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International students

Fees and Funding

Like all universities in the UK, Queen Mary charges two different rates of tuition fees, known as the Home rate and the Overseas rate.  International students are generally charged the Overseas rate, which is higher, as no Government subsidy is given to universities for international students to help meet the cost of their education. Find out how your tuition fee status is assessed.

Fee Increase

The university may increase future university fees for continuing students by an amount defined each academic year. The increase in university fees for unregulated university fees in 24/25 will be 3%. Future fee increase for unregulated fee will not be more than 3%

Tuition fees

Tuition fees can be found on the ‘Fees and Funding’ tab of each of the programme pages as outlined below:

Protocol on fees

Queen Mary University of London, in common with all other UK institutions of higher education, is bound by legislation and regulations which embody the Government's policy on fees both for Home and Overseas students, including the provision that Home and European Union undergraduate students should contribute to the cost of their education through the payment of tuition fees.

Invoices and payments

Queen Mary will send an invoice for the full academic year from August each year. Postgraduate Research students who start part-way through the academic year will be sent a pro-rata invoice. Fees due in any academic year are payable before enrolment. Payment can be made at any time during the year prior to enrolment. If you do not pay the required amount of fees or provide proof of sponsorship, you will not be able to enrol.

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

Please note that after payment of your deposit, any subsequent payments of tuition fees will not be automatically reflected in the CAS. Further advance payments have to be manually updated on the CAS and as such you should allow up to ten days for this to happen. Please factor this in when applying for a visa appointment in your home country. If you are concerned that your CAS has not been updated with an advance payment made by either you or your financial sponsor, please email:, clearly stating your full name, applicant ID, programme you have applied for, amount paid and the date of payment. If you do wish to make an advance tuition fee payment we recommend you do this after you have secured your visa. A CAS cannot be updated once the status has changed to 'Used'.

Once you have received your CAS, we recommend that you read more about how to apply for Tier 4 student immigration permission by referring to the following page. 

Please find all information on how to pay here:

You must pay your tuition fees before you enrol for each academic year. Please refer to the enrolment page for key dates:

You will receive an invoice by email before the start of your course each year, typically in late August or early September. The invoice will be sent once you complete the online enrolment via MySIS.  If you would like to make a fee payment before mid-late August and your Admissions status is Unconditional Firm (UF) please visit MySis where the amount payable can be found in the My Finance section. 

If you have not received your invoice, please check your email junk folder. If you would like a copy of your invoice, please email along with your Student ID Number.

Your fee status determines the rate of fees that you will pay for your course at Queen Mary.

Your fee status depends on:

  • Nationality
  • Immigration status in the UK
  • Where you have been living and your vocation for the three years prior to the start of your course.
  • If you applied for immigration permission to study at Queen Mary but this is refused, and you were unable to travel to or remain in the UK to study at Queen Mary. You must provide an immigration refusal notice
  • You are initially refused entry clearance to travel to the UK and your successful appeal comes through too late to start at Queen Mary on time. Documentary evidence must be provided.
  • If Queen Mary does not provide the programme as advertised.
  • If you are required to pay a deposit to accept a conditional offer and the place is not confirmed because you don’t meet the conditions of the offer.
  • If you can’t apply for a visa because Queen Mary is unable to issue a CAS.

The Admissions Team will assess the information in your application with UK Government regulations to set your fee status.

Unsure of what your fee status is? Visit our fee status assessment page

The fee status assessment will remain in place for the course of your studies. Some students(( can be considered for home fees after starting their course.

If you meet one of the UKCISA categories, you will need to complete a fee status questionnaire (

You will be charged a reduced fee if you are on a full year abroad or industrial placement as part of your course. Please refer to the university fee schedules

Students whose university fees are £10,000 or higher will receive a 1% discount if they pay their fees in full before enrolment. The prompt payment discount applies to students who pay the overseas rate of fees on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and Home students on postgraduate programmes. It does not apply to 'Home fee' paying undergraduate students and Channel Islands or Isle of Man students, where the fees are regulated by the UK government.

You are strongly advised to deduct 1% from the full tuition fee and pay 99% rather than paying full fees with the view of applying for a refund. If you have already paid full tuition fees, you will need to submit a refund request via MySIS before January 31st for September starters and before 30th April for January starters. 

A debtor flag is placed on the records of students with overdue fees. The debt might be a field trip, tuition fee or other charges. You can view your fee account under the My Finances section on MySIS. If you need further information about this debt or believe that there is an error, please contact the Fees office.

You may also be flagged as a debtor if you are a sponsored student and we have not yet processed your sponsor letter.  If you believe this may be the case with your red flag, please contact

Your invoice will always quote your full tuition fees as shown on your offer letter. The invoice will not deduct any upfront payments or deposit payments.

You are not expected to pay the full invoice amount if you have already made a payment towards your fees. You are only expected to pay the balance after deducting your upfront payments.

An up-to-date statement of your account is shown under the MyFinance section of MySIS. This will show your current balance and amount to pay.


Total fee: £20,000

Deposit paid £2,000

(Invoice will show £20,000)

Amount to pay: £20,000 - £2000 =  £18,000

If you are paying in full before enrolment to take advantage of the 1% discount you must also deduct the 1% discount. The 1% discount is against the invoice amount. In the example above the 1% discount would be £200 therefore you would pay £18,000 - £200 = £17,800

If your tuition fee is more than £1000, you can arrange a payment plan with the Fees office to pay by instalments.

Full details and the link to the online payment plan portal can be found here 

There is a non-refundable administration fee of £50 to pay by instalments. This charge does not apply to home fee-paying undergraduate students. The fee can be paid here:

International students must pay at least 50% upfront before enrolment. The remaining 50% can be paid by 31st January or in four instalments up to 31st January. The £2000 deposit can go towards the first 50%. The £50 admin charge is payable with the first instalment only.


Total Fee:           £20,000

Deposit Paid:     £2,000

Amount due before enrolment:                £8,000 or £10,000 if no deposit paid + £50 admin charge

Amount due before 31st January:             £10,000


£2500 28th October

£2500 28th November

£2500 28th December

£2500 31st January


Deposits are usually non-refundable and non-transferable. Deposits may be refunded under the exceptional circumstances outlined in our refund policy.

Full details about our Refund policy for deposit payments

If you meet one of the above criteria, you may submit a refund request via MySIS under the My Finances section.

Refunds take up to 21 days to process, during the busy enrolment period this can take longer.

If you are funding your studies using a UK postgraduate loan, we may waive the deposit if you provide us with evidence of the loan award.

New student tuition fees are published on our website.

Continuing fees are published on the Intranet.

Your tuition fee will also be quoted on your offer letter and on your invoice.

View your tuition fee account under the My Finance section of MySIS.

If you are a new student unable to pay your fees you won’t fully enrol until you have paid your tuition fees or arranged a payment plan. If you are enrolled and unable to pay your fees by the deadline, please refer to the 'Failure to Pay' section of the Tuition Fee Regulations 

If you need any further assistance, please email Or refer to the Advice and Counselling funding guides for further information about financial support

Please refer to our Scholarships database.


The university may increase future university fees for continuing students by an amount defined each academic year. The increase in university fees for unregulated university fees in 22/23 will be 1.8 %. There are certain exceptions, such as for students returning from a period of interruption, students progressing from Year 0 to Year 1 in an undergraduate degree with an integrated foundation year and medical/dental students progressing from the non-clinical to clinical years of their programme.

When the inflationary increase is applied, fees are generally rounded up to the nearest £10 or £50.

Future fee increases for unregulated fee will not be more than 3%

Some courses include compulsory field trips, the cost of which is additional to tuition fees. You will be notified of any additional fees with your offer of admission.

Undertaking a degree course over a number of years involves careful financial planning. During this period prices are likely to rise and you must allow for this when planning your finances. Our Advice and Counselling Service can offer financial advice to International students.

You can pay your fees online ahead of completing Pre-enrolment. If you have any questions about your fee payment, please contact and remember to include your student ID number in any correspondence.

It is possible that your department has not yet notified the Fees Office of your scholarship. Please email a copy of your scholarship confirmation letter to and we will update your invoice.

If your fees will be paid by a sponsor, please email an official sponsorship letter to

The letter should include the following on a company-headed paper.

  • Student's full name and student/applicant ID number
  • Invoice address
  • Invoice contact person and contact details
  • Sponsorship amount
  • Academic year(s)
  • Programme name
  • Purchase order number (if required)

Please note Queen Mary will only accept sponsors if they pass a credit check and are agreeing to pay the fees directly to Queen Mary. Families and friends will not be accepted as official sponsors.

You may be eligible for a Queen Mary Bursary if you have applied to your regional student funding authority for income assessed UK government financial support. Further details can be found on this page

If you are in receipt of an NHS bursary, please email a copy of your NHS bursary award letter to along with your student ID number and we will invoice NHS directly.

Enrolment is the process whereby you become a registered student. It involves you checking that the information that we have for you is correct, sending us any information that were missing and confirming that you will be studying with us on your chosen programme.

In order to be fully enrolled, you should complete Pre-Enrolment in MySIS, the Student Record system. You will be required to:

  • Confirm your personal and academic details
  • Provide a photo of yourself for your student record
  • Provide proof of your identity (e.g. passport)
  • Pay or make arrangements to pay your tuition fees / give us information about your Student Loan
  • Read and accept QMUL Policies and Regulations

Full guidance on the enrolment process is available online, including a timeline of the process, deadlines, what documents are required from you (including what documents are acceptable) and what services and facilities you will have access to once enrolment is complete. 

If you have any questions about enrolment or any aspect of the process, please do have a look through the rest of the FAQs on this page to see if your query has already been answered.

The bank letter (correctly named Student Status Letter) can only be given to student who are fully enrolled. You will need to pay your fees before you are fully enrolled therefore you will need to find an alternative way to pay your fees other than via a UK bank account.

Payments can be transferred directly to Queen Mary University bank account or payment can be made by card online. Full payment details here 

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