All international direct applicants (Foundation, Pre-Masters and Postgraduate programmes) will be required to pay a non-refundable 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
You can use the calculator below to work out whether you need to pay a tuition fee deposit. Select your subject area, the programme you are interested in, and then your fee status (Home or Overseas). The calculator will then tell you the deposit that you are likely to pay.
You can also see the deposits listed in table format here.
If the Tuition Fee Calculator advises that you will need to pay a conditional deposit, this means that if you receive a conditional offer (or unconditional offer where you are already qualified), you will be invited to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. Your offer communication will provide details about accepting your offer and paying the deposit. The conditional deposit is not required for programmes beginning in January. You can find further information about the conditional deposit scheme in the FAQs.
For September 2023 entry, the deadline to pay your conditional deposit can be found below:
Applicants who do not pay the deposit by the specified deadline in their offer letter will be declined by default.
If the Tuition Fee Calculator advises that you will need to pay a unconditional deposit, this means that if you receive a unconditional offer (or when you have met the conditions of your conditional offer), you will be invited to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. Your offer communication will provide details about accepting your offer and paying the deposit.
Please note all overseas students who require a student route visa must pay a £2000 deposit in order to receive their Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
The deadline to pay your tuition fee deposit will be outlined in your offer letter and on the applicant portal.
You can make payment either by credit card or by direct bank transfer.
To pay by credit card, please follow these instructions:
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: CAS-Admissions@qmul.ac.uk, 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.
The fee deposit is normally non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see our Refund Policy for deposit payment 2022-23 [PDF 278KB] for more information.
This Refund policies are in accordance with the 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 2022/23 [PDF 3,687KB]
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.