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Durham University News


University Statement on 2017 home/EU undergraduate fees

(20 July 2016)

The University has been cited in media reports as one of a few universities advertising inflationary fee increases for home/EU undergraduates from 2017/18.

On 25 May 2016, the Minister of State for Universities and Science announced to Parliament that an inflationary rate of 2.8 per cent would apply to uplifts in home/EU tuition fee caps for 2017-18 where higher education providers achieve a rating of ‘meets expectations’ under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). 

Subsequently, the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) asked universities to confirm their provisional fees in their 2017/18 Access Agreement. Durham University has received confirmation from the Department for Business Innovation & Skills that we meet the first year expectations of the TEF. The University Executive Committee and the Finance & General Purposes Committee therefore agreed and reported to Council last week the University’s intention to implement an inflationary fee increase.

To meet our obligations under Competition and Markets Authority legislation we are required to provide comprehensive and transparent information to applicants, including in relation to fees, on the University website and at pre-application Open Days (which in our case were held in June 2016). To ensure that we are CMA compliant this requires indicating that we intend to set a fee of £9250 to incoming home/EU undergraduate students in 2017/18.

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For information about our widening participation initiatives visit our Access page

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