As a student on this course, you should factor some additional costs into your budget, alongside your tuition fees and living expenses. You should be able to access most of the books you’ll need through our libraries, and the department covers the cost of basic design materials (e.g. free materials to cover model making) as well as the return travel and accommodation related to compulsory field trips.
If you choose to take the South Africa live build field trip, you will be expected to pay £1200 to cover travel and accommodation. There is also an ambition to raise approx. £1,000 per student through fundraising activities (e.g. cake sales, sponsored events).
As a first year undergraduate there are certain small pieces of equipment you will need on joining us. A list will be sent to you along with induction instructions but please allow around £150.
We have largely moved to digital presentations and submissions so printing costs will be minimal.
We do not require that you purchase your own device, we have found that many students do so. Depending upon your device preference, allow from £600 for the purchase and budget also for software where this is not available through free student licence agreements.
Please note that these figures are approximate and subject to change.
Scholarships and bursaries
The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of bursaries and scholarships. These funds can provide you with an additional source of non-repayable financial help. For up to date information regarding tuition fees, visit our fees and finance pages.
In addition to the above, students applying to the Faculty of Engineering may be eligible for faculty-specific or industry scholarships.
Over one third of our UK students receive our means-tested core bursary, worth up to £1,000 a year. Full details can be found on our financial support pages.
* A 'home' student is one who meets certain UK residence criteria. These are the same criteria as apply to eligibility for home funding from Student Finance.
We offer a range of international undergraduate scholarships for high-achieving international scholars who can put their Nottingham degree to great use in their careers.