Here you can find out about our fees, plus loans and other financial support that might be available to you.
ECS is happy to recognise and reward outstanding academic achievement. We are therefore offering scholarships of up to £1500 per year to students arriving with A* grades on the following basis:
1) First year students will receive £500 for each A* per year (up to a maximum of £1,500) based on the three A levels on which they were admitted, provided their grades in these three A levels are all A or A*. Hence students with A*AA will receive a scholarship worth £500, students with A*A*A will receive £1,000 and students with A*A*A* will receive £1,500.
2) You will continue to receive this scholarship in subsequent years provided your result for the previous year is in the top 10% of your cohort.
3) We pay you this scholarship in the first term of the academic year, once you have enrolled and started (or resumed) your studies.
4) In determining whether scholarships should continue, we will consider students studying Electrical, Electromechanical, or Electronic Engineering, or any variant thereof, as one cohort. We will consider students studying Computer Science, Information Technology, or Software Engineering as the other cohort.
5) Note that the A levels on which you were admitted will be your best three, including any compulsory named subjects and excluding any which we do not accept, as specified in your offer.
It is therefore possible for you to receive funding of £6,000 over the course of a four-year MEng programme.
Any continuing student in the top 10 per cent of their cohort, who is not receiving a scholarship, qualifies for a Zepler prize of £500.
Professor Eric Zepler was appointed as the first Head of Department back in 1947 and we like to remember his contribution to ECS by naming our scholarships and prizes after him.
Southampton is a member of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF). UKESF offers scholarships to students studying BEng and MEng degrees in electronics or electronic engineering. Scholarships are open to students in any year of their degree, except the final year.
Successful candidates are matched with sponsoring companies for scholarships that include:
The IET offers a range of scholarships of up to £3,000 per annum to students about to commence an IET accredited degree programme in the UK. These include the following ECS BEng and MEng courses:
More information about these scholarships can be found here.
Students studying Electrical or Electromechanical Engineering or Electronic Engineering with Power Systems are eligible for scholarship funding from the UK Power Academy. This provides:
In addition to the funding provided by ECS and the University, our students also have the opportunity to be sponsored by companies during their degree programmes.
ECS has a strong relationship with leading employers, providing its own ECS Careers Hub website to inform students of summer placement and graduate opportunities, as well as holding its own annual Careers Fair exclusively for our students. This is attended by high-tech, blue chip, and international companies, keen to employ our students for the knowledge and skills they have developed during their courses.
You will be able to choose between a bursary, partial fee waiver or a combination of both, depending on which best suits your individual needs. This choice will be available in each year of study for which you are eligible for support. If you don't make a choice, the default will be option A in the table below.
Partial Fee Waiver
In 2013/14, for students from households with an income of less than £25,000 per annum, the University will offer a student support package to the value of £3,000 for each year of study. In the first year this will include the contribution from the National Scholarship Programme.
The table below illustrates the options available.
Partial Fee Waiver
*Conditions of the National Scholarship Programme.
From year 2 onwards, you will have the additional option of taking the entire amount as a bursary.
For students with a household income of between £25,001 and £38,000, a sliding scale of student support will apply:
For income between £25,001 and £26,000, the student support package will be £2,800 per annum
This will reduce by £200 for each £1,000 increase in household income, ending with a student support package of £400 for household incomes between £37,001 and £38,000
Students with household income between £38,001 and £42,600 would receive a student support package of £200 per annum
Fee waivers are reassessed each academic year for all students paying the new fee.
Note that all fee waivers, including the National Scholarship Programme, are only given if students apply through Student Finance England and give consent to share their information.
You will not have to pay your fees upfront. If you live in England*, you can get a loan to cover your tuition fees. You will only start repaying this once you are earning over £21,000 per year.
The standard annual fee for UK/EU students commencing full time undergraduate degrees (including Foundation Year courses) in 2013-14 will remain at £9,000.
With our generous package of fee relief or bursary support, the average fee charged per student will be £8,110. The tuition fee will cover compulsory course costs, such as field trips and laboratory clothing.
The tuition fees on this page apply to students from the UK and European Union. If you live outside of these areas, you will be charged international tuition fees. If you are not sure which fees you should be paying, you should check your fees status.
The standard £9,000 fee will apply to all courses including our foundation year courses, all years of study on Bachelor of Medicine courses (based on the arrangements for 2012/13 Years 5 and 6 will be covered by a bursary from the NHS) and our four year integrated masters courses.
For students studying on courses that require a compulsory ‘year abroad' we will charge a reduced fee of £3,000 for the year abroad. Students will be eligible for a fee waiver in proportion to their fee if they meet the criteria for the fee waiver.
Your tuition fees will usually cover compulsory course costs, such as field trips and laboratory clothing**.
We'll offer a £300 annual credit to all home/EU undergraduate students enrolling for the first time in 2013 and paying standard fees whether in full or with a fee waiver. This can be spent on sports, the arts, public transport and a host of other services.
At 13.9 to 1, our student-staff ratio is already exceptional. We're investing heavily to improve this further - making sure you get maximum contact time with top quality academic staff.
Real-world skills and excellent career prospects are at the core of every Southampton degree. We're enhancing our careers activities with a particular focus on work placements
* If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you will receive financial support for university from the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government or the Northern Ireland Executive (as appropriate). If you live in the EU and meet certain eligibility criteria, you can get a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees.
** A contribution may be necessary towards certain elements - please check with your programme coordinator.
If you have a sponsor who will be paying all or part of your tuition fees, you will need to complete a fees sponsorship form to notify the Student Fees Office
For more information on fees, contact:
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