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Tuition fee deposit

The University charges a tuition fee deposit for postgraduate entrants (excluding PGCE, MA Social Work. MA GEMMA and HYMS students).

The deposit requirement can only be waived for the following groups of students (upon receipt of appropriate evidence):

  • those whose tuition fees are fully funded by a University approved financial sponsor or
  • those in receipt of a full-fee scholarship or bursary from the University of Hull or
  • end on study University of Hull undergraduates

The deposit applies to all applicants holding an offer and assessed by the University as paying fees at the 'overseas' rate. University of Hull undergraduate students progressing directly to a postgraduate programme of study are not required to pay a deposit.  Please note, however, that a CAS will not be issued until all financial debt due to the University for previous study has been cleared.

The deposit is £2000 against the tuition fee and for those who need a Tier 4 visa to study, the Tier 4 CAS will only be issued once the deposit has been received in full.

The following questions and answers should answer many of the queries you may have about the tuition fee deposit.

 

Do I have to pay a tuition fee deposit?
All international students (those determined as overseas for fees purposes) undertaking a taught/research Masters or a PhD are required to pay a £2000 tuition fee deposit.  If you are required to pay a deposit you will be informed in your offer letter. University of Hull undergraduate students progressing directly to a postgraduate programme of study are not required to pay a deposit.

How much should I pay?
The deposit is £2000, however you are able to pay up to the full tuition fee for your course if you wish.  The deposit requirement can only be waived for the following groups of students (upon receipt of appropriate evidence):

  • those whose tuition fees are fully funded by a University approved financial sponsor or
  • those in receipt of a full-fee scholarship or bursary from the University of Hull or
  • end on study University of Hull undergraduates

Will I get a receipt?
If you pay online using the University of Hull payment facility, you will be able to print a receipt when the payment is made. 

When and how can I pay?
You can pay your deposit as soon as you have received an offer letter from the University. The quickest and easiest way to pay the deposit is online, using the University's payment facility.

Alternative payment options are also available.  Please see our Money website for information.

What is the latest date I can pay?
We recommend that you pay as soon as possible after you have received your offer letter.  Ideally you should pay at least 8 weeks prior to the start of the date of your programme (you will find the start date of your programme on your offer letter).  However, we will accept payment made after that date, and before the programme formal start date, but you must be sure you can obtain your visa and make travel arrangements to be at the University by the latest allowed start date for your programme.

What if I can't pay the deposit?
If you do not fall into one of the exempted groups you will be required to pay the tuition fee deposit before a CAS can be issued, if a CAS is required.

What do I do if I applied less than 8 weeks before my course starts or I do not have the money to pay by the 8 week deadline?
We will still require the deposit to be paid as quickly as possible and will not turn away payment but you need to consider whether there is time for you to make a successful visa application (if relevant) and then any necessary travel arrangements to be able to join the programme at the start.

Can I pay the deposit if I have a conditional offer?
Yes.  You can pay your deposit when you receive your conditional offer letter.  You can pay your deposit at any point after you have made your application, preferably no later than 8 weeks prior to the start of your programme.

Do I have to pay a deposit if I am a sponsored student?
If your studies are funded by a University approved financial sponsor, then we will waive your deposit requirement, upon receipt of appropriate evidence (a financial guarantee).

If I pay the deposit and then my sponsor agrees to pay my full tuition fees can I have the £2000 back?
Yes, a refund can be made once the sponsor payment has been received.  This would be arranged through the University's Student Finance Team.

Do I need to pay a deposit if I get a scholarship?
If you receive a tuition fee scholarship you do not need to pay a deposit if the scholarship covers the full tuition fee.  If it is a partial scholarship you need to pay the £2000 deposit (or less if the difference between the tuition fee and the tuition fee scholarship is less).

What happens if I have a tuition fee debt from previous study at the University?
If you owe any tuition fees to the University from a previous programme, anything you pay towards your tuition fee deposit will be used to clear that outstanding debt before being put towards your tuition fee deposit.

Do I need to pay a deposit for a University of Hull English language programme?
No, we do not currently require students undertaking an English language programme to pay a tuition fee deposit.

Will I get a refund if I cannot come to the University?
Under certain circumstances the University will refund your deposit.  For full guidance please go to the Tuition Fee Deposits Refund Policy.

What happens to my deposit if I defer?
If you are granted a deferral, your deposit will be rolled over to the year in which you expect to start your studies.

Does the University require me to pay a deposit before I can defer my programme?
No.  You can request deferral without paying a deposit.

If my visa is refused, what happens to my deposit?
If your visa application is refused for any reason other than the submission of fraudulent documents or a breach of visa conditions, we will refund your deposit, minus an administration fee of 10%.

My question is not answered here, what shall I do?
If you have further queries, please contact Postgraduate Admissions at pgstudy@hull.ac.uk.

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