The University of Abertay Dundee has announced that it will charge students domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK students) an annual tuition fee of £7,000 for academic year 2012/13.
Over the period of an honours degree course (three or four years depending on entry point), total tuition fees will be capped at £21,000 for RUK students.
Abertay University will encourage RUK students with suitable A-levels to enter the second year of a degree course where this is possible on academic grounds.
In the case of RUK students enrolling in first year and completing a full four-year course, the University will fully discount the final year’s tuition fee.
Abertay University is developing a generous package of bursaries and scholarships which will be funded by a significant proportion of the additional fee income.
Professor Nicholas Terry, Principal and Vice-Chancellor (Acting) of Abertay University, commented: “While historically we have recruited fewer students from the rest of the UK than other Scottish universities, we have seen a noticeable increase in recent years, particularly onto courses such as computer games technology and computer arts where we are an internationally-recognised centre of excellence.
“We believe the fee level we have chosen is a realistic and highly competitive rate that will reflect the Government’s intention of preserving and enhancing provision for Scottish-domiciled students, while maintaining a healthy flow of cross-border students that have always contributed so much to the richness of the student experience we offer.”