Fees and financial support - international students
Before you travel to the UK to begin your studies, you must ensure that you have sufficient funds to cover your academic fees and living expenses. It is generally impossible to make arrangements for financial support once you have left your own country. While most students pay for their own fees and living expenses, there is some financial support available for studying in the UK from a number of sources.
If you are on a multi-year course, for example an undergraduate degree, then you should budget for a likely increase of between 3 and 5% for each further year of study with us on the same degree. The fees rise each year to allow for a combination of factors, including inflation. However, the percentage rise is not necessarily the same as the rate of inflation in any one year, because inflation is just one factor of many which are considered when we set our fees. Any changes for the following academic year will ordinarily be confirmed by 1 January each year.
You can find out about sources of funding in your home country from your local British Council office, your local Ministry of Education or local universities and colleges.
The British Council website features information on UK government schemes for postgraduate study such as the British Chevening Scholarships, Commonwealth Scholarships and the Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS). You should apply for these scholarship schemes well before you arrive in the UK.
If you are from the United States, then you can apply for a Federal Loan. For further information, please see the US Federal Loans information sheet (PDF).
Find out about our international scholarships
Other sources of funding
If you are an international applicant (except if you are from either the United States or Norway) to for any of our undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes, then you are required to pay a deposit of £2,500. Payment of the deposit can be made here and will ensure confirmation of your programme (subject to satisfying any conditions attached to your offer) and will be deducted from your tuition fees at enrolment. You can pay your deposit online or by bank transfer.
The University has a range of procedures and regulations covering student fees: