International fees payments
International students must pay a minimum of 50% of their annual fee at or before enrolment, paying the outstanding balance in full within four months of the beginning of their programme or re-enrolment. There are no exceptions to this policy. If you are unsure what your annual tuition fee is, please contact the Registry Services Team.
Please note that the University does not accept payment by cash or cheque (including bankers drafts).
If your fees are being paid by a sponsor (for example an employer or embassy) you must provide clear evidence of this in writing at the beginning of your programme, and at the beginning of each subsequent year.
Please note that any sponsor must normally have a UK address and postcode.
Owing to visa restrictions, international students are not eligible for any additional financial assistance towards their tuition fees from the University. It is assumed that international students have finances in place to pay the full cost of their fees plus their living costs for the duration of their programme.
What happens if you don’t pay your tuition fees?
The consequences of not paying your tuition fees on time range from having your IT access and borrowing rights removed to ultimately losing your place at the University. Students who have outstanding debts will not be allowed to attend graduation, and certificates and transcripts will be withheld until all fees are paid. In extreme cases the University will also pursue outstanding debts through the courts.
The University is required by law to notify United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) if any international students do not meet their obligations regarding fee payment and attendance at the University.
It is not in the University’s interest to take this course of action and we will contact you at different times during the year to remind you of your obligations and to ensure you can continue your studies at LJMU.