Tuition fees for international students

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How To Pay Your Tuition Fees as an international student

Find out the cost of your tuition and different ways to pay your fees

How much you pay in tuition fees as an international student depends on whether your course is based in classrooms, laboratories or both, and whether your course includes a placement year. You can find out what you can expect to pay on your course page.

As a guide, below are typical tuition fee figures for international students for the next 3 years. If you take a placement year, you only pay the nominal placement year fee.

Academic Year Fee Placement year fee
2019/20 £13,900 – £15,900 £2,400
2020/21 £14,300 – £16,400 £2,500 – £16,400
2021/22 £14,700 – £16,900 £2,600 – £16,400

You can make payments in a variety of ways using Webpay.

Tuition fee discount

You're entitled to deduct a 2% discount if you pay your tuition fees before the due date on your invoice. This is only available on the self-funded element of your fee.

You'll need to deduct the 2% yourself before making your payment. This discount is not available if you have a scholarship or sponsorship. You can use our Tuition Fee Calculator to help you work this out.


You can also choose to pay your tuition fees in 2 or 6 monthly instalments.

If you choose to pay in 6 instalments, you'll need to complete a Direct Debit or recurring card payment on your debit/credit card. Read more about Direct Debit at our Webpay site.

These instalments would start in October if you register for your course in September, or in February if you register for your course in January, and are generally collected on the 4th of each month. You should complete the instalment mandate as you register on your course – if you don't do this, this could result in reduced collection periods or a revised collection date. This will depend on the date the instruction is submitted.

If the 4th of the month falls on a weekend or bank holiday, payments will be collected on the next working day. Recurring card payments may be taken on a day to suit you – contact us to request this.

Alternatively, you may wish to pay your fee in two instalments. The first instalment will be due before, or on receipt of, your tuition fee invoice. When we have received 50% or more of your total tuition fee, your next due date will be 4 January if you started in September, or 4 May if you started in January. You'll need to email to confirm the payment you've made and that you'll pay the balance of fees by the next due date. You may pay this earlier if you want.


Once you receive an offer to study with us, you'll need to pay a £2000 deposit to confirm your place. You can pay your deposit using webpay, and this deposit will contribute towards your tuition fees.

Once you've paid your deposit and you've met the academic conditions of your offer, we'll send you a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) document. You'll need the CAS for your visa. The earliest you can receive your CAS is 3 months before the start of your course, as long as all the other conditions have been met.

You don't have to pay a £2000 deposit if:

  • You're sponsored by your government or a company in your region – you'll need to provide evidence to our finance department
  • You're from a European Union member state
  • You're from Switzerland or a European Economic Area member state
  • You're from the USA and will be receiving a Federal/Sallie Mae Direct Loan
  • You'll be doing a distance learning course
  • You're coming on an Exchange or Study Abroad programme
  • You're joining us from International College Portsmouth (ICP)
  • You're an alumnus or alumna who is continuing directly to a postgraduate course without any gap in studies
  • You do not take up your place at the University

You might be able to get a refund of your deposit under certain circumstances. Please check the tuition fee policy for further information. To make a refund appeal, email

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