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.  

Apply for funding from SAAS

Apply for funding from Student Finance Northern Ireland

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. 

Register how you will pay your tuition fees  (if you have not done so) (secured) 

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.  

How to complete your 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. 

Pay your tuition fees by instalment

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. 

Pay your tuition fees in one payment 

Check My finance

You will be able to see a record of your tuition fees payments by checking My finance (MyEd).  

Log in to MyEd

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