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Paying for your course

Paying for your course

Tuition fees

Every student enrolling on a course here must pay fees for each year of their course. These fees are determined by your nationality and residency over the past three years. The cost of your course will be in your University offer letter.

Paying your tuition fees

All international students taking a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught course must pay tuition fees before or at enrolment. If you do not do this you will not be able to enrol on your course.

Please use the following instructions to calculate the amount due before enrolment

  • Step 1: Find out your total course fees from your offer letter. Then take away any discounts you are eligible for
  • Step 2: Divide the resulting figure by two to work out 50% of the tuition fee
  • Step 3: Have you paid a deposit? Take it away from the 50% fee
  • Step 4: You must pay this amount before you can enrol on your course at Sheffield Hallam University
  • Step 5: You must pay the balance by the following dates:
    September intake - 1 February
    January intake - 1 September

Example

If you're domiciled in Nigeria and are applying for MSc Automation, Control and Robotics for September 2021:

  • Your total course fees are £13,650

Step 1: You are eligible for a £3,000 discount
£13,650-£3,000 = £10,650

Step 2: £10,650/2 = £5,325

Step 3: £5,325 - £1,000 = £4,325

Step 4: You need to pay £4,325 before you can enrol on your course.

Step 5: You need to pay the balance of £5,325 by 1 February

If possible you should pay your fees before you leave home. If you cannot arrange this, the University will accept payment when you arrive.

If you plan to pay by bank card you must get your bank’s authorisation to make one large payment in the third week of September. Without this authorisation you will have difficulties making the payment when you arrive in the University.

Exchange students do not pay course fees.

Refunding fees for enrolled international students who cannot join their course in the UK

As an international student, you will need to have paid 50% of your tuition fees before enrolling this January as above. Normally you would be in the UK at this point but due to the current travel restrictions, you may be enrolling and starting your course from your home country – before joining us in Sheffield as soon as it is safe to do so.

You may be concerned about paying your fees, if you do not yet have a visa to study in the UK. Please do not wait for the outcome of your visa application to pay your fees and enrol on your course.

If your application for a visa is subsequently refused, the university will refund all fees even if you have enrolled and started your course. Our International Admissions team will require receipt of proof of the visa refusal, and then process this refund for you.

Sponsors

If you have obtained sponsorship from your employer, government or other professional body, the University needs a letter from them confirming

  • Your name, course and the academic year they will be paying
  • The amount of fees they will be paying (such as 100 per cent)
  • The contact name, company name, address and phone number where the invoice should be sent

Send a copy of your sponsor letter as soon as possible to the Sales Ledger Team via email to invoicing@shu.ac.uk.

Student sponsor invoices are payable in full within 30 days of receipt of invoice. If your sponsor does not make payment for any reason, you are personally liable to pay the full amount of course fees.

Deposits

International students taking a full-time postgraduate or undergraduate taught course must pay a deposit. The University requires this deposit once you have met all academic conditions to secure your place and issue your CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) statement. The deposit amount will be confirmed in your offer letter.

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, we will be extending our current deposit refund policy. All applicants who confirm their place and pay their deposit will be entitled to a full deposit refund on request until 1 January 2022 for courses starting in September 2021 if they are unable to take their course place. Alternatively, students may be able to defer their place to a course start date up to September 2022, or study remotely if this option is available and suitable for their course.

Our courses in September are scheduled to go ahead, and we're looking forward to welcoming students from across the globe to join us. However, we appreciate that during these challenging and unprecedented times, plans may change or applicants may be unable to travel. If you have any questions about your application, then please contact our Admissions team who will be happy to help.

The deposit requirement does not apply to EU or international students studying on the Northern Consortium (NCUK) pre-masters programme.

Students taking part in partnership college exchange schemes may have different financial requirements.

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