International students

International students tuition fees

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.

If your programme lasts more than one year, the fees you are charged in your second and later years will increase each year in line with inflation. If you started your programme in 2017-18 or earlier the rate of increase for your fees each year will be 3%.  

Tuition fees

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

Continuing students

If your programme lasts more than one year and you started your programme at QMUL in 2017-18 or earlier, you will generally be charged an inflationary increase of 2.8% for 2018-19. There are certain exceptions, however, when fees may increase more than the rate of inflation, 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.

Additional fees

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.

Tuition fee discounts

Prompt payment

Self-funded overseas students whose tuition fees are £10,000 or higher will receive a 1% discount if they pay their fees in full before or at enrolment. If you have been offered a scholarship by the College, the 1% reduction will apply to the tuition fees payable after the scholarship is deducted.

Deposits and payment of tuition fees

Find out more about payment of deposits and how to pay your tuition fees.

Financial planning

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.

Tuition fee regulations

Like all other UK universities, Queen Mary is bound by legislation and Government regulations on fees.

Queen Mary's tuition fee regulations are outlined in this document: University Fee Regulations 2020-21 [PDF 755KB].

These regulations are updated every year, you can access a list of archived and present University Fee Regulations documents.