Finance

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.

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 to be an externally-funded student.

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

You will not be invoiced for fees if you are an undergraduate UK or EU student with confirmed financial support from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) or from Student Finance (Student Loan Company) which covers your full tuition fees. If you have a postgraduate loan then you will normally be sent an invoice.

Educational loans

If you are a student with an educational loan from the US, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Canada, Scandanavia, Latin America, or India, then you may need to send us proof of your funding. This also applies if you are a student with a Career Development Loan or an NHS bursary.

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 see if any payments have been made 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