International

Payment of deposits

Voluntary Tuition Fee Deposits for Postgraduate Taught Courses

Effective from 1 August 2017

If you have met all the course entry requirements and you have received an unconditional offer of a place to study on a postgraduate taught degree, you should note that we provide a facility for applicants to pay a voluntary deposit towards their tuition fees. Effective from 1 August 2017, a deposit is not required before a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for visa/immigration purposes can be issued but you do need to ensure that you have provided all the necessary documentation.

CAS details will not be issued earlier than six months before the start of your degree programme.

If you pay a deposit towards your fees, you should present the receipt with your documents when you apply for your student entry visa to the UK. This information will also be included in your CAS Statement – see enclosed leaflet ‘Studying at Queen’s: Visas and the Points Based System’.

The arrangements for payment of voluntary deposits for 2017 entry are:

  • the minimum deposit level is £2,500, however, you can make a higher payment of fees if you wish
  • the deposit can be paid by Bank Draft in pounds sterling, drawn on a UK bank, or Bank Transfer or Credit Card
  • you must complete the Deposit Payment Form and return it to the Student Finance Office by email to studentfinance@qub.ac.uk or by mail to the address stated on the form together with a copy of your offer letter
  • the Student Finance Office will process your payment and send you a receipt
  • Normally, the deposit will only be refunded if you fail to obtain entry clearance from the UK immigration authorities to enter the UK as a student to undertake study at Queen’s University. You must provide documentary evidence of your failure to obtain entry clearance.

International applicants who are in receipt of a full tuition fee scholarship are not required to pay the mandatory tuition fee deposit (evidence of the scholarship must be provided to Admissions).

Voluntary Tuition Fee Deposits for Postgraduate Research Courses

If you have met all the course entry requirements and you have received an unconditional offer of a place to study on a postgraduate research degree, you should note that we provide a facility for applicants to pay a voluntary deposit towards their tuition fees.

If you pay a deposit towards your fees, you should present the receipt with your documents when you apply for your student entry visa to the UK. This information will also be included in your CAS Statement – see enclosed leaflet ‘Studying at Queen’s: Visas and the Points Based System’.

The arrangements for payment of voluntary deposits for 2016 entry are:

  • the minimum deposit level is £2,500, however, you can make a higher payment of fees if you wish
  • the deposit can be paid by Bank Draft in pounds sterling, drawn on a UK bank, or Bank Transfer or Credit Card
  • you must complete the Deposit Payment Form and return it to the Student Finance Office by email to studentfinance@qub.ac.uk or by mail to the address stated on the form together with a copy of your offer letter
  • the Student Finance Office will process your payment and send you a receipt
  • normally, the deposit will only be refunded if you fail to obtain entry clearance from the UK immigration authorities to enter the UK as a student to undertake study at Queen’s University. You must provide documentary evidence of your failure to obtain entry clearance.