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Tuition fee Regulations

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

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 pages of the Advice and Counselling website.

Payment Plans

You may opt to pay your tuition fees in two instalments. Students should agree a payment plan with the Finance Department before attempting to enrol or re-enrol. The first instalment of 50% must be paid before the payment plan agreement and before enrolment. The remaining balance is due by 31 January if commencing your studies in the autumn, or 30 April if commencing your studies in January. Agreements can be arranged via email to Please ensure you have paid the first 50 %  plus the £50 non-refundable charge before requesting the agreement.

Discount for prompt payment

Self-funded Home/EU Postgraduate and International students whose tuition fees are £10,000 or higher should deduct 1% from the total fees if paying in full before enrolment. You are strongly advised to deduct this 1% discount before paying. If a scholarship has been awarded, the 1% discount will apply to the remaining balance of the tuition fee after the scholarship has been taken into account.


Please refer to our 2020-21 refund policy for full details: 

University Refund Policy [PDF 145KB]

Failure to pay tuition fees

Please note tuition fees are a student's responsibility. If a student is not paying the fees, it is still their responsibility to inform the Fees Office of their sponsor's details. If tuition fee payments are not made on time, the student will be classed as a Debtor and their registration with Queen Mary may be terminated.

If you fail to pay the required amount of tuition fees by the due dates for payment your registration as a student of QMUL could be terminated in accordance with Ordinance C3. De-registration normally takes place in February. If you are de-registered, you will not be able to take any QMUL examinations in this academic year. If you are de-registered, it may be possible to be reinstated once the debt is cleared, however this is subject to an administrative charge (currently £250) and you will not be reinstated until at least 12 months after you have been de-registered.

Ordinance C3: Termination of registration of a student in debt [PDF 8KB]

Students who are unable to pay their tuition fees should immediately seek advice from the Advice and Counselling Service.

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.

Please note

The University’s bankers, in common with other UK banks, are subject to a series of regulations surrounding payments that originate, directly or indirectly, from a number of countries which are subject to economic sanctions. These countries are: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Myanmar (Burma), North or South Sudan, and Syria.

Students must not make payments to Queen Mary University of London originating from these countries without the University’s prior approval. Should you be in any doubt about whether a payment falls into this category, or wish to discuss this further, please contact Lisa Davis, Head of Income and Credit ControL.