As a student on this course, you should factor some additional costs into your budget, alongside your tuition fees and living expenses.
Due to our commitment to sustainability, we don’t print lecture notes but these are available digitally. You will be given £5 worth of printer credits a year. You are welcome to buy more credits if you need them. It costs 4p to print one black and white page.
You will be able to access all of the books you’ll need through our libraries, but you may wish to purchase your own copies of the books you use often. If you do, most books cost around £20-£50.
If your subject stream requires you to work in the laboratory (eg Biology and Chemistry), your tuition fees will cover the cost of a protective lab coat and safety goggles. If you lose these, you are responsible for the cost of replacing them (around £25).
While the calculator you used for your former study is usually sufficient some students will choose to purchase a new calculator which will cost around £10.
Students may want to purchase a Molecular Model Kit to help with visualising molecules in Chemistry, these cost £20.
Depending on which pathway you choose there are optional field modules in Earth Science and Ecosystems and Environment which may incur a cost. These range from £30-50 for UK-based day trips to as much as £350 for overseas residential trips. A full list of approximate expected prices for is available at the start of each year.
Students will be responsible for the cost of hire of their gown for graduation (around £50) and may need to pay for additional guest tickets.
There may be costs issued by the university for replacement student ID cards, additional transcripts or certification letters, reassessments and library fines.
Scholarships and bursaries
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 Undergraduate Excellence Awards for high-achieving international and EU scholars from countries around the world, who can put their Nottingham degree to great use in their careers. This includes our European Union Undergraduate Excellence Award for EU students and our UK International Undergraduate Excellence Award for international students based in the UK.
These scholarships cover a contribution towards tuition fees in the first year of your course. Candidates must apply for an undergraduate degree course and receive an offer before applying for scholarships. Check the links above for full scholarship details, application deadlines and how to apply.