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Tuition fees

At the University of Salford, the fee for all UK/EU students studying a full-time undergraduate degree is currently £9,250 for students starting their course or continuing in 2017/18. Tuition fees for UK/EU students studying a full-time postgraduate degree will vary from course to course and on the type of study you choose.  

The fee for all UK/EU part-time students will also vary depending on the number of credits taken per year.

For international students these fees will vary from £8,225 – £13,300 for undergraduate courses (including the International Foundation Year): and £12, 000 – £19,000 for postgraduate taught courses.

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 Student Finance; 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.

If you wish to receive a tuition fee loan and you are eligible then you will need to apply for your funding package from Student Finance. You will not have to repay the loan until you have graduated, have started work and are earning over £21000 a year. You can ordinarily start applying for your funding package from February 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 and maintenance loan is available at

The Tuition Fee Loan is paid directly to the University once your registration is confirmed so that you do not have to pay your tuition fees yourself. If there is a delay in receiving confirmation of your funding from Student Finance, you will be asked to set up a tuition fee payment plan directly with the University. You must confirm your eligibility for funding prior to registration because if the SLC fail to pay for you then you will be liable of any outstanding amounts. If in the meantime confirmation of your funding is received by the University, your payment plan will be cancelled. You can also choose to defer your first payment by one month whilst you await confirmation of your funding, providing you contact the Income Treasury team 10 working days before your first instalment is due. For more information on setting up a payment plan please see below, or alternatively you can contact the team on or by calling 0161 295 0023.

For courses starting after 1st August 2016 students who are ordinarily resident in England, the EU/EEA or Switzerland can apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000. The full amount that you apply for goes directly to you to use as a contribution towards your tuition fees and/or living costs. None of this loan is paid directly to the university.

If you choose to use some of this loan to pay your tuition fees then you will need to set up a payment plan when you register and it is then your responsibility to ensure you budget your loan so that you are able to meet the payment dates arranged.

More information on Postgraduate Loans can be found here and information on setting up a payment plan to pay in instalments can be found in the sections below.

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 this when you register.

International students will be required to pay a deposit of £4400; 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.

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.

Students who do pay in full within the 2 week period can request a refund 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.

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

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.

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.

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 2017
  • 25th November 2017
  • 25th December 2017
  • 25th January 2018
  • 25th February 2018

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.

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.

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.

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 and 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 Regulation section of our Welcome and Registration webpages 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.