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Additional Costs

Find out about other additional costs which may be involved while studying.

The following information should be used as a guide only; please be mindful that the cost of some items may rise throughout the duration of your study.  Arrangements apply for 2022/23 and 2023/24 entry.

For course specific costs please check course pages and your university offer letter.

Many students find that staying in University accommodation enhances their student experience, and Northumbria has a fantastic selection available for you. Visit our accommodation pages to investigate your options for living and studying in Newcastle.  All costs incurred are optional and students should select the most appropriate accommodation for their needs.

In order to access disability or dyslexia support, students may be required to provide evidence of their disability. This evidence is often provided by an external body (for example, by a medical specialist or GP) and these external bodies may charge for providing this evidence. Also, if a disabled student is eligible for DSA funding for computer equipment, depending on their funding body, the student may be required to make a contribution of £200 towards the cost of any computer equipment. For more information about how to access disability support, contact Student Life and Wellbeing.

Students, depending on their circumstances, may incur some charges for accessing healthcare or medication from the National Health Service. These include charges for prescriptions, charges for dental checks and treatment, and charges for other services, such as providing vaccinations or for certain types of medical evidence (for example, evidence to support a Personal Extenuating Circumstances/PEC claim at the University, if required). These charges are set and charged by NHS services, rather than by the University, and will be subject to change.

Certain applicants who apply for a UK visa will pay an Immigration Health Surchange. International students from particular countries may also be required to pay to have a tuberculosis (TB) test.

We also strongly recommend that all EU and international students take out their own insurance policy to cover costs which are not met by the National Health Service. It is your responsibility to ensure you pay for adequate insurance cover for the duration of your stay in the UK.

For more information about healthcare-related charges in the UK, you can speak to the Welfare, Immigration and Funding team based in Student Life and Well-being.

When you graduate you will be invited to attend your graduation ceremony.  Free tickets will be provided to the Graduate and two guests.  Congregation ceremonies also have associated costs.  To take part you will be required to hire a graduation gown and cap*  You may also wish to purchase a professional photograph or additional guest tickets. To give you an approximation of costs, for students graduating in 2022/23, the price of an additional guest ticket was £15.00.  Please note, these are subject to availability.  Please also be aware that the associated costs of graduation ceremonies are subject to review each year. *Gown hire and photography are purchased from external providers, therefore the University cannot demonstrate prices.

Your University Library provides a postal service for books and journal articles which will be sent world-wide to Northumbria students who are studying part-time, by distance learning or are work based learners. Students who are placement for more than six week are eligible to use the service whilst on placement.

There is no charge for posting books out, but you will be required to pay the cost of any return postage. We recommend that items are returned by recorded delivery. You can of course, return books in person to either University Library campus.

Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return items on time when they have been recalled for use by another reader. Loan renewal is automatic for up to four months or until another reader requests that item. Charges are entirely avoidable by returning items on time, but where incurred will vary according to loan status and the length of time an item is overdue. Overdue charges exist to ensure the Library Collection benefits the whole student community.

Library books which have been lost or damaged beyond repair will be charged at the replacement cost of the item and a non-refundable handling charge.

If you lose your University smart card there is a replacement charge of £10 to obtain a new one. This cost is waived if your smart card has been stolen and you can provide a police crime reference number.

Placements in industry are a core element of many of Northumbria's courses.  Whilst many of these placements are optional, some are mandatory.  They offer you a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience, giving you a distinct edge in the job market.  To undertake a placement, you will need to budget for any accommodation and travel charges.

Students will receive a printing credit of £10 in 2022/23 and 2023/24*.  This will provide 1,000 pages of A4 single-sided black and white printing.  Any additional printing is paid for by the student.

High Quality HP Printers (available for Students in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences only)

High Quality Printing is available in:

  • Charges for High Quality Printing
  • 30p: Single sided A3 print. 120gsm colotech+ paper
  • 15p: Single sided A4 print. 120gsm colotech+ paper

You can top up your Print Credits Online, whenever you like.  Click the Print Balance > Buy Credits button in this Student Portal or logon at  Print credits will show on your account in 5-10 minutes.

To print to these printers:

Use the Student Desktop PCs and Apple Macs in Squires Workshop and City Campus East School of Design to print to these printers: 

  • Select the ‘Print Queue’ - When picking the printer to use, look for the colour devices on NINGWOOD
    a) HP E85055 HQ Col Printer A3 on Ningwood 
    b) HP E85055 HQ Col Printer A4 on Ningwood 

Send your work to the printer and use your University Smartcard to swipe release your print. 

*Newcastle and London campus only.  Amsterdam endeavours to be a paperless campus and printing of submission is not required.  Costs at Newcastle Campus may be subject to change for 2023/24.

International students will be required to pay visa application fees, and associated fees as required - such as the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge, Tuberculosis tests, fees to renew or extend a visa, and fees associated with appealing a visa/immigration decision. These fees are set and charged by the UK government, rather than by the University, and are subject to change. More information about these fees can be found on the UK Government's website, and information about applying for a visa to study at Northumbria can be found on our here.

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