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Fees and finance

When you come to university, it’s important to manage your money carefully. Our student support service, askUS, offers information and advice on all aspects of student finance, whether you’re a current or prospective student.

One of the ways you can receive support with student finance is through our bursaries and scholarships scheme. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for one of four financial support packages to help with the costs of study.

You can find out more about student finance by contacting our course enquires team on enquries@salford.ac.uk or +44 (0)161 295 4545. You can also speak to someone in person at one of our open days or applicant visit days.

Paying your fees

At the University of Salford, the fee for all UK/EU students studying a full-time undergraduate degree is £9,000 a year. The fee for all UK/EU part-time students will vary depending on the number of credits taken each year.

If you are taking out a UK student loan for tuition fees from the Student Loans Company, payments are made by the Student Loans Company directly to the University for you.

If you are paying your tuition fees without a loan, you can pay your fees at any time during the application process. Find out how to pay the University by emailing income-treasury@salford.ac.uk

What if I’m being sponsored?

If you’re a UK or EU student, please email a copy of your sponsor letter to income-treasury@salford.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can present your letter when you register at the University in person. We will only accept documentation from officially registered sponsors. When submitting your sponsor letter, please also provide your student ID number. Your student ID number is an eight-digit number starting with an @ sign. It is detailed in your offer letter and included in all our communications with you, once you have applied.

Bursaries and scholarships

One of the ways you can receive support with student finance is through our bursaries and scholarships scheme. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for one of our financial support packages to help with the costs of study.

Help from the Government

You might also qualify for extra financial help from the government. This is available to students on a low income, students with children or dependent adults, disabled students and those receiving NHS funding. Our askUS team can offer more information and advice about the help you might be eligible for. Click here to find out how you can contact them.

Repaying your student loan

You will only repay your student loan once you are earning over a certain amount. You don’t have to arrange repayments; this is done for you. Loan repayments are collected automatically from your pay, once your pay reaches the required amount. If you stop earning, your repayments will stop too. Click on the link to find out more about student loan repayments.

Living costs

While you’re at university, you’ll need to budget for your living costs. You can use our budget calculator to get a better idea of how much money you will need. If you want to boost your funds while studying – and gain some valuable work experience at the same time – our Careers and Employability service can help you find a part-time job.

Funding for EU students

EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan from the UK government. Some EU students can also apply for maintenance funding, depending on how long you or your parents have been working in the UK. If you think that you may be eligible for maintenance funding, please contact our student support team, askUS.

If you are not eligible for maintenance funding, you are expected to have enough income to cover your living costs. In addition to tuition fees, we advise that you budget a minimum of £7,200 for accommodation, food, entertainment, transport, books, insurance and laundry. Depending on your lifestyle, you might require more or less than this. You can calculate your own living costs using the international student calculator

Tuition fees for international students

Tuition fees differ according to your course and fee status. When you apply for a course we will assess your fee status. For international students, fees range from £8,000 – £12,540 for undergraduate courses (including the International Foundation Year). Exact fees for each course can be found in the 'fees and funding' tab on our course pages.  

Cost of living

In addition to course fees, visa regulations now require international students to have a minimum income of £1,015 per month for 9 months or the duration of your course, whichever is shorter. You should have this amount in your bank account at least 28 days before you apply for your visa. Depending on your lifestyle, you might require more than this. You can calculate your own living costs using the international student calculator.

Paying your fees

If you are not a British citizen or a citizen of one the European Economic Area (EEA) countries, you may need an entry clearance certificate before you travel to the UK.

The entry clearance certificate, more commonly called a visa, is placed in your passport or travel document. More detailed information about visas can be found on askUS, our student services site.

It can be difficult to obtain visas from some countries due to high demand, as well as other factors. Because of this, we have introduced an advance fee deposit system for certain countries. This helps applicants from these countries to secure a visa. If you need to pay an advance fee deposit, we will let you know in your offer letter. We will also give you clear instructions on how to make this payment.  

All students are required to pay a deposit of £4,400. We offer students from the US a waiver on this requirement once they have been approved for a US loan. In addition, you will be required to set up a payment plan for five months, beginning the month after your course start date. You will need to have paid 100% of your course fees by month five of this plan. If you are able to pay all of your fees in advance, you’ll receive a prompt payment discount of 3% of the net fee.

What if I’m being sponsored?

Please email a copy of your sponsor letter to income-treasury@salford.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can present your letter when you register in person. We will only accept documentation from officially registered sponsors. When submitting your sponsor letter, please also provide your student ID number.

Scholarships for international students

If you have an excellent academic record, you could qualify for one of our scholarships or bursaries for international students. These include the Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship and the International Student Bursary.