The University of Cumbria would like to support all our International students during this difficult time. We have therefore introduced financial support packages to assist current offer holders, applicants, and new or returning students.

Contact our dedicated International Support Team.

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Tuition fees for international students

The following tuition fees are for undergraduate students starting studying in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic years (between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2022).

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Undergraduate tuition fees
Course level2022/232021/22
Bachelor's degree (BA, BSc, LLB) £13,250 £12,800†
BA (Hons) Social Work        £16,000 £15,500†
Health pre-registration programmes £16,000  £15,500†
DipHE or CertHE £13,250 £12,800†
BA or BSc with integrated foundation year £8,565 (year 1)
BA or BSc fee for the year of study applies in years 2-4

£8,275 (year 1)†
BA or BSc fee for the year of study applies in years 2-4

Sandwich or placement year £1,650
Fee payable by students who enrol in 2019/20 or 2020/21 for their sandwich or placement year
£1,650. Fee payable by students who enrol in 2021/22 for their sandwich or placement year
BA, BSc, BEng or LLB - accelerated 2 year degree £15,835 £15,300†
Foundation degree (FdA, FdSc) £13,250† £12,800†
Non-medical prescribing £2,875 £2,875
Pre-sessional English (6 weeks) TBC

£2100*

Pre-sessional English (12 weeks) TBC £3800*

 † An early payment discount is available for international students. 

Please note: These fees apply to the 2022/23 and 2021/22 academic years only and may be subject to inflationary increases in subsequent years of study.

* The pre-sessional courses The pre-sessional courses include Password English Language Test. The Password English Language Test will be used to confirm that students have reached the correct English level to be able to continue onto their substantive degree.

Fee Deposit Policy

Before you can get started with your course, you will be required to pay a deposit of 50% of the substantive programme fee plus the full amount of any pre-sessional fees. Until we receive this deposit, you will not be issued a 'Confirmation of Acceptance'. Your offer letter will provide more information on how to pay your deposit, but we recommend paying online. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable unless your visa is refused due to exceptional circumstances.

Pay your deposit online

Payment instructions

Alternatively you can provide a letter of sponsorship/financial guarantee. This must be on letter-headed paper and include the following information:

  • name of the programme and academic year for which the sponsorship applies
  • amount of sponsorship (for example, full fees or specified amount in pounds sterling)
  • your full name (as stated on your passport)
  • your student identification number
  • address and named contact to which the University of Cumbria should send the invoice
  • full name and address of the sponsoring institution

Pre-sessional courses

Those required to attend a pre-sessional course will need to pay the full fee, in addition to the deposit, which is part payment of the substantive programme fee. The university will not issue the unconditional offer or CAS until both the deposit and full pre-sessional fees are paid.

If a student on the 12-week pre-sessional fails to progress on academic grounds, the full deposit for the substantive programme will be repaid. If a student on either the 6-week or 12-week pre-sessional fails to progress as a result of non-attendance, poor attendance or lack of effort, the minimum payment 50% of the fees for the substantive programme will not be repaid.

Deposit refunds

A refund of the 50% minimum payment will only be considered where a student has been refused a visa for non-fraudulent reasons. Students may apply for a refund by sending copies of the official visa refusal notification from the Home Office (UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)), together with passport details. The university reserves the right to verify details with UKVI.

Where the university decides to make a refund of the minimum payment, this will be refunded in pounds sterling to the person who originally made the payment. The university will transfer the deposit in the most cost-effective way but will not be liable for any bank charges involved in the money transfer. Please note refunds can take 3-4 weeks to arrive in your bank.  Refunds will not be made if the visa application is refused, or a CAS is withdrawn, on the grounds of fraudulent activity by the student, or due to failure to disclose full details in the application.

Refunds will not be made if the student fails to attend at the start of the programme or withdraws after the start of the programme.

Paying your tuition fees

After you have paid your deposit or provided your sponsorship letter, you can decide to pay the fee balance in full, or follow our instalment plan.  It will be denoted in your offer letter how much you need to pay for the first year of the course.

An early payment discount is available if you choose to pay your full annual tuition fee before the CAS is issued (or in limited cases by registration). The early payment discount is only available to self-funded students in their first year, and excludes pre-sessional courses, partnerships and students receiving other benefits such as scholarships.

If your offer letter denotes you can pay via deposit and then in instalments you will be required to pay 75% of your total tuition fees prior to registration. The deposit you have already paid will be included.  For example: If your tuition fees are £10,000, and you’ve paid a deposit of £5000, you’ll need to pay £2,500 prior to registration to complete the 75% requirement. The remaining 25% must be paid three weeks before the end of your first term.  

If you are enrolling onto a one semester programme or short course, the tuition fee must be paid in full prior to the start of the programme or course. If your tuition is being sponsored, then you will not be able to pay with an instalment plan.

Pay your fees online

Payment instructions

Accommodation

From only £10 per night, we provide the lowest cost student accommodation in the North West. Check out our accommodation page for a full price list and more details about the residences.

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Paying for your accommodation

If you choose to stay in university accommodation you will be required to make a pre-payment of £250.

After you have made the pre-payment, and the contract has been returned, the balance of your contract will be due. Payment must be made by registration. Instalments are not available.

Please note that you do have the option to pay for the accommodation in full with the contract.

Payment must be made in pounds sterling. You will be given the option online to convert your currency when making a payment.

Pay your deposit online

Payment instructions

If you’re having trouble paying online or have any questions, please contact your admissions officer who can give you advice about paying by bank transfer.

Planning your finances

Studying in a different country is a big financial investment, so you need to ensure you have everything planned when it comes to spending your money.

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There are many points to consider before submitting your application, such as food, accommodation and other day-to-day expenses.

We recommend that you budget at least £7,500 for an academic year in the UK. This will include your accommodation and living expenses. To help you plan effectively, we suggest using the online International Student Calculator to set a proper budget for your academic life.

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study with the University you need to provide evidence of minimum funds that will be available to you. Please see UKVI requirements on their website in the “Tier 4 of the points based system: policy guidance” booklet. You will also find details of UKVI’s current requirements for the evidence you will need to provide during your application.

Tuition fees for international students

The following tuition fees are for undergraduate students starting studying in the 2021/22 and 2022/23 academic years (between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2023).

University-based

The tuition fee for international students is £13,250 for 2022/23 and £12,800 for 2021/22

Fee Deposit Policy

Before you can get started with your course, you will be required to pay a deposit of 50% of your course fee plus any pre-sessional fees in full (unless otherwise stated in your offer letter). Until we receive this deposit, you will not be issued a 'Confirmation of Acceptance'. Your offer letter will provide more information on how to pay your deposit, but we recommend paying online. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable unless your visa is refused due to exceptional circumstances.

Pay your deposit online

Payment instructions (PDF)

Alternatively you can provide a letter of sponsorship/financial guarantee. This must be on letter-headed paper and include the following information:

  • name of the programme and academic year for which the sponsorship applies
  • amount of sponsorship (for example, full fees or specified amount in pounds sterling)
  • your full name (as stated on your passport)
  • your student identification number
  • address and named contact to which the University of Cumbria should send the invoice
  • full name and address of the sponsoring institution

Pre-sessional courses

Those required to attend a pre-sessional course will need to pay the full fee, in addition to the deposit, which is part payment of the substantive programme fee. The university will not issue the unconditional offer or CAS until both the deposit and full pre-sessional fees are paid.

If a student on the 11-week pre-sessional fails to progress on academic grounds, the full deposit for the substantive programme will be repaid. If a student on either the 6-week or 11-week pre-sessional fails to progress as a result of non-attendance, poor attendance or lack of effort, the deposit for the substantive programme will not be repaid.

Deposit refunds

A refund of the deposits will only be considered where a student has been refused a visa for non-fraudulent reasons. Students may apply for a refund by sending copies of the official visa refusal notification from the Home Office (UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)), together with passport details. The university reserves the right to verify details with UKVI.

Where the university decides to make a refund of the deposit, this will be refunded in pounds sterling to the person who originally made the payment. The university will transfer the deposit in the most cost-effective way but will not be liable for any bank charges involved in the money transfer. Refunds will not be made if the visa application is refused, or a CAS is withdrawn, on the grounds of fraudulent activity by the student, or due to failure to disclose full details in the application.

Refunds will not be made if the student fails to attend at the start of the programme or withdraws after the start of the programme.

Paying your tuition fees

After you have paid your deposit or provided your sponsorship letter, you can decide to pay the fee balance in full, or you can follow our instalment plan.

An early payment discount is available if you choose to pay your full annual tuition fee by registration and not in instalments. The early payment discount is only available to self-funded students in their first year, and excludes pre-sessional courses, partnerships and students receiving other benefits such as scholarships.

If you choose to pay in instalments you will be required to pay 75% of your total tuition fees prior to registration. The deposit you have already paid will be included.  For example: If you’ve paid a deposit 50%, you’ll need to pay a further 25% prior to registration to complete the 75% requirement. The remaining 25% must be paid three weeks before the end of your first term.  

If you are enrolling onto a one semester programme or short course, the tuition fee must be paid in full prior to the start of the programme or course. If your tuition is being sponsored, then you will not be able to pay with an instalment plan.

Make a payment

Payment instructions (PDF)

School Direct

The tuition fee for international students is £13,250 for 2022/23 and £12,800 for 2021/22

Fee Deposit Policy

Before you can get started with your course, you will be required to pay a deposit of 50% of your course fee plus any pre-sessional fees in full (unless otherwise stated in your offer letter). Until we receive this deposit, you will not be issued a 'Confirmation of Acceptance'. Your offer letter will provide more information on how to pay your deposit, but we recommend paying online. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable unless your visa is refused due to exceptional circumstances.

Pay your deposit online

Payment instructions

Alternatively you can provide a letter of sponsorship/financial guarantee. This must be on letter-headed paper and include the following information:

  • name of the programme and academic year for which the sponsorship applies
  • amount of sponsorship (for example, full fees or specified amount in pounds sterling)
  • your full name (as stated on your passport)
  • your student identification number
  • address and named contact to which the University of Cumbria should send the invoice
  • full name and address of the sponsoring institution

Pre-sessional courses

Those required to attend a pre-sessional course will need to pay the full fee, in addition to the deposit, which is part payment of the substantive programme fee. The university will not issue the unconditional offer or CAS until both the deposit and full pre-sessional fees are paid.

If a student on the 11-week pre-sessional fails to progress on academic grounds, the full deposit for the substantive programme will be repaid. If a student on either the 6-week or 11-week pre-sessional fails to progress as a result of non-attendance, poor attendance or lack of effort, the deposit for the substantive programme will not be repaid.

Deposit refunds

A refund of the deposits will only be considered where a student has been refused a visa for other than fraudulent reasons. Students may apply for a refund by sending copies of the official visa refusal notification from the British Embassy or High Commission, together with passport details. The university reserves the right to verify details with the embassy or High Commission.

Where the university decides to make a refund of the deposit, this will be refunded in pounds sterling to the person who originally made the payment. The university will transfer the deposit in the most cost-effective way but will not be liable for any bank charges involved in the money transfer. Refunds will not be made if the refusal, or a CAS withdrawal, is on the grounds of fraudulent activity by the student, or due to failure to disclose full details in the application.

Refunds will not be made if the student fails to attend at the start of the programme or withdraws after the start of the programme.

Paying your tuition fees

After you have paid your deposit or provided your sponsorship letter, you can decide to pay the fee balance in full, or you can follow our instalment plan.

An early payment discount is available if you choose to pay your full annual tuition fee by registration and not in instalments. The early payment discount is only available to self-funded students in their first year, and excludes pre-sessional courses, partnerships and students receiving other benefits such as scholarships.

If you choose to pay in instalments you will be required to pay 75% of your total tuition fees prior to registration (unless otherwise stated in your offer letter). The deposit you have already paid will be included. For example: If you’ve paid a 50% deposit, you’ll need to pay a further 25% prior to registration to complete the 75% requirement. The remaining 25% must be paid three weeks before the end of your first term.  

If you are enrolling onto a one semester programme or short course, the tuition fee must be paid in full prior to the start of the programme or course. If your tuition is being sponsored, then you will not be able to pay with an instalment plan.

Make a payment

Payment instructions (PDF)

PGCE (non-QTS)

The tuition fee for international students for PGCE non-QTS, for 2022/23 is £3,500.

Paying your fees

You can pay your tuition fees online, directly to the university.

Tuition fee invoices are sent electronically to students' university and personal email accounts.

Make a payment

Payment instructions (PDF)

Accommodation

From only £10 per night, we provide the lowest cost student accommodation in the North West. Check out our accommodation pages for a full price list and more details about the residences.

Read more

Paying for your accommodation

If you choose to stay in university accommodation you will be required to make a pre-payment of £250.

After you have made the pre-payment, and the contract has been returned, the balance of your contract will be due. Payment must be made by registration. Instalments are not available.

Please note that you do have the option to pay for the accommodation in full with the contract.

Payment must be made in pounds sterling. You will be given the option online to convert your currency when making a payment.

Pay online

Payment instructions

If you’re having trouble paying online or have any questions, please contact your admissions officer who can give you advice about paying by bank transfer.

Planning your finances

Studying in a different country is a big financial investment, so you need to ensure you have everything planned when it comes to spending your money.

Read more

There are many points to consider before submitting your application, such as food, accommodation and other day-to-day expenses.

We recommend that you budget at least £7,500 for an academic year in the UK. This will include your accommodation and living expenses. To help you plan effectively, we suggest using the online International Student Calculator to set a proper budget for your academic life.

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study with the University you need to provide evidence of minimum funds that will be available to you. Please see UKVI requirements on their website in the “Tier 4 of the points based system: policy guidance” booklet. You will also find details of UKVI’s current requirements for the evidence you will need to provide during your application.

Tuition fees for international students

Postgraduate tuition fees vary based on the intensity and length of the course. The links below provide details of the tuition fees the University charges for each programme.

If the programme you are interested in is not listed or you have further questions, please contact our Course Enquiry Centre.

For information about postgraduate programmes delivered in partnership with Robert Kennedy College, please visit their website.

Taught Degrees

Postgraduate Taught Fees 2020-21

Postgraduate Taught Fees 2021-22

Please note that fees for modules and programmes may increase due to inflation.

For information about postgraduate programmes delivered in partnership with Robert Kennedy College, please visit their website.

Fee Deposit Policy

Before you can get started with your course, you will be required to pay a deposit of 50% of the substantive programme fee plus the full amount of any pre-sessional fees. Until we receive this deposit, you will not be issued a 'Confirmation of Acceptance'. Your offer letter will provide more information on how to pay your deposit, but we recommend paying online. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable unless your visa is refused due to exceptional circumstances.

Pay your deposit online 

Payment Instructions

Alternatively you can provide a letter of sponsorship/financial guarantee. This must be on letter-headed paper and include the following information:

  • name of the programme and academic year for which the sponsorship applies
  • amount of sponsorship (for example, full fees or specified amount in pounds sterling)
  • your full name (as stated on your passport)
  • your student identification number
  • address and named contact to which the University of Cumbria should send the invoice
  • full name and address of the sponsoring institution

Pre-sessional courses

Those required to attend a pre-sessional course will need to pay the full fee, in addition to the deposit, which is part payment of the substantive programme fee. The university will not issue the unconditional offer or CAS until both the deposit and full pre-sessional fees are paid.

If a student on the 12-week pre-sessional fails to progress on academic grounds, the full deposit for the substantive programme will be repaid. If a student on either the 6-week or 12-week pre-sessional fails to progress as a result of non-attendance, poor attendance or lack of effort, the minimum payment of 50% of the fees for the substantive programme will not be repaid.

Deposit refunds

A refund of the 50% minimum payment will only be considered where a student has been refused a visa for non-fraudulent reasons. Students may apply for a refund by sending copies of the official visa refusal notification from the Home Office (UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)), together with passport details. The university reserves the right to verify details with UKVI.

Where the university decides to make a refund of the minimum payment, this will be refunded in pounds sterling to the person who originally made the payment. The university will transfer the deposit in the most cost-effective way but will not be liable for any bank charges involved in the money transfer. Please note refunds can take 3-4 weeks to arrive in your bank.  Refunds will not be made if the visa application is refused, or a CAS is withdrawn, on the grounds of fraudulent activity by the student, or due to failure to disclose full details in the application.

Refunds will not be made if the student fails to attend at the start of the programme or withdraws after the start of the programme.

Paying your fees

After you have paid your deposit or provided your sponsorship letter, you can decide to pay the fee balance in full, or follow our instalment plan.  It will be denoted in your offer letter how much you need to pay for the first year of the course.

An early payment discount is available if you choose to pay your full annual tuition fee before the CAS is issued (or in limited cases by registration). The early payment discount is only available to self-funded students in their first year, and excludes pre-sessional courses, partnerships and students receiving other benefits such as scholarships.

If your offer letter denotes you can pay via deposit and then in instalments you will be required to pay 75% of your total tuition fees prior to registration. The deposit you have already paid will be included.  For example: If your tuition fees are £10,000, and you’ve paid a deposit of £5000, you’ll need to pay £2,500 prior to registration to complete the 75% requirement. The remaining 25% must be paid three weeks before the end of your first term.  

If you are enrolling onto a one semester programme or short course, the tuition fee must be paid in full prior to the start of the programme or course. If your tuition is being sponsored, then you will not be able to pay with an instalment plan.

Tuition fee invoices are sent electronically to students’ university and personal email accounts a few weeks after registration.

Make a payment

Payment instructions

Doctorates, including MRes

Download the 2020-21 fees list (PDF)

Download the Research & Taught PhDs 2021-22 fees list (PDF)


Please note that fees will increase due to inflation.

Paying your fees

You can pay your tuition fees online, directly to the university. Payment terms and conditions and deadlines will be included in your offer letter. They will include a payment in advance of Confirmation of Acceptance.

Make a payment

Payment instructions

Alumni Discount

If you are interested in continuing your studies past graduation, then we’re here to help you get started. We offer a discount on postgraduate fees to eligible graduates of the University of Cumbria, or any of its legacy institutions.

For your first postgraduate award, you could receive as much as a 20% discount on taught courses, or 10% on research degrees. This is for awards of up to a maximum of 180 credits, and does not apply to PGCE students. International students will be entitled to the same absolute discount (not percentage) as home and EU students.

To receive this discount, you must have previously studied at the University of Cumbria as an undergraduate and achieved an award of 120 credits minimum, as well as meet the relevant entry requirements for postgraduate study. For research degrees, this will apply to any alumni that have graduated in the last 5 years. Accreditation of Prior Learning charges are not included in this discount.

We want to reward our students who choose to continue with academia, so for more information on this discount or anything about postgraduate study, please contact the Enquiry Centre.

Accommodation

From only £10 per night, we provide the lowest cost student accommodation in the North West. Check out our accommodation page for a full price list and more details about the residences.

Read more

Paying for your accommodation

If you choose to stay in university accommodation you will be required to make a pre-payment of £250.

After you have made the pre-payment and the contract has been returned, the balance of your contract will be due. Payment must be made by registration. Instalments are not available.

Please note that you do have the option to pay for the accommodation in full with the contract.

Payment must be made in pounds sterling. You will be given the option online to convert your currency when making a payment.

Pay for your accommodation

If you’re having trouble paying online or have any questions, please contact your admissions officer who can give you advice about paying by bank transfer.

Tuition fees for international students

The tuition fees for CPD courses vary by the subject area, academic level and number of credits.

Health CPD

Health CPD Courses 2021/22

Course2021/22
10-credit module £700
20-credit module £1400
Non-medical Prescribing £2,875
Prescribing for Community Practitioners £1400
Conversion from Supplementary to Independent Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals £700

Your offer letter will indicate the total number of credits associated with your course and the fee rate for a standard module.

The cost of modules studied in 2022/23 or beyond may be subject to increases.

 

Pro-rata billing

Some courses are calculated on a pro-rata basis, by taking the cost of the equivalent full-time course and dividing it by the number of years it will take to complete. Please note that some course fees may be subject to inflation.

Paying your fees

Most students choose to take a student loan. If you are taking a student loan, you won't have to do a thing - the Student Loan Company will pay your fees directly to the university. For more information, please see the student loans section below.

If you decide not to take a student loan, you can pay your tuition fees online, directly to the university. Tuition fee invoices are sent electronically to student's university and personal email accounts.

Make a payment

Payment instructions (PDF)

Other (non-health) CPD courses

The tuition fees for part-time courses are based on the full-time fee as set out in the undergraduate and postgraduate sections. It may be calculated either pro-rata or by module, depending on the type of course. To confirm whether your course is modular or pro-rata, please contact uocadmissions@cumbria.ac.uk.

Pro-rata billing

Some courses are calculated on a pro-rata basis, by taking the cost of the equivalent full-time course and dividing it by the number of years it will take to complete. Please note that some course fees may be subject to inflation.

Paying your fees

Most students choose to take a student loan. If you are taking a student loan, you won't have to do a thing - the Student Loan Company will pay your fees directly to the university. For more information, please see the student loans section below.

If you decide not to take a student loan, you can pay your tuition fees online, directly to the university. Tuition fee invoices are sent electronically to students' university and personal email accounts.

Make a payment

Payment instructions (PDF)

Student Financial Regulations

The Student Financial Regulations describes your contractual obligations to the university regarding finance. It includes our policies about:

  • Tuition fees and payments
  • Cancellations, withdrawal from programmes and interruption of studies
  • Debt management procedures
  • Other fees, fines and charges
  • Bursaries and scholarships

Please download and read the regulations before starting your course.

Read or download the Student Financial Regulations

Contact us

We're here to help. If you have any concerns about student finance, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

For queries about student finance and the payment of fees, please contact our Accounts Receivable team at accountsreceivableteam@cumbria.ac.uk

For queries about student loans, scholarships, bursaries or support funds, please contact our Money Advice team at moneyadvice@cumbria.ac.uk

Frequently asked questions