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International fees

We are proud to get you to where you need to be. You can find all the information here related to fees as an international student studying in the UK.

International Fees

International fees apply to any students who live outside of the United Kingdom (UK), but there are exceptions for students from the Republic of Ireland, or with EU settled/pre-settled status.

Undergraduate tuition fees are £16,000 for 2024/25.

Postgraduate fees are from £16,500 - £18,000 for 2024/5 depending on the course.


If you are an international student, you must pay a non-refundable tuition fee deposit before you can receive your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letter. This deposit becomes the first part of your tuition fee payment.

You should not pay the deposit until you have received your official offer letter from us. The letter will contain your applicant number, which you will need to pay the deposit.

Reminder of the tuition fee will need to be settled upon enrolment, or alternatively, through an instalment plan if you are eligible for one. Your offer letter will specify your eligibility status.

Methods of payment

Pay online

Visit the University of Sunderland Payment Portal to pay your fees with a credit card, debit card, or online transfer via PayPal.

Make a bank transfer

You can make a direct bank transfer to the University of Sunderland's bank account.

Bank: Barclays Bank PLC, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR1 1RS, UK
Account: University of Sunderland
Account Number: 00065692
Bank Sort Code: 20-85-59
IBAN: GB61 BARC 2085 5900 0656 92

Please include your Student ID number in the payment reference

It can take up to two weeks for the University of Sunderland to receive money sent via an international bank transfer. You cannot register until we have received the money, so please leave sufficient time to pay your tuition fee.

Please ensure you read Tuiton Fee and Refund Policy 2023/4 (PDF) before you send any payment.

If you have any questions about payments please email the Finance Office at

Please ensure that you quote your full name and application number on all tuition fee transactions. You should also read all University financial policies before you send any payment.

Financially sponsored students

A sponsored student is a student whose fees are being paid for by their employer or a government body. Any student being sponsored (e.g. by a company or public sector organisation) needs to provide valid written evidence in the form of a sponsor letter of support for each academic year.

To be valid, a sponsor letter must be on the official sponsor’s letterhead and clearly state the student name, student number and the sponsorship amount. If relatives or personal friends are paying your fees, they are not official sponsors and you will be treated as a self-funded student.

If your sponsor is funding less than the full amount of your tuition fee or withdraws the sponsorship during the financial year for any reason, it is your personal responsibility to settle any outstanding amount.

Keep your money and payments safe from fraudsters

Fraudsters typically select international students who are looking for ways to make their payments to the University, but will target anyone they think they can make money from.

Read more about known scams and how to protect your money and online payments from fraudsters in our Help and Advice article.

Tuition Fee and Refund Policy

Read the University's Tuition Fee and Refund Policy - Full Time International 2022/3