Posted on 12/07/2011
Royal Holloway, University of London has been given approval to charge tuition fees of £9,000* from next year to Home and EU students on full-time undergraduate degrees.
The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) announced today (12 July) that it has approved Royal Holloway’s access agreement for 2012-13 which will see the College increase its investment in access measures to almost £5 million a year by 2015-16, up from £2.8 million in 2011-12.
This decision will safeguard Royal Holloway’s position as one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities and continue its legacy of widening access, by investing in:
- Bursaries of up to £3,000 for those on the lowest incomes
- Year-round free accommodation for care leavers
- Doubling of the student hardship fund and bursaries for mature students
The Principal, Professor Paul Layzell says: "With tuition fees rising, it is vital that the most able students can choose to study at Royal Holloway, whatever their financial circumstances. I’m pleased that our range of measures has been given the green light, and we will continue to challenge ourselves to exceed our targets each year."
Announcing OFFA’s decision, Sir Graeme Davies, director of Fair Access, said: "Our assessment of the access agreements submitted to us has been a thoroughly rigorous and robust process.
"These agreements represent a considerable commitment by universities and colleges to improving access for students who are under-represented in higher education and where appropriate, improving retention and student success."
* No Home or EU student will have to pay their tuition fee up front or whilst studying at Royal Holloway. Students will be able to take out a government student loan for tuition, and defer payment until after they have graduated and are earning a minimum salary of £21,000. Government terms and conditions apply to periods of repeat study and where there has been prior study at another university.