Undergraduate Tuition Fees NI/GB/EU/ISLAND 2015-16

  Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2007/08

Section Contents
Tuition Fees
Tuition Fee Payment Options
Part-Time Students
European Union (EU) & Other Students
Tuition Fee Liability for Student Withdrawals

Additional Information and Student Support

Full-time Undergraduate Tuition Fees

Students who normally live in Northern Ireland, will be charged tuition fees of £3,805 for full time undergraduate programmes.

Students who normally live in England, Scotland and Wales (GB Students), will be charged tuition fees of £9,000 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 £3,805 for full time undergraduate programmes.

Students who normally live in the Islands, will be charged tuition fees of £9,000 for full time undergraduate programmes. For undergraduate programmes that contain pre-clinical elements a fee of £9,000 will be charged and for undergraduate programmes that contain Clinical elements a fee is still to be confirmed.

A fee of £740 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 £250 or less, will be required to pay in full at enrolment and registeration.

Please refer to the Student Finance Framework 2015-16 for further information on how tuition fees are calculated.


Tuition Fee Payment Options

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 £250 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.

The Direct Debit Mandate can be downloaded via the following link Direct Debit Mandate form.

Combination SLC/Sponsor/Balance Payable in full at enrolment and registration.
Sponsor Evidence of sponsorship or scholarship from a government or other
official organisation, must be provided 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

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Further Notes

Applying for a Tuition Fee Loan from the SLC

When a full-time student has applied for a university course he/she can apply to his/her local Education and Library Board (ELB) or Education Authority for a tuition fee loan and/or maintanence loan. A single application form is used for applying for a tuition fee loan, maintanence loan and Government maintenance grants. Students first registering in 2015-16 should complete a PN1 form ( this includes students studying on a PGCE course and a number of specifically designated PGT courses) Returning students who registered prior to 2015-16, should complete a PR1 form.

A student does not need to wait until a firm offer of a university place has have received. Application forms are available from March 2015. A student can contact his/her local ELB (Student Awards), or Education Authority, if residing outside Northern Ireland, and ask for an application form. The student award contact numbers for each ELB are:

Belfast Education and Library Board 028 9056 4000 http://www.belb.org.uk/
South Eastern Education and Library Board 028 9056 6200 http://www.seelb.org.uk/
North Eastern Education and Library Board 028 2565 3333 http://www.neelb.org.uk/
Western Education and Library Board 028 8241 1411 http://www.welbni.org/
Southern Education and Library Board 028 3751 2200 http://www.selb.org/


Students from Northern Ireland can also apply online for a fee loan via the Student Finance Northern Ireland website or by calling Student Finance Northern Ireland on 0845 600 0662. Monday to Friday 8.00am to 8.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9.00am to 4.00pm.

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Students from England can apply via Student Finance England.

Students from Wales can apply via Student Finance Wales.

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Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)

A student can apply for a loan to pay their fees if they are studying at a UK institution outside Scotland and started their course in 2006/07 or later and meet SAAS residency eligibility conditions. The residence eligibility conditions are complicated. If a student is in any doubt about their residence status, they should contact SAAS for advice.

The student will receive a financial notification letter which should be passed to the University in order to successfully complete their enrolment.

SAAS Tuition Fee payments will be made directly to the University on the student’s behalf.
A student may not be entitled to apply for a student loan to pay their tuition fees if they are repeating any period of study or have done a course of higher education before.

A student should normally apply as soon as possible and not wait for exam results or a firm offer. A student can apply for their fee loan along with their main support. Respective closing dates apply.

For further up-to-date information and frequently asked questions regarding SAAS and the application process and closing dates, please visit http://www.saas.gov.uk/

The ELB or Education Authority will send the student a Support Notification which will include details of the amount of fee loan the student has requested. Please retain this for your own records

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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 EU_Team@slc.co.uk

Students undertaking Part-time Degree Courses.

This section refers to Students who commence study on a part-time program, rather than revert to part-time, having commenced originally on a full-time program.

Part-time students are not eligible to apply for tuition fee loans, with the exception of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) students and those who change from full-time to part-time study, temporarily. The latter category should contact their local Education and Library Board to check if they are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan.

The part-time modular fee is £252, for 2015-16, based on a standard CATS point module.

CATS is an acronym for the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme. This is a system which gives credit for each individual course unit that is completed successfully.

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Tuition Fee Liability for Full-time Undergaduate 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 table below demonstrates how tuition fees are calculated in respect of withdrawals;

Withdrawal Policy (effective from 1 August 2015)

Attendance/SLC Liability Point Normal Effective Date Fees due to the University
Completion of Enrolment and Registration (non-refundable) September/October 25%
Resumption of Autumn Semester following the Vacation Period  11 January 2016 50%
Resumption of Spring Semester following the Vacation Period 11 April 2016 100%


The dates of the University’s Semesters and Vacations are available on the website:


Tuition Fee Liability for Part-time Undergaduate Student Withdrawals 

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 Section 4.4.2 of the Student Finance Framework 2015-16

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 Additional Information 

Any queries on tuition fees contact the Fees Helpline (Student Finance Office) on 028 9097 3223.
Student Funding Any queries on student funding should be addressed to the appropriate ELB on the contact details above.
Student Support

For information on student support 2015-16 click here.

Financial Advice

For advice on applying for tuition fee and other student loans and student support, contact the Financial Advisor in the Students' Union. Phone 028 9097 1049.

Student Finance

Email: studentfinance@qub.ac.uk or Fax: +44(0)28 9097 2856