The University of Cumbria would like to support all our International students during this difficult time. We have therefore introduced financial support packages to assist current offer holders, applicants, and new or returning students.

Contact our dedicated International Support Team.

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Red List Support Package

The University of Cumbria is delighted to announce a £2,535 support package, which is available to all new or continuing International students registering/re-registering on a full-time University of Cumbria programme in August/September 2021, and who are required to travel from (or through) a ‘Red List’ country in order to arrive in the UK for the start of their registered programme of study.

The International Red List Support package of £2,535 consists of:

  • £2,285 to cover the cost of your required Managed Quarantine Facility (MQF) hotel package upon arrival into the UK and

  • £250 bursary for your onward transport costs (by taxi, train or flight) to our Lancaster campus

  • Free accommodation on our Lancaster campus during International Welcome and Orientation* (from 17th to 19th September 2021)

  • Free transport to your campus of study if you are not based at Lancaster

A full list of Terms and Conditions outlining eligibility for receipt of the support package and the agreed method of reimbursement can be accessed here.

* If you are booked into our Lancaster Halls of Residence and arrive 5 (or more) days before contract start date (i.e. before Sunday 19th September) those initial days are free, but normal rental charges apply after the contract start date.

Amber List Support

If you are an International student coming to study with us in August or September 2021 and are travelling to England from an Amber List country, the University of Cumbria is able to offer the following support:

  • Airport pick-up from Manchester International (if arriving in September and on the dates specified below)
  • Free* on-campus accommodation on our Lancaster campus while you are required to self-isolate
  • Free on-campus accommodation at our Lancaster campus during International Welcome and Orientation* 
  • Free transport to your campus of study after International Welcome and Orientation  (if you are not based at Lancaster) 
  • Voucher towards online shopping costs
  • Welcome Package containing food and toiletry essentials

*The self-Isolation period is free of charge for the period up to the contract start date; i.e. If you arrive 5 days before contract start date the initial 5 days of Self-Isolation are free, but normal rental charges apply for the remaining 5 days after the contract start date. 

Accommodation

Free Accommodation during Self-Isolation period

If you arrive on time and spend the full 10 days in self-Isolation and are then remaining in one of our University residences:

  • The self-Isolation period is free of charge

  • Rent charges start from date of normal contractual start date.

If you are self-isolating in one of our Halls of Residence, then moving into the private sector:

  • The self-Isolation period is free of charge, regardless of arrival date

Partially Free Accommodation period

If you arrive later - but still need to self-Isolate for 10 days – and are then remaining in one of our University residences:

  • The self-Isolation period is free of charge for the period up to the contract start date; i.e. If you arrive 5 days before contract start date the initial 5 days of Self-Isolation are free, but normal rental charges apply for the remaining 5 days after the contract start date.

All students needing to self-isolate will do so in our Halls of Residence at our Lancaster campus.

How to Book your Amber List Self-Isolation Accommodation 

To apply for and book your University of Cumbria Self-Isolation accommodation, please email: lancasteraccom@cumbria.ac.uk  

For further details about requirements for quarantine and testing if you have been in an Amber List country, please check the Amber List Country information on the Gov.UK website.  

Arrivals

Arrivals into Manchester International Airport

If you are arriving into Manchester International Airport on the dates listed below, between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00 (BST) we will provide you with a free transfer service. If you are arriving from an Amber list country then you will be taken to Lancaster accommodation until your self isolation period. We will organise transport to your accommodation by either coach or taxi. The Airport Pick-Up Booking Form will be available here shortly.

  • Wednesday 1 September 2021
  • Thursday 2 September 2021
  • Friday 3 September 2021
  • Saturday 4 September 2021

 

How to book your (Amber List) Self-Isolation Accommodation.

To apply for and book your University of Cumbria Self-Isolation accommodation, please email: lancasteraccom@cumbria.ac.uk

For further details about requirements for quarantine and testing if you have been in an Amber List country, please check the Amber List Country information on the Gov.UK website.

Covid-19 PCR Tests

If you are travelling to England from an Amber List countryyou will need to book and pay for your Day 2 and Day 8 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests before you travel to England and enter the booking reference number on your passenger locator form.  Please note that the day you arrive into England is Day 0. 

Amber List Test Providers 

A full list of all Amber country Day 2 and Day 8 PCR test providers can be found on the Gov.UK website here. 

The type of test you need to book in advance is a ‘Self-Swab at Home’ kit from an approved test provider located in the North West of England.  Please use this link to locate and book your PCR testing kit. 

Test to Release 

If you’ve been in a country or territory on the Amber List, you can choose to take an additional test to see if you can end quarantine early using the Test to Release scheme. 

Read more about Test to Release. 

Green List Support

If you are an International student coming to study with us in September 2021 and are travelling to England from a Green List country, the University of Cumbria is able to offer the following support:

  • Airport pick-up from Manchester International (if arriving on the dates specified below)
  • Free on-campus accommodation at our Lancaster campus during International Welcome and Orientation* 
  • Free transport to your campus of study after International Welcome and Orientation (if you are not based at Lancaster) 
  • Voucher towards online shopping costs  
  • Welcome Package containing food and toiletry essentials  

* If you have a rental contract for our Lancaster Halls of Residence and arrive 5 (or more) days before the contract start date (i.e. before Sunday 19 September) those initial days are free, but normal rental charges apply after the contract start date. 

Please note that the Red, Amber and Green Country lists change all the time, therefore please keep checking the Gov.UK website to learn about the latest arrival requirements for your country.

Please check and confirm which list your country is on using this link before you book your Airport Transfer or enquire about the support packages available.

Arrivals

Arrivals into Manchester International Airport

If you are arriving into Manchester International Airport on the dates listed below, between the hours of 09:00 and 18:00 (BST) we will provide you with a free transfer service to your campus accommodation if you are on the green list. If you are arriving from an Amber list country then you will be taken to Lancaster accommodation until your self isolation period is over. We will organise transport to your accommodation by either coach or taxi. The Airport Pick-Up Booking Form will be available here shortly.

Arrivals from Green List countries only:

  • Tuesday 14 September
  • Wednesday 15 September
  • Thursday 16 September

If you are not based at Lancaster, you will be safely transported to your study campus either by bus/coach or taxi – after International Welcome and Orientation finishes on Sunday 19 September.   

If you wish to take advantage of this service you will need to complete the online International Arrivals Form, which can be accessed here. 

Accommodation

How to Book your Green List Accommodation for International Welcome and Orientation 2021 

To apply for and book your on-campus University of Cumbria accommodation for International Welcome and Orientation, please email: lancasteraccom@cumbria.ac.uk  

COVID-19 Updates for International Students

For further updates regarding the coronavirus and travel restrictions, please click here.

 

Tuition fees for international students

The following tuition fees are for undergraduate students starting studying in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic years (between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2022).

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Undergraduate tuition fees
Course level2020/212021/22
Bachelor's degree (BA, BSc, LLB) £10,500 £12,800†
BA (Hons) Social Work        £15,500 £15,500†
Health pre-registration programmes   £15,500†
DipHE or CertHE £10,500 £12,800†
BA or BSc with integrated foundation year £7,500 (year 1)
BA or BSc fee for the year of study applies in years 2-4

£8,275 (year 1)†
BA or BSc fee for the year of study applies in years 2-4

Sandwich or placement year £1,650. Fee payable by students who enrol in 2019/20 or 2020/21 for their sandwich or placement year £1,650. Fee payable by students who enrol in 2021/22 for their sandwich or placement year
BA, BSc, BEng or LLB - accelerated 2 year degree £12,600† £15,300†
Foundation degree (FdA, FdSc) £10,500 £12,800†
Non-medical prescribing £2,875 £2,875
Pre-sessional English (6 weeks) £2100*

£2100*

Pre-sessional English (12 weeks) £3800* £3800*

 † An early payment discount is available for international students. 

Please note: These fees apply to the 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic years only* and may be subject to inflationary increases in subsequent years of study. * The sandwich or placement year fees stated above apply to students who enrol in 2019/20 or 2020/21 for their sandwich or placement year.

* The pre-sessional courses include Password English Language Test. The Password English Language Test will be used to confirm that students have reached the correct English level to be able to continue onto their substantive degree.

Fee Deposit Policy

Before you can get started with your course, you will be required to pay a deposit of 50% of the substantive programme fee plus the full amount of any pre-sessional fees. Until we receive this deposit, you will not be issued a 'Confirmation of Acceptance'. Your offer letter will provide more information on how to pay your deposit, but we recommend paying online. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable unless your visa is refused due to exceptional circumstances.

Pay your deposit online

Payment instructions

Alternatively you can provide a letter of sponsorship/financial guarantee. This must be on letter-headed paper and include the following information:

  • name of the programme and academic year for which the sponsorship applies
  • amount of sponsorship (for example, full fees or specified amount in pounds sterling)
  • your full name (as stated on your passport)
  • your student identification number
  • address and named contact to which the University of Cumbria should send the invoice
  • full name and address of the sponsoring institution

Pre-sessional courses

Those required to attend a pre-sessional course will need to pay the full fee, in addition to the deposit, which is part payment of the substantive programme fee. The university will not issue the unconditional offer or CAS until both the deposit and full pre-sessional fees are paid.

If a student on the 12-week pre-sessional fails to progress on academic grounds, the full deposit for the substantive programme will be repaid. If a student on either the 6-week or 12-week pre-sessional fails to progress as a result of non-attendance, poor attendance or lack of effort, the minimum payment 50% of the fees for the substantive programme will not be repaid.

Deposit refunds

A refund of the 50% minimum payment will only be considered where a student has been refused a visa for non-fraudulent reasons. Students may apply for a refund by sending copies of the official visa refusal notification from the Home Office (UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)), together with passport details. The university reserves the right to verify details with UKVI.

Where the university decides to make a refund of the minimum payment, this will be refunded in pounds sterling to the person who originally made the payment. The university will transfer the deposit in the most cost-effective way but will not be liable for any bank charges involved in the money transfer. Please note refunds can take 3-4 weeks to arrive in your bank.  Refunds will not be made if the visa application is refused, or a CAS is withdrawn, on the grounds of fraudulent activity by the student, or due to failure to disclose full details in the application.

Refunds will not be made if the student fails to attend at the start of the programme or withdraws after the start of the programme.

Paying your tuition fees

After you have paid your deposit or provided your sponsorship letter, you can decide to pay the fee balance in full, or follow our instalment plan.  It will be denoted in your offer letter how much you need to pay for the first year of the course.

An early payment discount is available if you choose to pay your full annual tuition fee before the CAS is issued (or in limited cases by registration). The early payment discount is only available to self-funded students in their first year, and excludes pre-sessional courses, partnerships and students receiving other benefits such as scholarships.

If your offer letter denotes you can pay via deposit and then in instalments you will be required to pay 75% of your total tuition fees prior to registration. The deposit you have already paid will be included.  For example: If your tuition fees are £10,000, and you’ve paid a deposit of £5000, you’ll need to pay £2,500 prior to registration to complete the 75% requirement. The remaining 25% must be paid three weeks before the end of your first term.  

If you are enrolling onto a one semester programme or short course, the tuition fee must be paid in full prior to the start of the programme or course. If your tuition is being sponsored, then you will not be able to pay with an instalment plan.

Pay your fees online

Payment instructions

Accommodation

From only £10 per night, we provide the lowest cost student accommodation in the North West. Check out our accommodation page for a full price list and more details about the residences.

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Paying for your accommodation

If you choose to stay in university accommodation you will be required to make a pre-payment of £250.

After you have made the pre-payment, and the contract has been returned, the balance of your contract will be due. Payment must be made by registration. Instalments are not available.

Please note that you do have the option to pay for the accommodation in full with the contract.

Payment must be made in pounds sterling. You will be given the option online to convert your currency when making a payment.

Pay your deposit online

Payment instructions

If you’re having trouble paying online or have any questions, please contact your admissions officer who can give you advice about paying by bank transfer.

Planning your finances

Studying in a different country is a big financial investment, so you need to ensure you have everything planned when it comes to spending your money.

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There are many points to consider before submitting your application, such as food, accommodation and other day-to-day expenses.

We recommend that you budget at least £7,500 for an academic year in the UK. This will include your accommodation and living expenses. To help you plan effectively, we suggest using the online International Student Calculator to set a proper budget for your academic life.

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study with the University you need to provide evidence of minimum funds that will be available to you. Please see UKVI requirements on their website in the “Tier 4 of the points based system: policy guidance” booklet. You will also find details of UKVI’s current requirements for the evidence you will need to provide during your application.

Tuition fees for international students

The following tuition fees are for PGCE students starting studying in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic years (between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2022). 

University-based

The tuition fee for international students is £12,800 for 2021/22 and £10,500 for 2020/21.

Fee Deposit Policy

Before you can get started with your course, you will be required to pay a deposit of 50% of your course fee plus any pre-sessional fees in full (unless otherwise stated in your offer letter). Until we receive this deposit, you will not be issued a 'Confirmation of Acceptance'. Your offer letter will provide more information on how to pay your deposit, but we recommend paying online. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable unless your visa is refused due to exceptional circumstances.

Pay your deposit online

Payment instructions (PDF)

Alternatively you can provide a letter of sponsorship/financial guarantee. This must be on letter-headed paper and include the following information:

  • name of the programme and academic year for which the sponsorship applies
  • amount of sponsorship (for example, full fees or specified amount in pounds sterling)
  • your full name (as stated on your passport)
  • your student identification number
  • address and named contact to which the University of Cumbria should send the invoice
  • full name and address of the sponsoring institution

Pre-sessional courses

Those required to attend a pre-sessional course will need to pay the full fee, in addition to the deposit, which is part payment of the substantive programme fee. The university will not issue the unconditional offer or CAS until both the deposit and full pre-sessional fees are paid.

If a student on the 11-week pre-sessional fails to progress on academic grounds, the full deposit for the substantive programme will be repaid. If a student on either the 6-week or 11-week pre-sessional fails to progress as a result of non-attendance, poor attendance or lack of effort, the deposit for the substantive programme will not be repaid.

Deposit refunds

A refund of the deposits will only be considered where a student has been refused a visa for non-fraudulent reasons. Students may apply for a refund by sending copies of the official visa refusal notification from the Home Office (UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)), together with passport details. The university reserves the right to verify details with UKVI.

Where the university decides to make a refund of the deposit, this will be refunded in pounds sterling to the person who originally made the payment. The university will transfer the deposit in the most cost-effective way but will not be liable for any bank charges involved in the money transfer. Refunds will not be made if the visa application is refused, or a CAS is withdrawn, on the grounds of fraudulent activity by the student, or due to failure to disclose full details in the application.

Refunds will not be made if the student fails to attend at the start of the programme or withdraws after the start of the programme.

Paying your tuition fees

After you have paid your deposit or provided your sponsorship letter, you can decide to pay the fee balance in full, or you can follow our instalment plan.

An early payment discount is available if you choose to pay your full annual tuition fee by registration and not in instalments. The early payment discount is only available to self-funded students in their first year, and excludes pre-sessional courses, partnerships and students receiving other benefits such as scholarships.

If you choose to pay in instalments you will be required to pay 75% of your total tuition fees prior to registration. The deposit you have already paid will be included.  For example: If you’ve paid a deposit 50%, you’ll need to pay a further 25% prior to registration to complete the 75% requirement. The remaining 25% must be paid three weeks before the end of your first term.  

If you are enrolling onto a one semester programme or short course, the tuition fee must be paid in full prior to the start of the programme or course. If your tuition is being sponsored, then you will not be able to pay with an instalment plan.

Make a payment

Payment instructions (PDF)

School Direct

The tuition fee for international students is £12,800 for 2021/22 and £10,500 for 2020/21.

Fee Deposit Policy

Before you can get started with your course, you will be required to pay a deposit of 50% of your course fee plus any pre-sessional fees in full (unless otherwise stated in your offer letter). Until we receive this deposit, you will not be issued a 'Confirmation of Acceptance'. Your offer letter will provide more information on how to pay your deposit, but we recommend paying online. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable unless your visa is refused due to exceptional circumstances.

Pay your deposit online

Payment instructions

Alternatively you can provide a letter of sponsorship/financial guarantee. This must be on letter-headed paper and include the following information:

  • name of the programme and academic year for which the sponsorship applies
  • amount of sponsorship (for example, full fees or specified amount in pounds sterling)
  • your full name (as stated on your passport)
  • your student identification number
  • address and named contact to which the University of Cumbria should send the invoice
  • full name and address of the sponsoring institution

Pre-sessional courses

Those required to attend a pre-sessional course will need to pay the full fee, in addition to the deposit, which is part payment of the substantive programme fee. The university will not issue the unconditional offer or CAS until both the deposit and full pre-sessional fees are paid.

If a student on the 11-week pre-sessional fails to progress on academic grounds, the full deposit for the substantive programme will be repaid. If a student on either the 6-week or 11-week pre-sessional fails to progress as a result of non-attendance, poor attendance or lack of effort, the deposit for the substantive programme will not be repaid.

Deposit refunds

A refund of the deposits will only be considered where a student has been refused a visa for other than fraudulent reasons. Students may apply for a refund by sending copies of the official visa refusal notification from the British Embassy or High Commission, together with passport details. The university reserves the right to verify details with the embassy or High Commission.

Where the university decides to make a refund of the deposit, this will be refunded in pounds sterling to the person who originally made the payment. The university will transfer the deposit in the most cost-effective way but will not be liable for any bank charges involved in the money transfer. Refunds will not be made if the refusal, or a CAS withdrawal, is on the grounds of fraudulent activity by the student, or due to failure to disclose full details in the application.

Refunds will not be made if the student fails to attend at the start of the programme or withdraws after the start of the programme.

Paying your tuition fees

After you have paid your deposit or provided your sponsorship letter, you can decide to pay the fee balance in full, or you can follow our instalment plan.

An early payment discount is available if you choose to pay your full annual tuition fee by registration and not in instalments. The early payment discount is only available to self-funded students in their first year, and excludes pre-sessional courses, partnerships and students receiving other benefits such as scholarships.

If you choose to pay in instalments you will be required to pay 75% of your total tuition fees prior to registration (unless otherwise stated in your offer letter). The deposit you have already paid will be included. For example: If you’ve paid a 50% deposit, you’ll need to pay a further 25% prior to registration to complete the 75% requirement. The remaining 25% must be paid three weeks before the end of your first term.  

If you are enrolling onto a one semester programme or short course, the tuition fee must be paid in full prior to the start of the programme or course. If your tuition is being sponsored, then you will not be able to pay with an instalment plan.

Make a payment

Payment instructions (PDF)

PGCE (non-QTS)

The tuition fee for international students for PGCE non-QTS, for 2021/22 is £3,500.

Paying your fees

You can pay your tuition fees online, directly to the university.

Tuition fee invoices are sent electronically to students' university and personal email accounts.

Make a payment

Payment instructions (PDF)

Accommodation

From only £10 per night, we provide the lowest cost student accommodation in the North West. Check out our accommodation pages for a full price list and more details about the residences.

Read more

Paying for your accommodation

If you choose to stay in university accommodation you will be required to make a pre-payment of £250.

After you have made the pre-payment, and the contract has been returned, the balance of your contract will be due. Payment must be made by registration. Instalments are not available.

Please note that you do have the option to pay for the accommodation in full with the contract.

Payment must be made in pounds sterling. You will be given the option online to convert your currency when making a payment.

Pay online

Payment instructions

If you’re having trouble paying online or have any questions, please contact your admissions officer who can give you advice about paying by bank transfer.

Planning your finances

Studying in a different country is a big financial investment, so you need to ensure you have everything planned when it comes to spending your money.

Read more

There are many points to consider before submitting your application, such as food, accommodation and other day-to-day expenses.

We recommend that you budget at least £7,500 for an academic year in the UK. This will include your accommodation and living expenses. To help you plan effectively, we suggest using the online International Student Calculator to set a proper budget for your academic life.

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study with the University you need to provide evidence of minimum funds that will be available to you. Please see UKVI requirements on their website in the “Tier 4 of the points based system: policy guidance” booklet. You will also find details of UKVI’s current requirements for the evidence you will need to provide during your application.

Tuition fees for international students

Postgraduate tuition fees vary based on the intensity and length of the course. The links below provide details of the tuition fees the University charges for each programme.

If the programme you are interested in is not listed or you have further questions, please contact our Course Enquiry Centre.

For information about postgraduate programmes delivered in partnership with Robert Kennedy College, please visit their website.

Taught Degrees

Postgraduate Taught Fees 2020-21

Postgraduate Taught Fees 2021-22

Please note that fees for modules and programmes may increase due to inflation.

For information about postgraduate programmes delivered in partnership with Robert Kennedy College, please visit their website.

Fee Deposit Policy

Before you can get started with your course, you will be required to pay a deposit of 50% of the substantive programme fee plus the full amount of any pre-sessional fees. Until we receive this deposit, you will not be issued a 'Confirmation of Acceptance'. Your offer letter will provide more information on how to pay your deposit, but we recommend paying online. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable unless your visa is refused due to exceptional circumstances.

Pay your deposit online 

Payment Instructions

Alternatively you can provide a letter of sponsorship/financial guarantee. This must be on letter-headed paper and include the following information:

  • name of the programme and academic year for which the sponsorship applies
  • amount of sponsorship (for example, full fees or specified amount in pounds sterling)
  • your full name (as stated on your passport)
  • your student identification number
  • address and named contact to which the University of Cumbria should send the invoice
  • full name and address of the sponsoring institution

Pre-sessional courses

Those required to attend a pre-sessional course will need to pay the full fee, in addition to the deposit, which is part payment of the substantive programme fee. The university will not issue the unconditional offer or CAS until both the deposit and full pre-sessional fees are paid.

If a student on the 12-week pre-sessional fails to progress on academic grounds, the full deposit for the substantive programme will be repaid. If a student on either the 6-week or 12-week pre-sessional fails to progress as a result of non-attendance, poor attendance or lack of effort, the minimum payment of 50% of the fees for the substantive programme will not be repaid.

Deposit refunds

A refund of the 50% minimum payment will only be considered where a student has been refused a visa for non-fraudulent reasons. Students may apply for a refund by sending copies of the official visa refusal notification from the Home Office (UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)), together with passport details. The university reserves the right to verify details with UKVI.

Where the university decides to make a refund of the minimum payment, this will be refunded in pounds sterling to the person who originally made the payment. The university will transfer the deposit in the most cost-effective way but will not be liable for any bank charges involved in the money transfer. Please note refunds can take 3-4 weeks to arrive in your bank.  Refunds will not be made if the visa application is refused, or a CAS is withdrawn, on the grounds of fraudulent activity by the student, or due to failure to disclose full details in the application.

Refunds will not be made if the student fails to attend at the start of the programme or withdraws after the start of the programme.

Paying your fees

After you have paid your deposit or provided your sponsorship letter, you can decide to pay the fee balance in full, or follow our instalment plan.  It will be denoted in your offer letter how much you need to pay for the first year of the course.

An early payment discount is available if you choose to pay your full annual tuition fee before the CAS is issued (or in limited cases by registration). The early payment discount is only available to self-funded students in their first year, and excludes pre-sessional courses, partnerships and students receiving other benefits such as scholarships.

If your offer letter denotes you can pay via deposit and then in instalments you will be required to pay 75% of your total tuition fees prior to registration. The deposit you have already paid will be included.  For example: If your tuition fees are £10,000, and you’ve paid a deposit of £5000, you’ll need to pay £2,500 prior to registration to complete the 75% requirement. The remaining 25% must be paid three weeks before the end of your first term.  

If you are enrolling onto a one semester programme or short course, the tuition fee must be paid in full prior to the start of the programme or course. If your tuition is being sponsored, then you will not be able to pay with an instalment plan.

Tuition fee invoices are sent electronically to students’ university and personal email accounts a few weeks after registration.

Make a payment

Payment instructions

Doctorates, including MRes

Download the 2020-21 fees list (PDF)

Download the Research & Taught PhDs 2021-22 fees list (PDF)


Please note that fees will increase due to inflation.

Paying your fees

You can pay your tuition fees online, directly to the university. Payment terms and conditions and deadlines will be included in your offer letter. They will include a payment in advance of Confirmation of Acceptance.

Make a payment

Payment instructions

Alumni Discount

If you are interested in continuing your studies past graduation, then we’re here to help you get started. We offer a discount on postgraduate fees to eligible graduates of the University of Cumbria, or any of its legacy institutions.

For your first postgraduate award, you could receive as much as a 20% discount on taught courses, or 10% on research degrees. This is for awards of up to a maximum of 180 credits, and does not apply to PGCE students. International students will be entitled to the same absolute discount (not percentage) as home and EU students.

To receive this discount, you must have previously studied at the University of Cumbria as an undergraduate and achieved an award of 120 credits minimum, as well as meet the relevant entry requirements for postgraduate study. For research degrees, this will apply to any alumni that have graduated in the last 5 years. Accreditation of Prior Learning charges are not included in this discount.

We want to reward our students who choose to continue with academia, so for more information on this discount or anything about postgraduate study, please contact the Enquiry Centre.

Accommodation

From only £10 per night, we provide the lowest cost student accommodation in the North West. Check out our accommodation page for a full price list and more details about the residences.

Read more

Paying for your accommodation

If you choose to stay in university accommodation you will be required to make a pre-payment of £250.

After you have made the pre-payment and the contract has been returned, the balance of your contract will be due. Payment must be made by registration. Instalments are not available.

Please note that you do have the option to pay for the accommodation in full with the contract.

Payment must be made in pounds sterling. You will be given the option online to convert your currency when making a payment.

Pay for your accommodation

If you’re having trouble paying online or have any questions, please contact your admissions officer who can give you advice about paying by bank transfer.

Tuition fees for international students

The tuition fees for CPD courses vary by the subject area, academic level and number of credits.

Health CPD

Health CPD Courses 2021/22

Course2021/22
10-credit module £700
20-credit module £1400
Non-medical Prescribing £2,875
Prescribing for Community Practitioners £1400
Conversion from Supplementary to Independent Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals £700

Your offer letter will indicate the total number of credits associated with your course and the fee rate for a standard module.

The cost of modules studied in 2022/23 or beyond may be subject to increases.

 

Pro-rata billing

Some courses are calculated on a pro-rata basis, by taking the cost of the equivalent full-time course and dividing it by the number of years it will take to complete. Please note that some course fees may be subject to inflation.

Paying your fees

Most students choose to take a student loan. If you are taking a student loan, you won't have to do a thing - the Student Loan Company will pay your fees directly to the university. For more information, please see the student loans section below.

If you decide not to take a student loan, you can pay your tuition fees online, directly to the university. Tuition fee invoices are sent electronically to student's university and personal email accounts.

Make a payment

Payment instructions (PDF)

Other (non-health) CPD courses

The tuition fees for part-time courses are based on the full-time fee as set out in the undergraduate and postgraduate sections. It may be calculated either pro-rata or by module, depending on the type of course. To confirm whether your course is modular or pro-rata, please contact uocadmissions@cumbria.ac.uk.

Pro-rata billing

Some courses are calculated on a pro-rata basis, by taking the cost of the equivalent full-time course and dividing it by the number of years it will take to complete. Please note that some course fees may be subject to inflation.

Paying your fees

Most students choose to take a student loan. If you are taking a student loan, you won't have to do a thing - the Student Loan Company will pay your fees directly to the university. For more information, please see the student loans section below.

If you decide not to take a student loan, you can pay your tuition fees online, directly to the university. Tuition fee invoices are sent electronically to students' university and personal email accounts.

Make a payment

Payment instructions (PDF)

Student Financial Regulations

The Student Financial Regulations describes your contractual obligations to the university regarding finance. It includes our policies about:

  • Tuition fees and payments
  • Cancellations, withdrawal from programmes and interruption of studies
  • Debt management procedures
  • Other fees, fines and charges
  • Bursaries and scholarships

Please download and read the regulations before starting your course.

Read or download the Student Financial Regulations

Contact us

We're here to help. If you have any concerns about student finance, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

For queries about student finance and the payment of fees, please contact our Accounts Receivable team at accountsreceivableteam@cumbria.ac.uk

For queries about student loans, scholarships, bursaries or support funds, please contact our Money Advice team at moneyadvice@cumbria.ac.uk

Frequently asked questions

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