Tuition fees and payments

Page last updated:
21 Sep 2021

Course fees, and the options for payment, can vary depending on the cost of your course and whether you are a UK/ EU or a non-EU international student.

In this page you’ll find all the information you need about fees for your course and how to make payment if you need to.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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If you're a new starter, your fee will have been confirmed with your offer. 

If you're a continuing student you should hopefully be aware of your fee for the new year, but if not, assistance is available via our course pages, our university's Student Administration Services team or via your personal Online Registration and Welcome login.

For most full time UK undergraduate students joining our university in 2021/22, fees will be £9,250.

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If you're receiving a tuition fee loan from the Student Loan Company then your fees will be paid by them directly to our university some time after you have enrolled, and the payment options that we describe do not apply to you.

If you're a student who is required to pay their fees whilst studying, below we have provided related documents, describing the payment options available for 2021/22. Each document details our scheme pre-requisites, eligibility criteria, terms and conditions and applicable dates.

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To pay some or all of your tuition fees directly to our university, at the start of the academic year you should be selecting one of our university’s payment options and making the necessary payment. Later in the academic year you may need to pay a balance of your tuition fees (if, for example, you have opted onto our university’s fifty-fifty instalment scheme). Additionally, your sponsor may wish to know what methods of payment are available to them. In all such cases the information below should assist.

IMPORTANT – Please ensure you quote your Leeds Beckett University student ID number with all payments.

Make a payment for your fees via our online payments service.

Make a payment over the telephone:

  • +44 (0)113 812 3832

Opening hours for telephone payments (UK time) are;

  • 9.00am – 4.15pm Monday to Thursday
  • 9.00am – 3.30pm Friday

(Please have your credit / debit card details and student ID ready; please also note that we do not accept American Express).

Make a payment via direct bank transfer:

Payment schemes and other helpful information

If you're required to pay your fees you might find it helpful to use one of the payment schemes available.

Here, you will find a brief descpriton of the schemes we offer,  for schemes that are applicable and available to you, please read the full descriptions that are also available as they contain vital information concerning eligibility and applicable payment dates.

Please note; annual course fees are usually calculated based on the expected totality of educational services delivered in respect of a particular course or programme of study undertaken within a 12-month period. Therefore, payment on a module by module basis is not permitted.

It is vital, if you are relying on a Tuition Fee Loan, that you are confident of your eligibility for funding prior to commencing your course and you can find useful information on our Funding your studies pages. If you are self-funding, however, you can select your payment option from those listed below.

This is available to all students and you can make payment to the university either online or by telephone. See above for information on how to pay.

This is available to all students on a course lasting a minimum of one academic year with a fee contribution for the year of £425 or over.

This involves a payment of a minimum of 50% of the annual fee (or your contribution towards it) prior to or at the start of the academic year* with the balance becoming due around four months later.

(* overseas students may need to pay their initial 50% well in advance to secure their CAS).

This is available to UK / continuing EU students (with a valid UK bank account) on a course lasting a minimum of one academic year with a fee contribution for the year of £425 or over.

This involves a payment of a minimum of 15% of the annual fee (or your contribution towards it) prior to or at the start of the academic year, followed by payment of the balance in six equal monthly Direct Debit instalments.

If you are however, in receipt of a postgraduate loan from the Student Loans company (paid directly to your nominated bank account), our university has developed a payment scheme specifically for postgraduate students, which coincides with the instalment payments that you will receive for your loan, and splits your tuition fee payments into three equal Direct Debit instalments across the year.

Please note, invoices are not issued for payment up front or for qualifying payments for the above schemes.

Payment dates and terms and conditions apply to the above schemes, and it is important that you are aware of them when determining how to pay. Please make sure you check the full details for the schemes you are interested in. 

If you require further information about the above payment schemes, please contact the Incomes team.

The government-backed postgraduate loans are available for many courses through Student Finance England funding.

More information about courses that may be eligible for funding can be found on our Postgraduate loan scheme information page.

Once you have been approved by Student Finance England for a loan you should receive a schedule for when you can expect your instalment payments of your loan. 

Unlike your undergraduate loan, your full loan amount will be paid directly to you, to a nominated account, but it is important to remember that you will be personally responsible for paying the university your course / tuition fee charges assisted by your loan instalments. 

To help you spread the cost, our university has developed a payment scheme specifically for post graduate students, which coincides with the instalment payments that you will receive for your loan, and splits your tuition fee payments into three equal Direct Debit instalments across the year.

You can choose this payment method at enrolment, and once set up, your direct debit will automatically take your first instalment of your fees (34%) on the 30th of November (for semester 1 starters), shortly after when you have received your loan and any subsequent payments in the same manner.

Scheme illustrative examples:

  • Semester 1 starters 2020/21 - Example fee; £6,170
    • Instalment 1; 30/11/2021 £2,056.67
    • Instalment 2; 28/01/2021 £2,056.67
    • Instalment 3; 28/04/2021 £2056.66
  • Semester 2 Starters; 2020/21 - Example fee; £6,170
    • Instalment 1; 01/03/2021 £2,056.67
    • Instalment 2; 28/04/2021 £2,056.67
    • Instalment 3; 28/10/2021 £2056.66
  1. What should i do if there is a delay in receiving my loan?

    If there is any delay in receiving your loan and there will not be the funds available to pay any of your instalments on their due date, then please contact us asap on 0113 81 25950 to let us know. 

    Please be mindful that there is a £25 administration fee payable on any bounced Direct Debits or late payments, so it is important to get in touch with us as soon as possible. 

  2. What happens if I miss a payment?

    Where you opt into the postgraduate loan instalment scheme, and then do not meet one of the required instalment payments, the university reserves the right to remove you from the scheme and charge interest on the outstanding balance from the due date of the invoice.

    We also ask that you consider our ‘Student regulation; Fee Schedule and Liability Policy 2020/21; point 15' that failure to pay an outstanding balance may affect their ability to graduate / receive an award for their course of study also.

For further information on the general support available for International Students living and studying in the UK, please visit our Information for international students webpages.

This is available to all students and you can make payment to the university either online or by telephone. See above for information on how to pay.

This is available to all students on a course lasting a minimum of one academic year with a fee contribution for the year of £425 or over.

This involves a payment of a minimum of 50% of the annual fee (or your contribution towards it) prior to or at the start of the academic year* with the balance becoming due around four months later.

(* overseas students may need to pay their initial 50% well in advance to secure their CAS).

This is available to UK / continuing EU students (with a valid UK bank account) on a course lasting a minimum of one academic year with a fee contribution for the year of £425 or over.

This involves a payment of a minimum of 15% of the annual fee (or your contribution towards it) prior to or at the start of the academic year, followed by payment of the balance in six equal monthly Direct Debit instalments.

If you are however, in receipt of a postgraduate loan from the Student Loans company (paid directly to your nominated bank account), our university has developed a payment scheme specifically for postgraduate students, which coincides with the instalment payments that you will receive for your loan, and splits your tuition fee payments into three equal Direct Debit instalments across the year.

Many students secure funding from such third party organisations.

It is important that if some or all of your fees are to be met in this way both you and your sponsor are aware of their responsibilities.

By the term ‘sponsor’ we are referring to a third party such as an employer or government agency (we do not include in this category, assistance from friends or
family, or support via Student Finance England / Student Loan Company).

Ideally sponsors should pay at the start of the academic year. However, we understand that many sponsors will require an invoice before making payment. As our university does not issue invoices until a student is enrolled, we therefore need you to supply certain information at the start of each academic year for which you will be funded.

What you need to supply

If your fees are to be met by a sponsor you need to supply our university with evidence of this sponsorship; you may be able to provide details in respect of your sponsor (including the opportunity to upload a copy letter or purchase order) via our university’s Online Welcome and Registration facility, but in addition you can also provide a physical copy of your letter of sponsorship or purchase order to our Incomes team:

This letter should be signed by an authorised person within your sponsoring organisation and should provide clear information as to the level of sponsorship, the address to which our university’s invoice should be sent, any purchase order number which may need to be quoted on our invoice and clear contact information.

What will happen next

Shortly after you enrol, your sponsoring organisation will be issued with our invoice and will be required to pay within 28 days of the invoice date. We have a range of accepted methods of payment, details of which can be found below.

Please note: instalment schemes are not available to sponsors and late payment interest will be levied on a daily basis against invoices outstanding beyond their due dates.

Important Information

  • Students from outside the EU who are claiming such financial sponsorship will need to be able to provide their sponsorship details as a pre-requisite to obtaining their CAS letter, and for returning students, for completing the reenrolment process
  • The absence of proof of sponsorship will result in you being considered as self-financing
  • If your sponsor is only funding a proportion of your fees for the year, you need to investigate what payment options may be available to you for your own proportion of the fees
  • We recommend that you keep a copy of your sponsorship letter. This will assist in the event of any kind of dispute, or should the original go missing
  • Ultimately, any fees not paid by your sponsor will become your responsibility

You will be able to withdraw and cancel the Contract within 14 days of the date when you accept your place and within 14 days from the date that teaching begins on your course (the ‘cooling off’ periods’).

If you cancel your contract within the above specified time frames, you will be eligible for a refund of any related fees paid to the university up to the date of cancellation, therefore it is in your interest to ensure that recorded and dated information is submitted before the end of the cooling off period.

In order to cancel the contract, you must inform the university by email to registrationandawards@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. This form is provided as a template for you to use in order to provide your notification. Only when official notification has been received will the cancellation be processed.

Please complete the contract cancellation form and send to: registrationandawards@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Contact the incomes team

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