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University Fee Regulations

Paying your tuition fees - Queen Mary University of London

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

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.

Funding options

Our Advice and Counselling Service has produced a guide about how to fund your postgraduate studies. You can also visit our Funding a Masters page for more information.

Payment Plans

Paying your tuition fees - Queen Mary University of London

If your fees are more than £1,000 per year, you can pay in instalments.

If you are a postgraduate student in receipt of the postgraduate or doctorial loan, you will need to provide the Fees Office with a copy of your Postgraduate Loan Summary letter.

If you are an international or postgraduate student, there is a £50 non-refundable charge for paying in instalments. This charge does not apply to home fee paying undergraduate students.

To arrange a payment plan please refer to the Payment plan guidance page. 

Postgraduate Loan payment options

Queen Mary’s policy for making payment of tuition fees by instalment for all postgraduate students has been 50% of fees at enrolment and 50% at the end of January with an administrative charge of £50. However for those students in receipt of a student loan through the UK Government’s Postgraduate Loan scheme there is an alternative payment schedule available. If you are a UK or EU postgraduate student and have a loan that will cover the full cost of your tuition fees, we will allow payment in 3 instalments. These payments must be aligned with receipt of your loan from the Student Loans Company.

If your loan does not cover the full cost of your tuition fees, we would normally allow the fees that will be covered by the loan to be repaid in 3 instalments and the outstanding amount to be paid in line with current policy (50% on enrolment and 50% at the end of January). Please note that any instalment agreement will attract a £50 administration fee.

Example scenario 1

For example if you have been offered a place on MSc FT Accounting and Finance (fee: £16,500) and you are not in receipt of a loan, your payment plan will be arranged as follows:

Self-funding element payment plan £8250 (£16500/2) + £50 administration fee due prior to enrolment £8250 (£16500/2) due end of January

Example scenario 2

For example if you have been offered a place on MSc FT Accounting and Finance (fee: £16,500) and are in receipt of a postgraduate loan of £10,000, your payment plan will be arranged as follows:

Total tuition fee amount: £16,500 Loan element: £10,000 Self-funding element: £6500

Self-funding element payment plan £3250 (£6500/2) due prior to enrolment + £50 administration fee due prior to enrolment £3250 (£6500/2) due end of January

Loan element payment plan £3334 (£10000/3) due first loan payment date £3333 (£10000/3) due second loan payment date £3333 (£10000/3) due third loan payment date

Example scenario 3

For example if you have been offered a place on MSc FT Geography (fee: £7950) and are in receipt of a postgraduate loan of £10,000 your payment plan will be arranged as follows:

Total tuition fee amount £7950 Loan element: £10,000 Self-funding element: £0

No self-funding payment plan

Loan element payment plan £50 administrative fee due prior to enrolment and arrangement of payment plan £2650 (£7950/3) due first loan payment date £2650 (£7950/3) due second loan payment date £2650 (£7950/3) due third loan payment date

Postgraduate Doctoral Loans payment option

Payment plans for Doctorial loans are the same as postgraduate loan above. Payment can be made in three instalment.

Example

Total tuition fee amount £4260 Loan element: £6250 per year Self-funding element: £0

No self-funding payment plan

Loan element payment plan

£50 administrative fee due prior to enrolment and arrangement of payment plan £1420 (£4260/3) due first loan payment date £1420 (£4260/3) due second loan payment date £1420 (£4260/3) due third loan payment date. Please refer to the Advice and Counselling webpage for further details.

Discount for prompt payment

Paying your tuition fees - Queen Mary University of London

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 and MBBS Malta. 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.

Students must deduct the 1% prompt payment discount when they make payment. The deadline for claiming a refund is the 31st January each academic year for student starting in September and the 30th April for student starting in January

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]

If you are unable to pay your tuition fees due to an issue with your Student Finance application, and you need help resolving this, you may 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.

Sanction Countries

Queen Mary University of London bankers, Barclays plc, in common with other UK banks are subjected to a series of regulations surrounding international payments that originate directly or indirectly from a number of countries which are subjected to economic sanction. These countries are Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Myanmar (Burma), North or South Sudan, Syria and Venezuela. Students must NOT make payment originating from these countries without the University’s approval. This can be obtained by contacting Hardeep Gill h.k.gill@qmul.ac.uk. You must ensure that any payments from sponsors to the University are only for amounts due to the University. Any monies due to you from the sponsor must be made directly to you. Should you be in any doubt about whether a payment falls into this category, or wish to discuss this further, please contact Hardeep Gill, h.k.gill@qmul.ac.uk for further information.

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]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.

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