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Tuition Fees

The following tuition fee information refers to UK and EU students only.

For more information on international tuition fees (non-EU) please see International Tuition Fees.

    Northern IrelandEngland, Scotland and Wales (GB Students)Republic of Ireland or other non-UK EU countriesIslands
    £4,395 £9,250 £4,395 £9,250 

    Students, who normally live in Northern Ireland, will be charged tuition fees of £4,395 per annum for full time undergraduate programmes.

    Students who normally live in England, Scotland and Wales (GB Students), and who commence study from 2020/21 onwards, will be charged tuition fees of £9,250 per annum for full time undergraduate programmes.

    Students, who normally live in the Republic of Ireland or other non-UK EU countries, will be charged tuition fees of £4,395 per annum for full time undergraduate programmes.

    Students, who normally live in the Islands will be charged tuition fees of £9,250 per annum for full time undergraduate programmes.

    A fee of £845 will be charged for sandwich-year placements.

    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 via the enrolment and registration wizard.

    Students, whose personal contribution is £300 or less, will be required to pay in full at enrolment and registration.

    Please refer to the Student Finance Framework below for information on how tuition fees are calculated. 


    The payment arrangements at enrolment and registration are outlined below. Students should ensure that they have made the necessary payment arrangements in advance of enrolment and registration.

    Students whose personal contribution is £300 or less, will be required to pay in full on enrolment

    The table below provides a summary of the payment options available to Undergraduate students, with the exception of International (non-EU) Undergraduate students.


    Options Notes
    Apply for a tuition fee loan to the SLC (Defer Fees) Students can apply to SLC for a tuition fee loan, up to their maximum tuition fee liability.
    Pay tuition fees in full at enrolment Tuition fees can be paid online via a student's Qsis Account, by cheque, credit/debit card or bank transfer.
    Direct Debit

    Minimum payment of 25% of calculated tuition fees at enrolment and registration, followed by 3 further bi-monthly payments at the end of November, January and March.
    Exam only and thesis only charges cannot be paid by Direct Debit.
    A Direct Debit mandate MUST be submitted by 10th October 2020 to avail of this payment option.
    The Direct Debit Mandate can be downloaded via the following link here.

    Sponsor Evidence of sponsorship or scholarship from a government or other official organisation, must be provided at enrolment and registration.


    For example SLC and Sponsor, with any balance payable by the student in full at enrolment and registration.


    The overarching principle, regarding the payment of tuition fees, and other associated charges, is that the student remains liable for the payment.  If the student loan or sponsorship arrangements do not subsequently provide funding, the student will be required to pay all fees and charges personally.

    Please note the 25% of Tuition Fees are Non-Refundable.

    Failure to pay tuition fees and/or related charges, or make appropriate arrangements to pay tuition fees, by the relevant deadline, will lead to a student being suspended.  Students under suspension will not be eligible to enrol or graduate.

    Payment options

    from the Student Loans Company

    Completing your student finance application

    Before applying

    Before you apply, you should check what types of student finance are available and if you qualify for student finance.

    The two main types of student finance are:

    All full-time students who qualify for student finance are entitled to a basic amount of financial help. Anyone can get a loan to cover tuition fees. However, the total amount you can get through grants and the Student Loan for Maintenance will depend on your household income/ benefits (for example, your income, together with your parents' or partner's income).

    For more information on how income is assessed, visit:

    How to apply for student finance

    Register online

    You need to register with Student Finance NI. You will need your National Insurance number for this.

    You will be given a unique 11 digit Customer Reference Number better known as your ‘ART ID’. You will be asked to set your own password and choose a secret question and answer. Your password and secret answer will help identify you whenever you access information about your student finance account, either online or by phone.

    Parents or partners can also register online separately by creating an online account. Once registered, you can click on a link to ‘support a student’s application’. You will need the student's ART ID to link to their account.

    Paper applications

    If you apply on paper, you register by sending your application form plus any suitable evidence to your Education Authority regional office(external link opens in a new window / tab)

    An online account will be set up on your behalf and you will be sent a password and secret answer. When you login to your online student finance account for the first time you will be prompted to change your password and secret answer to something more memorable.

    Applying for student finance after your first year

    For each year that you need student finance, you must send in an application form. Please


    Education Authority's contact details below:

    Belfast Region

    028 9056 4000

    South Eastern Region

    028 9056 6200

    North Eastern Region

    028 2565 3333

    Western Region

    028 8241 1411

    Southern Region

    028 3751 2200

    Students from Northern Ireland can apply online for a fee loan via the Student Finance Northern Ireland website or by calling Student Finance Northern Ireland on 0845 600 0662. 

    Students from England can apply via Student Finance England:

    Students from Wales can apply via Student Finance Wales:

    Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)

    Scottish students can apply for a loan to pay their fees if they are studying at a UK institution outside Scotland and meet SAAS residency eligibility conditions. The residency eligibility conditions are complicated and if a student is in any doubt about their residence status, they should contact SAAS for advice.

    As confirmation of funding SAAS will send students a financial notification letter which they should give to the Student Finance Office during enrolment and registration to ensure their tuition fees are paid. SAAS will make tuition fee payments made directly to the University on the student’s behalf.

    When an application has been made for a full-time undergraduate programme, prospective students should apply for a tuition fee loan and/or maintenance loan. Students do not need to wait until a firm offer of a place has have received.

    For further up-to-date information and frequently asked questions regarding SAAS and the application process and closing dates, please visit SAAS.

    European Union (EU) Students (Non-UK)

    Non-United Kingdom EU students will pay the same tuition fees as Northern Ireland (NI) resident students. EU students can defer their tuition fees by applying for a tuition loan from the SLC. For further information on applying for a tuition loan and support available, please contact the Student Loans Company EU Team, Podium Room 38, Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington DL3 9BG. Telephone 014 1243 3570 or email

    for Full-time Undergraduate Student Withdrawals

    The date when a student withdraws will affect the level of tuition fees which may be refunded and it will also affect a student's maintenance and tuition loan.  Adjustments to tuition fees are calculated with reference to the date of a student's withdrawal from the University, not the last date of attendance. The tables below demonstrates how tuition fees are calculated in respect of withdrawals;

    Withdrawal Policy (effective from 1 August 2020)

    Full-time Undergraduate Student Withdrawal and Module Drop Dates and Fee Implications

    Attendance/SLC Liability Point
      Normal Effective Date        
     Fee Due to the University 
    Completion of Enrolment and Registration (non-refundable) September/October 25%
    Resumption of Autumn Semester following the Vacation Period                 11 January 2021 50%
    Resumption of Spring Semester following the Vacation Period 19 April 2021 100%


    Part-time Undergraduate Student Withdrawal and Module Drop Dates and Fee Implications

    Autumn Modules Spring Modules Summer Modules Full Year Modules Fee Due to the University

    Completion of enrolment
    and registration

    Completion of enrolment
    and registration
    Completion of enrolment
    and registration
    Completion of enrolment
    and registration
    From 1 November 2020 From 1 March 2021 From 1 July 2021 From 1 November 2020 50%
    N/A N/A N/A From 1 March 2021 75%
    From 1 December 2020 From 1 April 2021 From 1 August 2021 From 1 April 2021 100%


    Fees for part-time students are calculated by semester.  Further details of the withdrawal and module drop policy, for part-time students, are outlined in the Student Finance Framework 2019-2020



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