Responsibility for payment

Tuition fees for each academic year are payable at registration. Please note that:

  • as a student, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have sufficient funds to pay the tuition fees by the due date
  • the University has the right to refuse the option of paying in installments to anyone with a history of late payments
  • sponsors have to pay all invoices in one installment
  • you need to deduct any course deposits paid to the University from your tuition fees payment

Failure to pay

You are liable for tuition fees unpaid by Sponsors (including Student Loans Company). Action in case of non-payment:

Overdue payments Action taken by Credit Control
Due Date + 1 day First reminder email (to all email addresses), payment within 10 days or first LPC applied
Due Date + 11 days Second reminder email (all email addresses), payment within 7 days or second LPC applied
Due Date + 18 days Third reminder email (all email addresses), advising students of the recommendation to be withdrawn from the University (as per University Regulations)
Due date + 25 days Email the HOD/Faculty contact
Due date + 32 days Case/debt sent to the Academic Registrar, to send the withdrawal letter
Due Date + 50 days Case back to the Academic Registrar, recommending withdrawal, in accordance with Regulations 2.1 and 2.9

Refunds for self funded students

If you withdraw or suspend studies you may be entitled to a refund.

Undergradute students

If you suspend or withdraw from your programme of study you will be charged a pro rata amount of tuition fees on a weekly basis for the duration of your attendance during the academic year. This is based on 30 week academic year. The exception to this rule is if you withdraw from your programme of study before the end of week one in your first year of study no tuition fees will be charged.

Any excess of tuition fees paid will be returned. All refunds are returned in the manner in which they were originally paid.

No tuition fees are charged during periods of suspense.

Further information about suspending or withdrawing from study can be found at Student Services.

Postgraduate taught students

If you suspend or withdraw from your programme of study you will be charged a pro rata amount of tuition fees on a weekly basis for the duration of your attendance during the academic year. This is based on 52 week academic year.

Any excess of tuition fees paid will be returned. All refunds are returned in the manner in which they were originally paid.

No tuition fees are charged during periods of suspense.

Postgraduate research students

If you suspend or withdraw from your programme of study you will be charged a pro rata amount of tuition fees on a weekly basis for the duration of your attendance during the academic year. This is based on 52 week academic year.

Any excess of tuition fees paid will be returned. All refunds are returned in the manner in which they were originally paid.

No tuition fees are charged during periods of suspense.

Refunds for Student Loan Company funded students

If you suspend or withdraw from your programme of study you will be charged tuition fees based on your attendance at set points throughout the academic year. The attendance points are as follows:

Attendance points Percentage of tuition fee received
30 September 2019 25%
6 January 2020 25%
20 April 2020 50%

If you are in attendance on each of the set points you will be charged the relevant proportion of tuition fee. The exception to this rule is if you withdraw from your programme of study before the end of week one in your first year of study no tuition fees will be charged. No tuition fees are charged during periods of suspense.

Undergraduate students who agree special arrangements for study will be charged a pro-rata amount based on the number of credits being taken.

Please see the Student Funding Advice website for further information about suspending or withdrawing from study.