Fees and cost of living

The tuition fees and cost of living at Ulster University


Tuition Fee

2022/23 tuition fee:  £15,360*

Please note, this is the cost before the £2,000 tuition fee scholarship has been applied.

You do not have to apply separately for this scholarship.  It is automatically awarded if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Accommodation Fee

As an International Foundation student you can opt for university accommodation at Jordanstown campus or in 123 York St in the heart of Belfast city centre.

Application Date Accommodation Cost No of Weeks Total Cost

Apply before 31 July 2022 £69 per week 40 £2,760

Apply after 31 Jul 2022 £119* per week 40 £4,760

*Please note, this is the cost before the £2,000 accommodation discount has been applied.

You do not have to apply separately for the accommodation discount.  It is automatically awarded if you apply and pay your deposit before 14 August 2022.

For further details see the eligibility criteria.

Cost of Living

As an International Foundation Programme student, your average weekly living costs will look something like this:

Cost of living

Expenditure (per week)

£GBP

Accommodation £83 (starting from)
Food £45
Utilities (gas, electricity, water etc) included in accommodation
General expenses (socialising etc.) £35
Travel £5 (depending on campus)
Total weekly living cost £168

Not only was Belfast voted the Number One region to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet, Northern Ireland is the most affordable region for international students in the UK to live, work and study with the lowest student cost of living in the UK. (Which? University, 2018).

Belfast and the Causeway Coast, NI.  Listed as a Top 10 region in Best in Travel 2018