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Money Matters

Everything you'll need to know about your tuition fees, available bursaries, scholarships and more.

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International students
Tuition fees

Queen's offers lower tuition fees and living expenses than many other similarly well-regarded universities in the United Kingdom. The fees you will pay will vary depending on the course you choose and the level of study.

Detailed information on International tuition fees is available at

Payment of Fees

A summary of the fee payment requirements for 2021 entry is outlined below. 

As a condition of completing the registration process all students must either:

a) provide evidence of sponsorship or scholarship from a government or other official organisation. All sponsor letters should be submitted by 8 October 2021.


b) on enrolment, pay the total annual fee


c) on enrolment, pay a minimum 25% of the total annual fee, and the balance in three equal amounts, on the last working day of November 2021, January 2022 and March 2022, inclusive, or within four working days of each. Registration will be completed following a minimum payment for the direct debit option. This payment option is only available to those students who have a current account (not savings account) with a UK bank, which is recognised by the Direct Debit Scheme. Students who need to open a current account with a UK bank can do so once registered. Students must sign and submit a Direct Debit Mandate with their bank account details by 8 October 2021.

Please note that cash will not be accepted at any of the registration sites. Students can pay by bank transfer, credit/debit card (excluding American Express) – see Methods of Payment below.

Students will not be permitted to commence their studies until these procedures have been completed.

Methods of Payment

Please consult this section of the website for full details on payment methods


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Financing your studies
Scholarship Programmes

Queen’s offers a range of scholarships for international students. 

Find out more by visiting

Rebecca Clarke, Library Assistant, McClay Library
International students
Living expenses

As a guide, students from outside the British Isles are advised that a sum of £7,500 - £8,500 (excluding tuition fees) is normally required to cover a student's needs for one academic year. However, it should be noted that students in certain departments are required to purchase instruments or equipment or attend field courses. The funds required to cover such equipment may be additional to the above sum. Furthermore, the sum suggested does not take account of the funds necessary for the support of any dependants a student may have.  The overall cost of attendance will vary depending on lifestyle. More information about the cost of living in Belfast can be found here.


If students have any queries with regard to the fee payment arrangements they should in the first instance contact the Income and Student Finance Office in the Finance Department on +44 (0) 28 9097 2767. Please note that students will not be able to complete the registration process at the beginning of the academic year unless one of the three payment options noted in section 2 above in has been complied with.

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Need more support?
Students' Union

Help and advice with any aspect of Student Finance can be sought from Connie Craig, Students’ Union Financial Adviser -

Guidance and advice on general money management such as how to live on a budget or how best to deal with your student debt, can be obtained from Debbie Forsey, Students’ Union Money Management Adviser -

Connie, Debbie and Students’ Union Education and Welfare Adviser, Brian are based in the Students’ Union Advice Centre on the 2nd floor of the Students’ Union building.