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Tuition fees

Tuition fees for new, Home and EU undergraduate students in the 2018/19 academic year will be £9,250* per year. Fees for foundation years, international students and postgraduate programmes and part-time programmes vary so please check under the fees section for your chosen course on our Course Finder.

Before you are able to register for each year of your course, you will need to either have confirmation of your tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company; confirmation of sponsorship or set up a payment plan if you are self-funding your tuition costs.

There are various ways you can pay for your tuition fees, please see below for further information.

*UK undergraduate tuition fees are subject to UK government approval and controlled by the Teaching Excellence Framework. Tuition fees can rise each year in line with inflation for both new and continuing students as the cost of delivering courses increases. Inflation will be calculated with reference to the RPIX, a measure of inflation in the UK.

If you are a Home/EU student you can apply for a loan from the Student Loans Company to cover the costs of your tuition fees (subject to meeting eligability criteria).

You will not have to repay the loan until you have graduated, have started work and are earning over £25,000 a year. You can start applying for your funding package from February/March before your course starts (for September starters) and continuing students need to remember to apply for their funding each year of their course.

Further information about applying for a tuition fee loan is available at

The Tuition Fee Loan is paid directly to the University once your registration is confirmed so you do not have to pay your tuition fees to us yourself.

If there is a delay in receiving confirmation of your funding from the Student Loans Company, you will be asked to set up a tuition fee payment plan directly with the University in order to register until your tuition fee loan is confirmed.

Masters Loans

If you are an English-resident student or an EU student studying in England you can apply for a Masters Loan which allows you to borrow up to £10,609 to support you while studying a UK Master’s Degree.

The money is provided by Student Finance England, on behalf of the UK Government and is paid to you in regular instalments to contribute towards your tuition fees and your living costs. Repayments start once you have finished studying and are earning over £21,000 per year.

Masters loans are also available if you are ordinarily resident in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland however the amount you can borrow and terms and conditions will differ.

Find out more about all Masters Loans here

Doctoral Loans

A doctoral loan lets you borrow up to £25,000 to start a new UK PhD in any subject area if you are ordinarily resident in England or Wales. Doctoral Loans are currently not available for student from Scotland or Northern Ireland.

The money is paid to you in instalments and is divided over the number of years you are studying for your PhD. Repayments are income-contingent and are made when you are earning over £21,000 a year.

Postgraduate doctoral loans are new for 2018-19. They're available to English-resident students and EU students studying at English universities. Separate loans are available in Wales.

If you are expecting an external organisation (e.g. an embassy, your employer, a government organisation) to pay some or all of your tuition fee then you must send an official letter from your sponsor to the University. This letter should come on company-letter headed paper and confirm the following;

  • your name and Student ID Number
  • your course of study
  • the amount which the sponsor is agreeing to pay on your behalf
  • any reference/award number/ purchase order number which they need to be included in the invoice
  • invoicing address
  • the duration of the sponsorship ( e.g. for one year only or the dates of the entire course of study)
  • that your sponsor undertakes to pay the tuition fee direct to the university and not the student within 28 days from the date of invoice as per the Universities terms and conditions.

Your sponsor may require confirmation of the amount of tuition fee due for the relevant academic year before a sponsor letter can be produced for you. If you are an applicant, your offer letter will confirm your fee. If you are a continuing student, you can request this information from the Income and Treasury Management Team in University House or by emailing

Please ensure that you take the necessary steps to enable you to provide your sponsor letter at the beginning of each academic year. Please note that if a sponsor fails to pay then the full amount of outstanding fees becomes the responsibility of the student.

Please note that if a sponsor fails to pay then the full amount of outstanding fees becomes the responsibility of the student.

International students who do not have confirmation of their sponsorship will be expected to pay a deposit of £4400 to secure their place on a course. This deposit can later be refunded once a valid sponsorship letter is produced.

Paying your tuition fee is an integral part of registration process at the University. If you do not arrange payment of your fee in advance of your arrival, you must do so when you register.

If you are an International student you will be required to pay a deposit of £4400 if you are not sponsored; this deposit is only refundable in the event of a visa refusal.

If you are self-funding your studies then you have the option to pay for your tuition in full (which will be rewarded with a 3% prompt-payment reduction on the amount you pay yourself) or in instalments by setting up a payment plan.

Prompt Payment Discount (PPD)

The prompt payment discount (PPD) is 3% off the amount you pay for your tuition fees i.e. after any other discounts/bursaries have been applied.

The balance remaining should then be paid in full after the PPD has been applied. This discount is only available for 2 weeks after the course commencement date held on your university account.

If you have paid 100% of your fees in full within the 2 week period you can request a refund of 3% by contacting the income and treasury team after registration. Please note the refund will be credited back to the original payer using the same method of payment.

Ways to Pay

Payments can be made by debit or credit card; by direct debit, recurring card payment or by bank transfer.

Paying via bank transfer

When paying your fees by bank transfer please quote your full name and Student ID as a reference.

The University bank details are:

Lloyds Bank
42 -46 Market Street
M1 1PW

Account name: The University of Salford
Account number: 65050060
Sort Code: 30-95-42

Please then include IBAN Number GB43 LOYD 3095 4265 0500 60

Payments can also be made online via our payments centre or via telephone by calling 0161 295 0023 or in person at the Income and Treasury Management office situated in University House.

Setting up a Payment Plan

A payment plan can be set up to cover paying your fees in 5 equal instalments starting from the 25th of the month after you register. For September starters the payment dates would look like this:

  • 25th October 2018
  • 25th November 2018
  • 25th December 2018
  • 25th January 2019
  • 25th February 2019

If you are paying by direct debit then these dates are fixed, dates can only be changed if you are paying by recurring card payment and agreed in advance with the Income and Treasury Management Team.

Please be aware that if you default on your payments then you will not be permitted to register into the next year of your course or graduate. Failure to keep up with payments may result in your debt being passed to an external agency for collection and may ultimately result in a County Court Judgement (CCJ) being issued against you.

Please note that failure to pay tuition fees may result in your student status being revoked and you will be asked to leave your course.

If you think you may have a problem paying your tuition fees it is really important that you speak to someone as early as possible. The sooner the University knows there is a problem the sooner the staff who are trained to help and advise you can do this.

The Income & Treasury Management Team should be your first point of call if you have a problem. They can be contacted on 0161 295 0023 (option 2 then option 1), or by going to the payment counter in University house.

For the registration terms and conditions, tuition fee policy, and key facts about fees information, please visit the Rules and Regs section of our Student Channel at

For international students, this may affect your stay in the United Kingdom as you will no longer be complying with the conditions of your visa. The University is required to report back to the Home Office any visa holders who are no longer studying with the University. This means that the Home Office may withdraw your study visa and request your removal from the United Kingdom.

Please note that all students can only be reinstated once the remaining fees owed have been paid in full.

askUS has trained finance advisers and can be contacted on 0161 295 0023 or or by going to the askUS desks across campus.