Parents and supporters of young people play an important role in helping them decide what and where to study and in encouraging them throughout their course. We hope you find the following information useful.

Tuition Fees

It is important to note that most students will not be expected to pay anything up front. Every UK student studying for their first undergraduate degree is entitled to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan. There is also a Maintenance Loan available for students to help cover the cost of living whilst studying.

Your son or daughter will only start to pay back the Tuition Fee Loan and the Maintenance Loan once they have graduated and are earning over £21,000. There is more information about how this is calculated on the Student Finance Guide.

In addition to this, the University of Bolton has a wide range or Scholarships, Bursaries and Fee Waivers available to all students who wish to apply for them.

The fees for all full-time undergraduate degree courses have been set at £9,000.

The University of Bolton is dedicated to providing not only a friendly learning environment, but a quality education with dedicated, experienced and supportive lecturers. We will always stand by our dedication to social mobility, inclusion and diversity.

Why is University relevant?

The average wage of a UK graduate can be as much as 35% higher than a non-graduate. Over a working lifetime, that can equate to a graduate earning up to £100,000 more .

However, university isn't all about earning more money. It is impossible to put a financial price on the life skills and experiences students also acquire. Graduates are a more attractive proposition to potential employers. The University experience can broaden horizons – geographically and academically – challenge intellectually and offer a variety of cultural and social experiences – all of which are highly regarded by employers.

The University of Bolton has the staff, facilities, and most importantly, the dedication to help your young person fulfil their potential. 


You rest assured the future career of your child is of the utmost importance to the University of Bolton. Employability is a key part of study here at Bolton and something that is taken very seriously.

We have implemented several measures to ensure that not only do students study the right degree, but also have the necessary skills to succeed in the world of employment once they have graduated. 

From Careers Events for graduates to our specific volunteering service, UB-inVolved, we offer a variety of ways for our students to gain those all important practical skills that stretch beyond the classroom.

For more information on employability and other related topics take a look at the Careers Advice Service.

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When should young people research universities and courses?

Young people do not have to make a decision as to which courses to apply for until Year 13. However it is useful to explore options before that. Surveys show that young people have usually decided whether higher education is for them by the time they are 14 (Higher Education White Paper, January 2003) so it is important that you help them in coming to this decision. 

We have put together a 10 step countdown to help guide you through the process.