International students

Tuition Fee Deposits

All international direct applicants (Foundation, Pre-Masters and Postgraduate programmes) will be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to obtain a CAS to apply for their student visa. Some postgraduate taught programmes require a deposit at conditional stage in order to secure your place. This applies to both Home and International applicants. Further details on the Conditional Deposit Scheme can be found below.

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Pay my deposit

Conditional Deposit Scheme

Students applying to any of the programmes or Schools listed below who receive a conditional offer (or unconditional offer where they are already qualified) will be invited to pay a deposit in order to secure their place. Your offer communication will provide details about accepting your offer and paying the deposit. You can find further information about the conditional deposit scheme in the FAQs.

Name of programme/School/InstituteHomeOverseas

Institute of Dentistry

  • Dental Science for Clinical Practice MSc
  • Experimintal Oral Pathology (Oral Sciences) MSc
  • Oral Biology MSc



 Institute of Dentistry
  • Dental Technology MSc
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry MSc
  • Oral Medicine DClinDent
  • Oral Surgery DClinDent
  • Orthodontics DClinDent
  • Paediatric Dentistry DClinDent
  • Periodontology DClinDent
£2000  £2000
Institute of Dentistry

All other postgraduate taught programmes 
Not applicable  £2000 

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

School of Business and Management

£2000 £2000

Centre for Commercial Law Studies

School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

School of Economics and Finance

School of Engineering and Materials Science

School of Mathematical Sciences

School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

School of Politics and International Relations

All postgraduate taught programmes within these schools 

Not applicable  £2000 

Applicants who do not pay the deposit by the specified deadline in their offer letter will be declined by default.

List of programmes requiring a tuition fee deposit

The list below provides details of the postgraduate programmes requiring a fee deposit for UK applicants holding an unconditional offer. Please note all International students who require a student route visa must pay a £2000 deposit in order to receive their Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

The deadline to pay your tuition fee deposit will be outlined in your offer letter and on the applicant portal.

For applicants holding a conditional offer under the conditional deposits scheme, this will typically be 8 weeks after you have received your offer. Please note, this will reduce closer to the start date.

For September 2021 entry, the deadline to pay your conditional deposit can be found below:

Offers made byDeadline
15 March 30 June
15 April 30 June
15 May 30 June
30 August 6 September

You can make payment either by credit card or by direct bank transfer.

To pay by credit card, please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Select Option A "Online Payments"
  3. Complete your personal details (enter applicant ID in "Student ID/UCAS Number)
  4. Select "Tuition Fee Deposits"
  5. Make payment of required amount

For details to pay by direct bank transfer, please visit our payment methods webpage


If you are in receipt of a scholarship or your fees will be paid by a sponsor, you may be exempt from the university fee deposit. We do however require a formal letter from your sponsor confirming the arrangement. Please upload evidence of your sponsorship/scholarship to the portal before the required deadline.

If you are planning to fund your studies using a UK postgraduate loan, we may waive the deposit, as long as you provide us with evidence of the loan award.

Students currently enrolled at Queen Mary are exempt from paying the deposit, regardless of whether they hold a conditional or unconditional offer. 

Students requiring an overseas visa will require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number before they can apply for a Student visa. You must pay your deposit before the CAS process can begin.

Please note that after payment of your deposit, any subsequent payments of university 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 university 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 student immigration permission by referring to the following pages of the Advice and Counselling website.

In response to COVID-19, we have introduced additional flexibility to support postgraduate applicants applying to Queen Mary University of London in the 2021/22 academic year.  Please see our Refund policy for deposit payments 2021-22 [PDF 554KB] for more information.

This policy applies to the 2021/22 academic year only and is in accordance with the University Fee Regulations.

University Fee Regulations

By accepting an offer of a place or enrolling on a programme, students agree to the terms of the University Fee Regulations. Details of the terms regarding fee deposits can be found in the University Fee Regulations, including special circumstances when a deposit may be refunded.

University Fee Regulations 2021/2022

Contact us

If you have any queries about fee payment and deposit refunds please contact the Fees Office:

Tel: +44(0)20 7882 7676, +44 (0)20 7882 3685 or +44 (0)20 7882 7775


If you have any queries about the deposit scheme, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions team:

For current applicants and offer holders, please send a message through the applicant portal.

For prospective applicants and enquiries, please see contact information for the Admissions team. 

Barts Cancer Institute

The following programmes require a £500 deposit.

  • Cancer and Clinical Oncology PGDip
  • Cancer and Molecular and Cellular Biology PGDip
  • Cancer and Molecular Pathology and Genomics PGDip
  • Cancer and Therapeutics PGDip
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Skills Online PGCert
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Skills Online PGDip

The following programmes require a £1000 deposit.

  • Cancer and Clinical Oncology MSc
  • Cancer and Molecular and Cellular Biology MSc
  • Cancer and Molecular Pathology and Genomics MSc
  • Cancer and Therapeutics MSc
  • Laparoscopic Surgery and Surgical Skills MSc

Blizard Institute

The following programmes require a £500 deposit.

  • Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine Online MSc
  • Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine Online PGDip

Institute of Dentistry

The following programmes require a £500 deposit.

  • Dental Materials MSc
  • Experimental Oral Pathology (Oral Sciences) MSc

The following programme requires a £2000 deposit.

  • Endodontic Practice MSc

School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

The following programme require a £500 deposit.

  • Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation MSc

School of Law

The following programme requires a 3000 Euros deposit.

  • Sorbonne-Queen Mary Double LLM

Wolfson Institute of Preventative Medicine

The following programmes require a £1000 deposit.

  • Creative Arts and Mental Health MSc
  • Creative Arts and Mental Health PGDip
  • Forensic Mental Health MSc
  • Mental Health: Psychological Therapies MSc
  • Mental Health: Psychological Therapies PGDip
  • Mental Health: Psychological Therapies Online MSc
  • Mental Health: Psychological Therapies Online PGDip
  • Mental Health: Cultural Psychology and Psychiatry MSc 
  • Mental Health: Cultural Psychology and Psychiatry Online MSc
  • Mental Health: Cultural Psychology and Psychiatry PGDip
  • Mental Health: Cultural Psychology and Psychiatry Online PGDip