Tuition fees for new, home undergraduate students in the 2021/22 academic year will be £9,250 per year. Fees for foundation years, international students, 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, pay in full or set up a payment plan if you are self-funding your tuition costs.
There are many ways you can pay for your tuition fees, please see below for further information.
Undergraduate Tuition Fee Loan
If you are a Home student you can apply for a loan from the Student Loans Company to cover the costs of your tuition fees (subject to meeting eligibility 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 www.gov.uk/student-finance.
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.
If you are an English-resident student studying in England you can apply for a Masters Loan which will allow you to borrow up to £11,570 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. The earliest you start repaying is the April after you leave your course. You will only repay when your income is over £21,000 a year (£404 a week or £1,750 a month before tax and other deductions).
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.
A doctoral loan lets you borrow up to £27,265 to start a new UK PhD in any subject area if you are ordinarily resident in England. Funding for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan is different if you normally live in Wales. Doctoral Loans are currently not available for students 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. The earliest you will start repaying your loan is in the first April after you leave your course or in the April four years after your PhD starts (whichever is sooner). Repayments are only made when you are earning over £21,000 a year (£404 a week or £1,750 a month before tax and other deductions).
Further information about the Postgraduate Doctoral Loans Scheme here.
Paying Postgraduate Tuition Fees
Postgraduate students pay tuition fees direct to the university. During the online registration process students will be offered the choice of five monthly instalments or three termly instalments (in line with the loan payments from Student Finance).
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 include the following;
- Your name and Student ID Number
- Your course of study
- The amount your sponsor agrees to pay on your behalf
- Any reference/award number/ purchase order number they require to be included on the invoice
- Invoicing address, email and contact telephone number
- The duration of the sponsorship ( e.g. for one year only or the dates of the entire course of study)
- Confirmation 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.
UK Company Sponsors email@example.com
International Company Sponsors - firstname.lastname@example.org
Your sponsor may require confirmation of the amount of tuition fee due for the 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 Fees & Awards Team email@example.com.
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.
International students who do not have confirmation of their sponsorship will be expected to pay a deposit of £4,400 to secure their place on a course. This deposit will be refunded once a valid sponsorship letter is produced and payment received from the sponsor. For students commencing in January 2022 onwards, the study deposit is increasing to £5,500.
Self-Funding Students and how to Pay your Fees
Paying your tuition fee is an integral part of the 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 self-funding your studies please see our self-funding page for more information.