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International Student Tuition Fees 2012/13

All students will be required to complete the University's enrolment and registration process at the start of the academic year. This process will be undertaken using the enrolment and registration wizard.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for International students are based on the student's first year of registration. 

In addition, the fee rate will depend on the following classifications:

Fee Rate 1 : Courses which are essentially classroom based

Fee Rate 2 : Courses with a substantial laboratory or workshop component

Fee Rate 3 : Pre-Clinical elements of medical and dental courses

Fee Rate 4 : Clinical elements of medical courses

Details of the future fees due are outlined in the tables below:

Undergraduates - Full Time

   First Registered 12/13
£
First Registered 11/12
£
Fee Rate 1    
Courses which are essentially classroom based 11,266 10,730
Fee Rate 2    
Courses with a substantial laboratory or workshop component 14,460 13,145
Fee Rate 3    
Pre-Clinical elements of medical and dental courses 14,768 14,065
Fee Rate 4    
Clinical elements of medical and dental courses 27,860 26,534
Dentistry (BDS) Composite fee per annum over 5 years. 22,624 21,546

Postgraduate and Research - Full Time

   First Registered 12/13
£
First Registered 11/12
£
Fee Rate 1    
Courses which are essentially classroom based 11,266 10,730
Fee Rate 2    
Courses with a substantial laboratory component 14,460 13,145
Fee Rate 3    
Not applicable  - -
Fee Rate 4    
Elements of medical and dental courses including clinical provision 26,425 26,167

Thesis

A student who has completed his/her research and is engaged on writing up his/her thesis will be charged a fee of £257.

Tuition Fee Payment Options

The payment arrangements at enrolment and registration represent a significant change from previous years and students should ensure that they have made the necessary arrangements in advance of enrolment and registration.

The table below provides a summary of the payment options available to International students.

Options Notes
Pay tuition fees in full at enrolment Tuition fees can be paid by cheque, credit/debit card or bank transfer.
Direct Debit Minimum of 25% payment at enrolment, followed by 3 further payments (November, December , January)
Combination Sponsor/Balance Payable in full at enrolment
Sponsor Evidence of sponsorship or scholarship from a government or other
official organisation, must be provided at enrolment

PLEASE NOTE THAT 25% OF TUITION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Pay Tuition Fees in Full at Enrolment by Credit/Debit Card, Cheque or Bank Transfer.

Pay by Credit/Debit Card

Payment can be made online through 'self-service' on the student's Qsis account, by phoning the Fees Helpline on +0044 (0)2890 972767, or at one of the enrolment sites. 

It should be noted that debit/credit card payments made on-line will be processed to student accounts immediately at the point of payment. 

Debit/credit card payments made in person or by telephone may take up to one working day to be processed to student accounts.During the period of enrolment and registration, this may take longer. 

The University accepts payment via: 

  • Visa Debit/Credit
  • MasterCard
  • Maestro 

The University does not accept payment via: 

  • American Express
  • Solo
  • Laser 

Pay by Cheque

Cheques should be made payable to 'Queen's University Belfast', quoting the Student number on the back, and posted to the following address; 

Income and Student Finance
Student Guidance Centre
Queen's University Belfast
University Road
Belfast
BT7 1NN

Cheques or bank drafts must be drawn in pounds sterling and the University will not accept post-dated cheques. 

Pay by Bank Transfer

To pay by bank transfer, the payment must quote the student's number, and be made payable to the bank account below: 

Bank Address : Ulster Bank Limited
91/93 University Road
Belfast
BT7 1NG
Sort Code: 98-01-55
Account Number: 30090175
Account Name The Queen's University of Belfast Tuition Fee Account

For payments that originate outside the United Kingdom, but within the European Union, the following IBAN number should be quoted.

IBAN GB52 ULSB 9801 5530 0901 75
SWIFT Code ULSBGB2B

It is essential that the bank processing the transfer quotes the name of the student and his/her student number (also known as EmplId) on the transaction. If this information is not included, it may result in a delay in processing the payment to the student’s account. 

Students who wish to use this method of payment should complete and return the ‘Notification of Bank Transfer Payment’ form (Appendix 1), as soon as possible after the transaction has been completed at their bank, and forward it to the Income and Student Finance Office. The information on the form will assist the Income and Student Finance Office in identifying the payment.Students should retain a copy of the transfer documentation for future reference.

Pay by Cash

Cash cannot be accepted at the University enrolment sites and only up to a maximum of £300 at the Income and Student Finance Office.

Pay Tuition Fees by Direct Debit

Signing up to direct debit (DD) - This will require a minimum payment of 25% of the full tuition fee to be made at enrolment, followed by 3 consecutive monthly payments, November, December and January.

In order to be eligible to sign up to the Direct Debit Scheme, a minimum payment of 25% must be made, either by credit/debit card, cheque,or bank transfer. If paying by cheque or bank transfer, the payment needs to be received, and processed no later than 12th October 2012. Please note, that it may take several working days for a cheque or bank transfer to be processed to a student's account.

The person whose bank account the direct debits are to be paid from must complete a Direct Debit Mandate form and return this to the Income and Student Finance Office for receipt, no later than 12th October 2012. A new form needs to be completed for each academic year. 

Minimal payments and mandates received after 12th October 2012 mean that the student will not be eligible to avail of the Direct Debit Scheme, and in such cases the student's tuition fees will be due immediately.

Direct debit payments will be collected on the last working day of each month, or within 4 working days, from November 2012 to January 2013.

The direct debit facility is only available to those students who have a UK Current Bank Account (Not a Savings Account) which is recognised by the Direct Debit Scheme.

The direct debit mandate form can be downloaded via the following link: Direct Debit Mandate

Sponsor

Students sponsored by any grant-awarding body or official organisation must provide a letter of commitment from their sponsor. The letter must be on official letter-headed paper and provide the following details: 

Student name for which sponsoring
Contact Name
Address to which invoices should be sent by the University
Telephone Number
Email Address
Amount of Sponsorship
Duration of Sponsorship

Letters can be presented to the Income and Student Finance Office in person, by fax or by email please see below for details. 

A sponsor letter must be provided for each acadmeic year. 

Should a sponsor fail to pay tuition fees, liability for payment of the tuition fees will revert to the student.

Tuition Fee Liability for Student Withdrawals

The University policy on tuition fee liability, for all students commencing a degree course in September, is as follows:

  • Students withdrawing on or before 30 November are liable for 25% of the full fee.
  • Students withdrawing between 01 December and 28 February are liable for 50% of the full fee.
  • Students withdrawing from 01 March must pay the full fee for the year.

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E-Mail incomeoffice@qub.ac.uk
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