Fees and funding
The decision to study at University is a financial investment, so it is vital that you check what funding is available and apply for it as soon as you can. There are consequences of late payment of fees so we recommend that you sort out your finances before you even start with us. The date when your fees have to be paid depends on the category of student you fall under:
UK/EU Undergraduate students
As a UK/EU student, you are required to pay your fees in full by the 4th November 2019. If you are a January start student your fees are due on 24 February 2020.
Where you are unable to make payment by this deadline you will find that progressively you will be restricted from our facilities and systems. The restrictions or Holds are automatic and are imposed by our systems. To ensure that you are not affected you should ensure that you arrange funding with Student Finance England or your Sponsor before you enrol. If you will be paying your fees yourself you need to ensure funds are transferred to us a soon as possible and you request assistance from us if you have trouble raising the funds.
UK/EU undergraduate private fee paying students, who pay their tuition fee in full by the payment deadline will be offered a 3% prompt payment discount.
Postgraduate and international students
If you are a post-graduate or international student, you need to ensure that we are notified of your funding arrangements if this is likely to be through a Sponsor. In the event that you are unable to pay your fees by the required due dates, you will find yourself going through our Deregistration process. This will result in you being removed from our University records as an enrolled student and if you are an International student you run the risk of being reported to the UK Visa Authority. Please ensure that provision is made for your funding so that you do not find yourself experiencing unnecessary stress at a time when you need to focus on your studies.
If you are a UK/EU Postgraduate student you can apply to Student Finance England for a loan of up to £10,906 for a Masters course. This will be paid directly to you. This is not means tested and will be paid to you in three instalments. Details of this loan can be found on the following link: https://www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan
If your Postgraduate loan amount is not sufficient to cover your tuition fees you will be expected to meet any shortfall.
If you are a UK/EU starting a Doctoral degree after 1 August 2019 you can apply to Student Finance England for a loan of up to £25,700 for your whole course, to help with your course fees and living costs. This will be paid directly to you. This is not means tested and will be paid to you in three instalment each year. Details of this loan can be found on the following link: https://www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan
If your Doctoral loan amount is not sufficient to cover your tuition fees you will be expected to meet any shortfall.