Applies to students who have officially enrolled at the University

Requesting a refund

If you have made an overpayment or your tution fees have been reduced due to a late sponsor notification or you have suspended or withdrawn from your program you may request a refund from the University's Cash Office (situated on the ground floor of the Finance Building).

International student deposit

The international student deposit of £2,000 is refundable only in the event of a student being refused a visa to study full time in the UK (documentary evidence must be produced) or a student failing to meet the University's entry requirements.

Payment of the refund

Once it is established that a refund is payable the ensuing payment must be refunded to the original payer using the same method of payment as the original remittance due to UK Anti Money Laundering Legislation requirements.

Refund due to Withdrawal/Suspension

If you withdraw from you program early (or Suspend your studies) your tuition fee costs may be adjusted pro-rata based on your last date of attendance (see how your fees are adjusted section below). The adjusted fee amount will depend on your cohort, course status and domicile.

Note:

  • No application for a refund of fees will be considered unless a withdrawal or suspension has been fully approved by your 'home' department/Academic Registry and processed by the Student Record Office.
  • Where an international student enrols but withdraws or suspends during the first 2 weeks of term, the University will retain £1000 of the fee paid
  • Any overpayment of tuition fees arising from a Suspension of studies will be automatically carried forward into the next Academic Session. The credit will be used to offset any fee liability upon resumption of studies. Students can however make a formal application for a refund at the point of suspension
  • If after a period of suspension you resume studies at the start of the next Academic year you will become liable for the full course costs for that year
  • If an International student is suspended or withdrawn for 'non-attendance' the date submitted to the UKBA will be used for fee recalculation purposes

How your fees are adjusted

UK/EU Undergraduate

If you withdraw from your program early (or suspend your studies) your tuition fee costs will be adjusted pro-rata based on your last date of attendance. See breakdown below based on your cohort year.

  • the Academic Year will be taken to be a 30 week study period split into 3 academic terms (excepting non-standard courses)
  • if you withdraw from your program early (or Suspend your studies) before the 7th October 2016 your tuition fee costs will be cancelled in full
  • thereafter, fee liability will be calculated on a termly basis with a minimum of 25% being charged in Term 1, 50% in Term 2 and 100% in Term 3
Last date of attendanceFrom 2012/13 cohortPre 2012/2013 cohort
Term 1 (from 07/10/2016 to 16/12/2016) £2250 £866.25
Term 2 (from 09/01/2017 to 07/04/2017) £4500 £1732.50
Term 3 (from 01/05/2017 to 16/06/2017) £9000 £3465

International Undergraduate

If you withdraw from your program early (or suspend your studies) your tuition fee costs will be adjusted pro-rata based on your last date of attendance.

  • the Academic Year will be taken to be a 30 week study period split into 3 academic terms (excepting non-standard courses)
  • if you withdraw from your program early (or Suspend your studies) before the 7th October 2016 you will be charged £1000 only
  • thereafter, fee liability will be calculated on a pro-rata weekly basis with a minimum of 25% being payable in Term 1 and a minimum of 50% in Term 2
  • full course fees are payable if your 'last date of attendance' is recorded after the last day of Term 2

Postgraduate (All)

If you withdraw from your program early (or suspend your studies) your tuition fee costs will be adjusted pro-rata based on your last date of attendance.

Research:

  • the Academic Year will be taken to be a 12 month period
  • if you leave your program early you will be charged 1/12th of the overall fee (per month) up to your last date of attendance
  • if you are a Home/EU student and withdraw from your program early (or Suspend your studies) before the 7th October 2016 your tuition fee costs will be cancelled in full
  • International students are charged a minimum of £1000 in every instance
  • partial months are charged as full months
  • full fees payable after the 9th month of enrolment

Taught:

If you withdraw from your program early (or suspend your studies) your tuition fee costs will be adjusted pro-rata based on your last date of attendance.

  • the Academic Year will be taken to be a 30 week study period for the Taught element of your program (Part 1) plus 60 credits for your Dissertation (Part 2); (excepting non-standard courses)
  • fees will be adjusted on a pro-rata* weekly basis during the Taught element
  • if you are a Home/EU student and withdraw from your program early (or Suspend your studies) before the 7th October 2016 your tuition fee costs will be cancelled in full
  • International students are charged a minimum of £1000 in every instance
  • full Part 1 costs are payable if your 'last date of attendance' is recorded after the last day of Term 2
  • full course fees are payable (Part 1 and 2) if your withdraw/suspend after completing Part 1 and have embarked upon your dissertation

*formula used for full time programmes: 2/3 x full fee/30 x number of weeks of attendance

Appeals process

If you withdraw from your program early (or Suspend your studies) during the first 4 weeks of the first term of an Academic Session and you disupute the amount you have been charged due to an extenuating circumstance that concluded to you leaving your program early, you have the right to appeal. Appeal forms are available here  

Please send the completed form along with all supporting evidence to the Student Finance Section, Student Records, Singleton Abbey, Swansea, SA2 8PP.

Your appeal will be considered by an Appeals panel in November and you will be notified in writing of the outcome.