Postgraduate funding from Student Finance England and Wales
This type of postgraduate funding is paid directly to you, and not to the University. We will invoice you for the full amount of your tuition fees.
If you have applied to Student Finance England or Student Finance Wales for a masters or doctorate loan and been granted funding, you will receive this directly from the loan provider. Your funding will be paid to you in 3 equal instalments across the year.
Apply for funding from Student Finance England
Apply for funding from Student Finance Wales
You are responsible for using this funding to pay your tuition fees to the University. You are also responsible for paying any tuition fees not covered by your funding.
We will send you an invoice for the full amount you need to pay 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.
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
If you have enough money to cover your fees before you receive your funding, you can make one payment before the start of your programme. You can do this 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).
Do you need help?
The Recurring Card Payment schedule is designed to match up with the loan payment schedule from Student Finance England and Wales.
If your loan payment schedule is different to the one set out above, you should contact us with a copy of your schedule. We will use this to provide a revised instalment plan.
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.
Book an appointment online to speak to the Finance team
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.