Fees and funding

A student at the University of Salford

As a student at the University of Salford, you will need to pay for your tuition fees and cover your living expenses. Find out more about the costs of studying here and explore the scholarships and financial support available.  

Students from the EU

From September 2021, students from the EU will be charged the international fee and be required to pay a study deposit. More details on fees and deposits are given below.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees vary according to the course you study and your fee status. We will assess your fee status when you apply. For international students, fees in 2021-22 range from £14,400 to £16,740 for undergraduate courses, £12,000 for the International Foundation Year and £11,340 to £18,990 for postgraduate taught courses. Exact fees for all undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses are shown on our course pages. Fees for postgraduate research degrees can be viewed on our postgraduate research pages.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

All self-funded students studying the international foundation year, an undergraduate or postgraduate programme, are required to pay a deposit of £4,400 if they are starting a course in 2021. From January 2022 onwards the deposit amount that self-funded students must pay is £5,500. We offer US students a waiver on this requirement once they have been approved for a US loan.


How do I pay?

If you are self-funding your studies, you have the option to pay your tuition fees in full or you could pay in 5 installments (starting the month after the course commencement date). If you choose to pay in full, we offer a prompt payment discount of 3% on the net fee remaining after any scholarship has been applied. For more information, please visit our askUS site (see the section on self-funding students). 

Sponsored students

If you are expecting an external organisation like an embassy, your employer or a government organisation to pay some or all of your tuition fees, you must send us an official letter from your sponsor at the beginning of each academic year. For more information, please visit our askUS site (see the section on sponsored students). 

Do you offer scholarships and discounts?

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to support high achieving international students. Explore our international scholarships.

You can also get a prompt payment discount of 3% if you pay your fees in full, during or before registration. The discount is applied to the net fee remaining after any scholarship has been applied.

What is the cost of living?

We advise students to budget a minimum of £9,207* for each year of undergraduate and postgraduate study, in addition to tuition fees. The Home Office (UKVI) has set the amount of maintenance funds you need to have available, this is £1,023* per month for living costs if you are studying outside London or anywhere else in the UK for the majority of your study. This amount should cover accommodation, food, entertainment, transport, books, insurance and other living expenses.

As part of your visa application, you will also be required to pay an Immigration Health Surcharge of £470*. This will allow you to benefit from health care services whilst in the UK.

*For the most up to date information about maintenance and visa costs go to Home Office Student Visas

Of course, the living costs mentioned above are a guide, and some students will require more than this, it depends on your lifestyle. You can find more information about the cost of living in our International Prospectus 2021.