Postgraduate funding from SAAS and Student Finance Northern Ireland
This type of postgraduate funding is paid directly to the University. We will invoice you for any remaining fees not covered by the loan.
If you have applied to SAAS or Student Finance Northern Ireland for a masters degree loan and been granted funding, all tuition fees covered by the funding will be paid directly to the University.
If the loan does not cover the full amount of your tuition, you will need to pay the remaining amount yourself.
You will be sent an invoice for this amount at the start of your programme, once you have registered as a student.
How to pay your tuition fees
Register how you will pay your tuition fees (if you have not done so)
This form gives you directions on how to pay your tuition fees and lets our team know how you intend to pay your fees. If you have not yet filled it out, you should do this now.
You will need to complete this form once at the start of every academic year, or whenever the way you fund your studies changes.
You do not need to complete this form if you have done so previously in the current academic year. Only complete it again if the way you fund your studies has changed.
Complete your student registration online
As part of the matriculation process, you will need to complete online registration for each academic year. We cannot issue your invoice until you complete student registration.
Make your payment
Once you have filled out the form, you can:
pay by instalment by setting up a Recurring Card Payment (RCP) so we can take payments on fixed dates throughout the academic year
make one payment
If you set up a Recurring Card Payment (RCP)
To set up your Recurring Card Payment, you’ll need to complete a form and give the details of the card you want to use.
Our team will confirm your payment plan once you have completed the form and an invoice has been issued for your student account. You’ll be sent confirmation of your payment plan and the amounts that will be taken.
Please note: August to October is the busiest time for issuing invoices, so it may take several weeks for your payment plan to be confirmed.
For postgraduate students with a UK government loan, RCP instalments come out on 3 fixed dates:
33% of your fees will be taken on 3 October
33% of your fees will be taken on 3 February
34% of your fees will be taken on 3 May
Please note, this is different to the standard RCP schedule that you will see on the main RCP page.
If you make one payment
You can make your payment with a credit or debit card, by bank transfer, or using an online payment platform.
We advise that you wait to pay until you receive an invoice showing your remaining fees. This will ensure that you pay the right amount.
Check My finance
You will be able to see a record of your tuition fees payments by checking My finance (MyEd).
Do you need help?
If you wish, you can use this loan to pay for your remaining tuition fees.
Please note, if you have opted to set up an RCP, you will not be allowed to change your payment dates to match your living costs loan schedule.
You may need to pay other fees for your programme (for example, module fees or dissertation fees).
You can find out if you need to pay extra fees for your programme on the University’s degree finder.
The amount you owe will appear in My Finance after your invoice has been raised.
Module fees and individual course fees
Any module or individual course fees must be paid as soon as possible and before the start date of your course. You cannot pay these as instalments.
Dissertation fees and postgraduate research costs
Dissertation fees and postgraduate research costs can be paid as part of your instalment plan.
If you have paid a deposit towards your programme, this will be deducted from the total amount of fees you have to pay.
Your deposit will not appear on your invoice.
If you pay your deposit early in the year, there may be a delay before this shows on your student account.
If you pay your tuition fees in one payment, make sure you deduct the deposit from the total amount. If you pay with RCP, the deposit will automatically be deducted from your 3 instalments.
If you’re having financial problems, we encourage you to book an appointment to speak to our team. We will offer support and provide options available. We hold these appointments on Microsoft Teams.
Before your appointment, think about a payment plan that might work for you.
We will assess your circumstances and decide on the best plan for you.
The relevant amount you have been awarded will be deducted from any fees you owe not covered by UK government funding. You will receive an invoice for any fees that remain once the award has been deducted.