International (and EEA) tuition fees
If you are ordinarily resident in a country outside the EU/UK you will normally be eligible for the following international annual academic tuition fees for entry in 2016 (the OANDA currency converter is approved by the UKVI – try it here):
|Level 3 Diplomas||£7800|
|FdSc Foundation Degrees||£9800|
|FdSc Veterinary Nursing Science||£7500|
|BSc(Hons) undergraduate degrees||£9800|
|BSc(Hons) top-up degrees||£9800|
|MSc postgraduate degrees||£9200|
EU tuition fees
If you are ordinarily resident in a member state of the European Union other than the UK you will normally be eligible for the following UK annual academic tuition fees for entry in 2016:
|FdSc Foundation Degrees||£8600|
|FdSc Veterinary Nursing Science||£6600|
|BSc(Hons) undergraduate degrees||£8600|
|BSc(Hons) top-up degrees||£8600|
|MSc postgraduate degrees||£6200|
As an EU national, or a family member of an EU national, you can generally apply for financial help to cover the cost of tuition fees for FdSc foundation degrees and BSc(Hons) undergraduate degrees at Sparsholt College, if you have been living within the EEA and Switzerland for the three years immediately before the start of your course. This applies where the main reason for your being in the EEA and Switzerland was not to receive full-time education. Full details can be found on the GOV.UK website.
EU students are normally not required to pay tuition or examination fees for UK government-funded Level 3 Diploma courses if they have not reached their 19th birthday on 1st September of the year in which their course begins.
International tuition fees for 2017/18
Undergraduate courses £TBC
FdSc Veterinary Nursing £TBC
MSc courses £TBC
Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) student visa should note the UKVI visa application fee, and the tuition fees deposit required by the College as part of the CAS issuance process. The current (June 2015) UKVI fee for a Tier 4 (General) student visa is £322. The international tuition fees deposit levied by the College is currently (June 2015) £2000.
Additional course-related costs (2015 entry)
Our courses have additional costs associated with clothing, equipment, study visits, and work experience, etc.
In addition to normal printing charges that apply for the production of assignment artefacts (essays and reports) students will need to pay for posters that are produced as part of their coursework. It is anticipated that a student, on average, will need to print 3 posters over the length of their course. The average in-College cost of poster printing is £10.00 – paid directly to College Reprographics or alternative supplier.
All BSc(Hons) courses
Dissertation printing and binding (2 copies): £25 – £30 depending on length. Students can use independent companies if desired – paid directly to College Reprographics or alternative supplier.
FdSc Veterinary Nursing Science compulsory requirements
RCVS enrolment fee, £169 (June 2015), to be paid at first year enrolment
At least one Student Veterinary Nurse uniform, to be bought at the start of the course. This can be done directly with our official supplier, Creative Images.
Personal Protective Equipment for practical sessions in the Animal Management Centre.
RCVS registration fee, £112 (June 2015), to be paid on successful completion of the course.
FdSc Veterinary Nursing Science optionals
Trips, £6 for minibus and entrance fee if relevant. All assignments linked to trips can also be undertaken in College. Approximately £20 per year.
FdSc and BSc(Hons) Animal Management course compulsory requirements
Personal Protective Equipment for use in the Animal Management Centre and in laboratories – polo shirt, overalls and boots, £60 from Creative Images, to be purchased at the start of the course.
Dark work trousers £17.60; white lab coat £14.30 from Creative Images, to be purchased at the start of the course.
FdSc and BSc(Hons) Animal Management course optionals
All trips are curriculum-linked and many have assessment artefacts associated with them. All assessments can be completed at the Animal Management Centre if you decide not to attend the trip. The following indicative costings are based on 2014/2015 trips and subject to change.
Year 1: Natural History Museum (London) £15
Year 2: ZSL London Zoo £20, Oxford Natural History Museum £15, Marwell Wildlife £15.
Year 3: Tring Natural History Museum (Hertfordshire) £15, Porton Down (nr Salisbury) £10, ZSL Library £12.
Other trips (for example farm visits, site visits to New Forest, and others) may be organised on an ad hoc basis, but again, attendance is optional for students that do not wish to pay.
FdSc and BSc(Hons) Aquaculture, Fishery, and Marine Ecology course compulsory requirements
Personal Protective Equipment: steel to-capped wellington boots (“wellies”)
Lab coat (second-hand is fine, and widely available); chest waders; wellington boots(“wellies”) £25+, heavy-duty work gloves £10, waterproofs, walking boots.
Residential study tours: Year 1 £50, Year 2 £180, Year 3 £130.
FdSc and BSc(Hons) Aquaculture, Fishery, and Marine Ecology course optionals
Neoprene gloves. Open water scuba diving qualification (PADI), about £350
The cost of living
We are in the process of compiling a price list for a sample basket of student-related groceries as they are currently available in Winchester. This will be posted soon and updated regularly.
You can also check online prices of food and beverages by visiting local supermarket websites (Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose); and pricing for a wide variety of goods on sites such as Amazon, Ikea and John Lewis.
There is also a very interesting website – NUMBEO – hosting a very wide range of indices that are based on users uploading information on local pricing of goods and services, just as Wikipedia is based on user input of information. This live site covers a very wide range of countries.