Fees and financial support - international students
The tuition fee for your course, which is listed on the relevant course pages of our website and will be confirmed in any offer letter you are sent, contributes to providing the learning resources, staff contact time and support services that we provide.
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.
Find out about our international scholarships
Other sources of funding
- British Council - Funding your studies
- Chevening Scholarships
- Commonwealth Scholarships
- Rotary Foundation Grants
- Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship: scholarships for US undergraduate students on Study Abroad programmes
- British Federation of Women Graduates Scholarships
If you are an international applicant (except if you are from the United States, Norway, or the EU) for any of our undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes, you may be required to pay an initial refundable deposit before making your full deposit payment. Payment of the initial refundable deposit will ensure confirmation of your programme (subject to satisfying any conditions attached to your offer) and allow you to attend a pre-CAS interview. Any deposit paid will be deducted from your tuition fees at point of enrolment. The amount of deposit you are required to pay will be indicated on your offer letter and may vary depending on what country/region you are applying from.
To ensure we can process payments in a fast manner, only payments by Flywire and Convera are accepted for the initial deposit payment (if relevant). Only initial deposits paid by this method will be refunded. Any payments by other means, including direct bank transfers, will be non-refundable.
For full deposit payments and full tuition fee payments, all standard payment methods are accepted, including direct bank transfers.
Early bird discount
You may also be eligible for a £500 discount if you pay your initial deposit or full deposit by a specific date. This will be indicated on your offer letter.
The University has a range of procedures and regulations covering student fees:
- Student Fee Payment and Enrolment Regulations 2018/19
- Student Fee Payment and Enrolment Regulations 2019/20
- Student Fee Payment and Enrolment Regulations 2020/21
- Student Fee Payment and Enrolment Regulations 2021/22
- Student Fee Payment and Enrolment Regulations 2022/23
- Student Fee Payment and Enrolment Regulations 2023/24