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Paying tuition fees

When you successfully apply to the University of Sunderland in London you receive an offer letter explaining your annual tuition fees and scholarships.

Self-funded international students

If you are from outside the European Union you must pay a non-refundable deposit of 50% of your tuition fee. Some courses provide a discount if you pay 100% of your tuition fee at this stage.

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 in order to pay the deposit.

The deposit must be paid before you can receive your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letter. This deposit becomes the first part of your tuition fee payment.

Tuition fees and refund policies

When you enrol you can either pay the total tuition fee amount in full, or choose one of the following payment options:

Three payment instalment plan

If your course is one academic year or more, you can choose to split your tuition fee payment into three amounts, based on the official start date of your course. 

Course start dateInstalment oneInstalment twoInstalment three
October 1 December 1 March 1 June
January 1 March  1 June 1 September
April 1 June 1 September 1 December
August 1 October 1 January 1 April

Seven payment instalment plan

If you choose to pay via seven instalments your start date will be the same as the three payment instalment plan. You will then pay monthly on the 1st until your final payment, which also falls on the same date as above.

A credit agreement must be completed if you want to pay through seven instalments. This credit agreement is available during the online enrolment process or via your e:Vision account. 

Student Finance England

UK and EU students can apply for a loan to pay for their tuition fees, managed by Student Finance England. The process differs slightly depending on where you're from.

If you intend to pay your fees through Student Finance England, either in part of full, you must inform the University at the time of enrolment. Applications for funding need to be made direct to Student Finance England and must be made for each academic year of your course of study.

For UK/EU undergraduate students: Once Student Finance England agrees to fund you, they will notify and pay your tuition fees directly to the University.

For UK/EU postgraduate students: Following your successful application for funding, you will receive the full loan amount from Student Finance. You will then be required to pay your tuition fees to the University yourself. 

Until Student Finance England confirms their sponsorship of you to the University of Sunderland in London, you remain liable for any fees due. If Student Finance England is funding less than the full amount of your tuition fee, it is your personal responsibility to settle the outstanding amount.

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.