Applies to students who have officially enrolled at the University

Requesting a refund

If you have made an overpayment or your tuition fees have been reduced due to a late sponsor notification or you have suspended or withdrawn from your program you may request a refund from

Refunds can be given in exceptional circumstances, at the University's discretion.

International student deposit

Deposit refunds will be considered on a case by case basis – please contact with further details regarding your situation.

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


  • No application for a refund of fees will be considered unless a withdrawal or suspension has been fully approved by your home department/Faculty and Academic Services 
  • 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
  • If you have been awarded a University bursary to cover part/full fees the bursary will be adjusted pro-rata using the same calculation methods as set out in the section below
  • Any overpayment of tuition fees (or balance of a University bursary) 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 via
  • 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 (less any credits you successfully completed prior to your suspension)
  • If you are suspended or withdrawn for 'non-payment' of Tuition Fees, your Fee liability will be calculated up to your suspension/withdrawal date 
  • If you are suspended or withdrawn for 'non-attendance' your Fee liability will be calculated based on your last recorded date of attendance/engagement  
  • If you are in receipt of SLC funding you may be liable to repay any loan funding you have received beyond your last recorded date of attendance/engagement. Please contact the Money Advice team for more information


How your fees are adjusted