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 £1500 or provide evidence of full funding.

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

After an international applicant accepts an unconditional offer, they receive an email asking them to either pay the deposit or provide a final award letter as evidence that they are in receipt of full funding. Financial support from family members does not count as sponsorship, so these applicants will still need to pay a deposit.

Applicants are directed to the portal, where they will need to complete the Deposit and Exemption form to confirm how they will be funding their studies.

If they select that they are self-funding, they will see information about paying the deposit either by an online card payment or through the University’s payment partner, Flywire. Applicants can also make additional payments towards their fees, if they wish. Once the deposit has been paid, the applicant’s right to withdraw and ask for a refund is very limited. Any queries should be directed to the Admissions Enquiries team.

If the applicant selects that they are sponsored, they will need to upload evidence to be checked by the Admissions Enquiries team. Applicants who are internally confirmed as being in receipt of a University-funded scholarship or US federal loan do not need to provide any evidence in order to be made exempt from the deposit.

Once the deposit or sponsorship evidence has been received, the Taught Admissions team is then able to issue a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies). The earliest that a CAS can be issued is six months before the start date of the course. However, please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the possibility of changes to teaching for the upcoming semester, CASs are not yet being assigned for courses due to take place in the 2020/21 academic year.

Further information 

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