International student deposits

All overseas applicants must pay a minimum deposit of £4000 before the CAS can be issued. However, you can pay any amount above this. If you choose to pay your tuition fees in full before your visa appointment then you must pay the total fee due as written on your CAS confirmation email or offer email.

The quickest way to pay the deposit is by credit or debit card through our Applicant Portal.

If you are unable to pay by credit or debit card then you can pay in a number of different ways, including by Bank Transfer. See the Paying your fees page.

On receipt of the full deposit, the University will register the applicant with the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI). The student will receive a unique reference number to be used when applying for the visa called a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

The deposit will only be refunded if one of the following applies:

  • the visa application is refused
  • the course is cancelled and a satisfactory alternative cannot be found
  • the student is not eligible for the course because of non-achievement of required grades.
  • you decide to withdraw from your course within 14 calendar days of enrolment

A student in receipt of a scholarship for less than 50% of fees will still be required to pay the deposit. The deposit remains payable if the student is sponsored by a company (apart from the Saudi Government) or a family member.

International student applicants are not required to pay a deposit if they:

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Visas and student advice

View our guidelines on visa regulations for UK study.

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Frequently asked questions

Check out our fees FAQs.