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Pay Your Tuition Fees

How you pay your tuition fees will depend on whether you are externally funded, self funded or internally funded.

You may be considered to be an externally funded student if you are receiving financial support from the Student Loans Company or a government funding body, being funded by a sponsor or in receipt of an educational loan.

You may be considered to be a self funded student if you are funding your own studies, getting financial help from family or friends, or are receiving financial assistance directly from an external funder.

You may be considered to be an internally funded student if you are receiving a University scholarship or funding which cover the full cost of your tuition fees and is not paid directly to you.

Find out the various ways you can pay your tuition fees, or pay a deposit towards your tuition fees, if you are externally funded or self funded:

EXTERNALLY FUNDED

You may be considered an externally-funded student if you are:

  • receiving a tuition fee student loan
  • receiving financial support from your government
  • funded by an external sponsor
  • receiving an educational loan

If you are receiving funds for your tuition fees directly from your sponsor to pay the University then you are considered to be a self funded student.

In the event that all or part of a student's tuition fees are not paid on their behalf by an organisation, authority or sponsor, then the student will become personally liable to pay the tuition fees to the University

  • Student Loans Company (including SAAS)

    Undergraduate students

    Eligible NI, GB and ROI students will be able to borrow the full cost of tuition from the Government, in the form of a tuition fee loan. The tuition fee loan is not currently means-tested and is available to all eligible students.

    Students can apply online for a tuition fee loan, maintenance loan and grant at the following links:

    Student Finance NI 

    Student Finance England 

    Student Finance Wales 

    Student Finance Scotland

    If you are an undergraduate NI, GB or ROI student, with a confirmed tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company (SLC), which covers your full tuition fees, we will confirm this directly with the SLC.

    Students from Scotland must submit their notification of tuition fee funding by email to studentfinance@qub.ac.uk

    If you wish to be automatically assessed for the Queen’s Bursary please ensure that you agree to share your financial information from your student finance application with the University.

    Postgraduate students

    Students normally resident in Northern Ireland can apply online for a tuition fee loan at Student Finance NI. Your tuition fee loan will be paid directly to the University on your behalf.

    Students normally resident in Scotland can apply online for a tuition fee loan at Student Finance Scotland. Your tuition fee loan will be paid directly to the University on your behalf.

    Students normally resident in England and Wales can apply online for a tuition fee loan at Students resident in England and Wales. Your tuition fee loan is paid directly to you. Therefore students funding their Masters with this loan, must pay a minimum 33% deposit payment at enrolment, followed by equal payments at the end of January and April. These dates are line with the loan instalment payment dates.

    To sign up to this arrangement students should download and complete a Payment Plan application form and return this to studentfinance@qub.ac.uk

     

     

  • NHS Bursaries

    In Northern Ireland, the Department of Health (DoH) provides bursaries for eligible medical and dental students. These bursaries are available for the fifth and later years of study in the UK.

    If you are a medical student and you expect your fees to be paid by the NHS Bursary Scheme you have to first apply for a bursary with the NHS directly. Applications must be made within six months of the start of the academic year.

    If you require further assistance, please contact the NHS student helpline on 0300 330 1345 or visit the NHS website: NHS Bursaries

    Please note that failure to apply on time could result in you becoming personally liable for your fees.

  • External Sponsor

    Sponsored students should inform the University that they are being sponsored during Enrolment and Registration (E&R) when coming through the E&R Portal. On the Portal there is an opportunity to select the option 'My fees will be paid by an External Sponsor' on the Payment Summary screen and on the subsequent screen to complete the sponsor details and upload a Sponsor Authorisation Form.

    If your sponsor has already provided you with a letter this must contain the following information below. 

    • Student name and student number
    • Sponsor contact name
    • Address to which invoices should be sent by the University
    • Contact Telephone Number
    • Contact Email Address
    • Amount of Sponsorship
    • Duration of Sponsorship

    Sponsor letters or Sponsor Authorisation Forms not uploaded in the E&R Portal can be emailed to sponsors@qub.ac.uk  

    An invoice will normally be issued to sponsors in November each year. Payment is due 30 days from the date of invoice.

    The tuition fee liability will revert to the student if fees remain outstanding after the due date. Suspensions will be applied to student accounts should these fees continue to remain outstanding. 

    If you have any further queries please contact sponsors@qub.ac.uk.

  • Educational Loan

    If you are a student with an educational loan from the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Canada, Latin America or India you will have to send proof of your funding.

    This also applies if you are a student with a Career Development Loan or any private Educational Loan. Proof of funding should be emailed to studentfinance@qub.ac.uk

    If you are a student from the US please refer to US loans.

     

SELF-FUNDED

You may be considered to be a self funded student if you are:

  • funding your own studies
  • getting financial help from family or friends
  • receiving financial assistance directly from an external funder (excluding educational loans from a government agency)

The payment options for self-funded students are detailed below

 

  • Flywire Online via QSIS

    You can pay your tuition fees now through your Qsis account via the Flywire Portal. 

    Pay now

    Flywire allows you to:

    • Pay by bank transfer, credit and debit card and e-wallet solutions including Alipay & Paypal
    • Pay in over 150 currencies
    • Save money on bank fees and exchange
    • Pay from any country and any bank
    • Pay by bank transfer, credit and debit card and e-wallet solutions including Alipay & Paypal
    • Track your payment online 24/7
    • Receive email and text updates regarding your payment status
    • 24/7 dedicated multilingual customer support
  • Flywire Payment Plan - only available from 16th October 2023

    Payment Plans dates detailed below are for 2024-25 

    Two Payment Plans are available through our Payment Platform provider Flywire when completing financial registration.

    You must have paid 25% of your tuition fees due at Enrolment and Registration to be eligible to sign up to one of these Payment Plans. 

    Dates of the Monthly and Term Payment Plans are below. Outstanding tuition fees are spread equally over the payment dates of the plan selected.          

    Monthly Payment Plan Dates Term Payment Plan Dates
    1 October 2024 1 October 2024
    1 November 2024  1 December 2024
    1 December 2024 1 February 2025
    1 January 2025  
    1 February 2025  
       
  • Step by Step Guide to signing up to a Payment Plan via Flywire

    A step by step guide to signing up to a Payment Plan via Flywire is available below

    Payment Plan Guide