External Funded

As an externally-funded student the process of paying your tuition fees will depend on the type of external funding you receive.

The payment of all fees and charges is always your responsibility, in accordance with the terms and conditions you signed when you accepted your offer to study.

Terms and conditions

What does externally-funded mean?

You may be considered an externally-funded student if you are:

  • funded by a sponsor
  • receiving financial support from your government
  • receiving a tuition fee student loan

Receiving funds direct from your sponsor

If you are receiving funds for your students fees direct from your sponsor then you are not considered as externally funded. Please visit our self-funded page for more information.

Self-funded student payment methods

Payment of fees is your responsibility

If your sponsor does not pay the fees invoice within 30 days of the invoice date then you will be liable for payment in full.

If you have applied for external funding but it is not confirmed when you start your programme of study, you will need to make alternative arrangements for payment. This would require you to pay your student fees like a self-funded student.

Payment processes for externally-funded students

UK Government Funded

For students who have confirmed financial funding support from Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) or Student Finance England, Wales, Northern Ireland (Student Loan Company).

Educational loans

If you are a student with an educational award or loan from your government or a private organisation then you may need to send us proof of your funding.

Sponsorship or scholarship funded

You may be required to provide us with proof of your external funding depending on the type of funding and the provider. Your formal funding offer should indicate whether tuition fees, individual course fees and additional programme costs are included, at what level and for what period of time.

Your student fees account

You can view payments that have been receivedĀ for your student fees in My finance on MyEd.

View your student fees account on MyEd

Overpaying fees

Sponsors, loan providers and students must not intentionally overpay any fees, charges and costs due or send funds to us in order to obtain student living costs or circumvent any government regulation or restriction.

We must abide by UK money laundering laws. We are not able to act as a clearance account facilitating the disbursement of maintenance funds from an award or loan, except where there is an existing agreement such as disbursements through the US Federal Student Aid program.

Credit balance refund policy