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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 21/22 will be 1.8 %. 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:

University fee regulations

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

Queen Mary's University fee regulations are outlined in this document:

University Fee Regulations 2022/23 [PDF 3,687KB]

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


International Fees FAQs

Got a question about your course fees and financial information at Queen Mary?

Our comprehensive FAQ answers a range of common queries that you may have about starting your studies with us.

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

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

The university offers eligible self-funded students the option to pay in instalments.

Full details

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: 

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.

Payments can be made online or by bank transfer.

Online at

You can pay online using a debit or credit card (VISA and MasterCard only). You will need your Student ID or Application Number, which can be found on any correspondence from Queen Mary.

By bank transfer using the account details below. Please make sure that the transfer includes any charges made by your bank and the receiving bank. Your payment reference must include your name, student number and state "Tuition fees".
Barclays Bank Plc, 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP
Sort code: 20-57-30
Account number: 20218782
IBAN: GB37BARC20573020218782
Swift code: BARCGB22

Pay via Transfermate (International Transfer in Local Currency) If you are paying from overseas, you can pay your fees via bank transfer in your local currency via the Barclays-Transfermate payment solution. You will need your Student ID which can be found on any correspondence from Queen Mary University of London.

Pay via Barclays-Transfermate

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.

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.

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 21/22 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.

Enrolment is the process of becoming a registered student at QMUL.  All enrolment takes place online during 2021/22.  There are four stages to enrolment:

Stage 1: You will receive an email from the Admissions Team inviting you to complete Online Enrolment using the QMUL student record system MySIS once your offer has been accepted and your applicant record is transferred. This process will commence from 23 August 2021.

Stage 2: You should complete the Online Enrolment task. This is where you confirm with us your academic and personal information, upload a photo for your student ID card, provide us with a copy of your official identification and tell us how you will be paying your tuition fees.

Stage 3:  Academic Registry will carry out checks on the information that you have provided during Stage 2 to ensure we have all necessary information and your documents have been checked. If we require further clarification or you have not paid or made provision to pay your fees with the Fees Office, you may be temporarily enrol.  If this is the case you will be contacted and advised what we need from you otherwise you will receive an email to confirm you are a registered student.  This can take upto 5 working days from completion of Stage 2.  If you have not paid your fees, this could delay the process.

Stage 4: The final stage is to collect your Queen Mary student ID Card.  You will be sent an email with a time slot of when to collect your ID card.  Your academic department are aware of this time and will not have planned an induction session at this time.  If you are unable to collect it at this time, you can check the website for further details of when you can collect your card collecting your student ID card.  It is important you do collect your ID card as you will need it to access buildings, labs, facilities and the library and may be asked by Security to confirm you are a student at the university.

Stages 1-3 will be the same.   

Stage 4 – the collection of the student ID card is different and you will have an ID card posted to your contact address in the first few weeks of the semester.  This ID card won’t provide access to buildings but will identify you as a student of Queen Mary.

If you have received temporary enrolment status it tends to mean that we are missing confirmation of your payment of fee, the identification you sent is problematic or we are awaiting confirmation of a test result or DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check for Medical students.  Until we receive all documentation, you will remain temporary enrolled.  Don’t worry – you can take part in all academic activity but there are some restrictions such as we cannot confirm your registration with the Student Loans Company or TfL and whilst you can use the library, you cannot take out books.  The New Student websites explains further.

As we are not yet sure what the social distancing rules will be in September, you will be invited to a socially distanced ID card collection slot between 20 – 24 September 2021.  Your card can be collected from the Great Hall which is located in the Peoples’ Palace. You will receive an email with the exact date and time a few days before the start of the semester.  Keep an eye on your emails for this time.  If you are unable to make that time, please check the website with further details of when you can collect your card.

Please note that for security reasons we do not post ID cards.

You will need to bring with you the email inviting you to collect your ID card. This email contains a QR code that we will need to scan in order to print your card. Please bring this with you on your phone/electronic device or printed out. 

We will use the photo you have uploaded during Online Enrolment on your ID card. Your ID card will grant you access to buildings, you can use it to join the gym and, if you are fully enrolled, it will let you loan books from the Library. Please note that if you are temporarily enrolled you are eligible for an ID card however you will not be able to loan books until you are fully enrolled.

You should have received an email from Admissions with your MySIS log-in details. If you cannot find the email or the credentials are not working, please contact Admissions and provide your student ID number in any correspondence:

If your course information is incorrect or you want to change your programme, please contact your School/Institute.

If you wish to defer entry until the following year or you want to withdraw from your place, please contact Admissions and provide your student ID number in any correspondence:

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

Yes, you will need to be fully enrolled before Student Finance will release any funding to you. Please see the Student Finance Funding page for more information.

Yes, you should be fully enrolled before applying for a discounted travel card. TfL will ask Queen Mary to confirm that you are fully enrolled so if you apply early your application will be put on hold and it will take longer for your application to be validated. Please make sure you check your eligibility before applying for a travel card.

The latest official date for completing the online enrolment process is Friday 8 October 2021.  If you are an International student and are having difficulty obtaining a visa to study in the UK, please contact the Admissions team.

Yes there is a cut-off date.  The date is Friday 15 October 2021.

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