Pay your tuition fees by instalment
To pay your tuition fees by instalment you will need to set up a Recurring Card Payment (RCP). This allows us to take payments on three fixed dates for each academic year of your studies. You do not need a UK bank account to set up an instalment plan.
What you need to do to set up your instalment plan
1. Register how you will pay your tuition fees with the form provided.
2. Give the details of the card you want to use to set up your Recurring Card Payment (RCP).
3. Register as a student online.
4. Wait for your instalment plan to be set up.
5. Check the dates and amounts of your instalment plan in My finance by logging into MyEd.
Step 1: 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 before setting up your instalment plan.
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. If you do not need to complete the form again, go to step 2.
Step 2: Enter card details to set up your Recurring Card Payment (RCP)
To pay by instalment, you need to provide card details and other information, including your student number and the cardholder’s address. This process is called the 'RCP instruction'.
We will use the card details you provide to take payment on scheduled dates throughout each year of your programme.
Your RCP will remain in place until you complete your programme, unless it is cancelled or your card expires.
What card can you use
You can set up your RCP with a debit card or credit card. It does not have to be a card for a UK bank account, and it does not have to be your card provided you have the permission of the card holder (for example, it could be your parent's or guardian’s).
Check the card limit
Make sure that the limit on the card you use is high enough for the payments that will come out. You can check with your bank or card provider if you’re not sure.
Exchange rates charge
If you are making a card payment in British pound sterling using a non-UK card, then you may need to pay currency exchange rates and this will be charged by the bank or card provider.
The University does not charge a transaction fee for a debit card or credit card payment.
Maestro (UK and international)
Step 3: Complete your student registration online
As part of the matriculation process, you will need to complete online registration before we can issue your invoice.
After you complete registration, an invoice can be issued showing the total amount of tuition fees you owe. This will be sent to your University student email account.
To fully matriculate as a student, you will need to complete some other steps after registration.
Step 4: Wait for your instalment plan to be set up
You will receive email confirmation that you have submitted your card details for your RCP. However, the instalment plan won’t be in place until we have received your invoice.
Once we issue your invoice, we will set up your plan and send you confirmation of your instalment dates and amounts.
August to October is the busiest period for issuing invoices, so it may take several weeks to receive yours. This means your instalment plan may not be set up until shortly before the first payment date.
If you are waiting for your payment plan to be set up and you have already contacted us, we would kindly ask you not to send any follow-up emails. This will help us get back to you sooner. Thank you for your patience.
Check My finance
Information about your instalment dates and payment amounts can be found on My finance once your plan has been set up. You will need to wait one working day before this information appears in My finance.
Before your plan has been confirmed you won’t see any information about it on My finance. You can find My finance by logging into MyEd.
Step 5: Check your instalment plan for dates and amounts
For most students starting in September and paying by instalment, payments will be taken on three set dates:
50% of your tuition fees will be taken on 3 October
25% of your tuition fees will be taken on 3 December
25% of your tuition fees will be taken on 3 February
However, if you are starting your studies at a different time of the year, then your instalment plan dates will be different.
Find out when you need to complete the RCP instruction and when your payments will come out throughout the academic year by reading the instalment dates timetable.
With certain types of loans, your payment dates and amounts will be different. The RCP payment dates will match with the dates of your loan payments.
You can only pay on a different schedule if you have a loan from a specific provider, such as Lanekassen.
If you have paid a deposit towards your programme, this will be deducted from the total amount of fees you have to pay in your instalments.
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 fees account.
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.