Taught postgraduate tuition fee deposits

Taught postgraduate applicants who need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK are required to pay the University a tuition fee deposit of £1,500.

This deposit should be paid after all their academic and language conditions have been met and they have accepted their unconditional offer. Once the deposit has been paid, the applicant’s right to withdraw and ask for a refund of the deposit is very limited. Any queries should be directed to the Admissions Enquiries team.

We will only issue a CAS after a student has completed the above steps and paid their tuition fee deposit. The earliest that a CAS can be issued is six months before the start date of the course. Taught Admissions send a CAS check email to the applicant and subsequently issue the CAS.

Applicants who will be taking a summer pre-sessional course at the Language Centre must also pay the tuition fee deposit in order to receive a CAS. This does not apply to those studying a pre-sessional in terms one, two or three.

Deposit exemption 

Students who are in receipt of full funding (e.g. from a scholarship or sponsor) do not need to pay the deposit. Instead, they will need to provide evidence of official sponsorship to receive the CAS. Financial support from family members does not count as sponsorship, so these applicants will still need to pay a deposit.

After applicants accept an unconditional offer, they receive an automated email with information about the deposit and exemption process. They are directed to the portal, where they can complete the Exemption Evidence Request to indicate that they are exempt or pay their deposit by card online or by bank transfer through our payment partner Flywire. Currently applicants also see information on paying by direct bank transfer, but this route is not encouraged as it can take longer for payments to arrive and they are harder to track. They can also make additional payments towards their fees through this portal. 

Responses to the Exemption Evidence Request are monitored by the Admissions Enquiries team, who are responsible for checking that submitted exemption evidence is acceptable. Applicants can also provide their exemption evidence by email, or through a portal enquiry, either before or after receiving an offer. The University’s Scholarship team also email the team with lists of applicants who have been awarded a university-funded scholarship.

Further information 

Who can I contact for guidance?

Contact Admissions Enquiries: