fee loan, which is paid directly to the College on your behalf by Student Finance England.

Our tuition fees for full-time students starting in September 2017 are:

  • BA and BSc (Hons) - £7710 (per year)
  • Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) - £7710 (per year)
  • Higher National Certificate (HNC)- £7710 (per year)

The tuition fees for part-time courses commencing in September 2017 are £1285 per 20 credits.

Please note there are different fees for international students; email for more information.

Financial Support

Funding is available to help you with living costs during your studies via Student Finance England. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply


You will not repay your student finance loans until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. If you are earning less than this you will not need to pay anything. Repayments begin in the April after you graduate, but only if you meet the financial criteria. Further information is available here.


At South Devon College we are committed to supporting our university students with a number of bursary packages, which you will receive if you meet particular criteria, and does not need to be repaid. Bursaries are awarded in addition to any funding received from Student Finance England. 

South Devon College Bursary
The South Devon College bursary entitles you to a £800 bursary package which includes a £200 bursary that all full-time, first year university students are awarded. To be eligible for this package, you must have studied at South Devon College within the last 3 academic years. This can be any course, whether it's Access to Higher Education, A Levels or a diploma qualification. 

Devon Development Bursary
The Devon Development Bursary entitles you to a £600 bursary package which includes a £200 bursary that all full-time, first year university students are awarded. To be eligible for this package, you must currently be progressing to university at South Devon College from a sixth form within Devon.

How do I apply for these 2 bursaries?
To receive these bursaries, you will need to:

  • Apply to study your degree at South Devon College via UCAS 
  • Accept South Devon College as your firm offer to start in September 2017
  • Submit a bursary application by the start of the academic year