Tuition fee deposit for international students

Do I need to pay a deposit?

All self-funded international students are required to pay a deposit in order to receive a CAS.

Deposit deadlines

  • Postgraduate students starting September 2024: 12 July 2024
  • Undergraduate students starting September 2024: 22 August 2024

How much is my deposit?

A deposit of £5,000 must be paid by all self-funded international students in order to get the CAS.

How much do I need to pay to enrol?

International students must pay an initial deposit of £5,000 plus the first instalment which is due before enrolment. A breakdown of instalments depending on the amount of scholarship received is detailed below. 

Does LJMU offer a payment plan?

Students have the option to pay their fees in full or in three equal instalments minus any internal scholarships. The first instalment is due before enrolment.

For January 2024 students, the second instalment must be paid by 15 May and the third instalment by 15 August 2024. For September 2024 students, the second instalment must be paid by 15 January 2025 and the third by 15 April 2025.

I received an Achievement Scholarship of £3,000 how much must I pay? 

September 2024 (fees of £17,750)

  • Deposit required pre-CAS: £5,000
  • Payment before enrolment 14 September 2024: £3,250
  • First instalment 15 January 2025: £3,250
  • Second instalment 15 April 2025: £3,250 

September 2024 students (fees of £18,250)

  • Deposit required pre-CAS: £5,000
  • Payment before enrolment 14 September 2024: £3,417
  • First instalment 15 January 2025: £3,417
  • Second instalment 15 April 2025: £3,417
Please note
The scholarship will have been deducted with the balance payable in three equal instalments.

Students who do not pay their first instalment by enrolment will be required to pay the balance of their fees in full by 15 February (if joining in September or 15 June if joining in January).

Please note
No further instalment plans will be available.

I received a Regional Scholarship of £3,500 how much must I pay? 

September 2024 students (fees of £17,750)

  • Deposit required pre-CAS: £5,000
  • Payment before enrolment 14 September 2024: £3,083
  • First instalment 15 January 2025: £3,083
  • Second instalment 15 April 2025: £3,083 

September 2024 students (fees of £18,250)

  • Deposit required pre-CAS: £5,000
  • Payment before enrolment 14 September 2024: £3,250
  • First instalment 15 January 2025: £3,250
  • Second instalment 15 April 2025: £3,250

Please note
The scholarship will have been deducted with the balance payable in three equal instalments.

Students who do not pay their first instalment by enrolment will be required to pay the balance of their fees in full by 15 February (if joining in September or 15 June if joining in January).

Please note
No further instalment plans will be available.

I received a Regional Scholarship of £4,000 how much must I pay? 

September 2024 students (fees of £17,750)

  • Deposit required pre-CAS: £5,000
  • Payment before enrolment 14 September 2024: £2,917
  • First instalment 15 January 2025: £2,917
  • Second instalment 15 April 2025: £2,917

September 2024 students (fees of £18,250)

  • Deposit required pre-CAS: £5,000
  • Payment before enrolment 14 September: £3,083
  • First instalment 15 January 2025: £3,083
  • Second instalment 15 April 2025: £3,083

Please note
The scholarship will have been deducted with the balance payable in three equal instalments.

Students who do not pay their first instalment by enrolment will be required to pay the balance of their fees in full by 15 February.

Please note
No further instalment plans will be available.

How can I pay my deposit?

You can pay your initial deposit using our online payment system.

Read the how to pay guide.

If you choose to, you can pay more than the deposit amount required. If we receive more than the mandatory £5,000, the relevant amount will be detailed in your CAS letter.

If you have not yet paid your deposit to secure your place at LJMU, please watch this video guide on making the payment (with the lower exchange rate), using Flywire.

Please note
LJMU encourages all applicants to pay their tuition fee and deposit payments via Flywire, as an easy, secure and trusted method of sending international payments.

What information must I include when paying my deposit?

When paying your deposit, please quote your LJMU Applicant ID number (this should begin with the number 9 or 10), as well as the month and year you will be starting at LJMU. For example, September 2024.

Pay your deposit

What are the next steps after I pay my deposit?

Having paid your deposit, a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies number will be produced. You can use this Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number to apply for your visa. Please note that CAS numbers can only be produced six months before the start date of the course as they expire beyond this length of time.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

You may not need to pay a deposit if you are:

  • a student who is sponsored by a Liverpool John Moores University recognised sponsor - you must provide appropriate evidence of official sponsorship
  • a student in receipt of a full-fee scholarship
  • a student in receipt of a US federal loan

I currently study in the UK with Study Group, Kaplan or NCUK. Should I pay a deposit?

All students coming from Study Group, NCUK or Kaplan arranged courses, need to pay a deposit to enter onto an LJMU course.

Can I get a refund?

Deposits will only be refunded to the person or body who paid the fee. You can request a refund using the International Deposit Refund Form.

A deposit can only be refunded back in the same way payment was received by the University, and to the same person who made the payment originally. If you are required to pay a deposit, this will also be outlined in the offer letter you received from the University.

Please see the links below for some helpful information regarding the Flywire Refund process.

When must I pay my deposit?

We request that you pay your deposit as soon as possible after getting an unconditional offer to allow enough time for the necessary visa processes.

I still have questions – who can I contact?

For any questions related to tuition fee deposits, please email iac@ljmu.ac.uk.