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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


If you're domiciled in Nigeria and are applying for MSc Automation, Control and Robotics for September 2018:

  • Your total course fees are £13,250

Step 1: You are eligible for a £3,000 discount
£13,250-£3,000 = £10,250

Step 2: £10,250/2 = £5,125

Step 3: £5,125 - £1,000 = £4,125

Step 4: You need to pay £4,125 before you can enrol on your course.

Step 5: You need to pay the balance of £5,125 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.

European Union (EU) students only

Undergraduate courses

If you are an EU student from outside of the UK, you will not have to pay fees before you join the University or while you are studying on an undergraduate course. Like UK students, you can take out a tuition fee loan, which you will not have to repay until after you are earning above a minimum amount decided by the UK Government (currently the equivalent of £21,000 a year).

Fees usually increase by a small amount each year due to inflation. So on an undergraduate course you may pay more in following years than for your first year of study.

For more information about how to apply for your tuition fee loan visit the GOV.UK website, contact them by phone +44 (0)141 243 3570 or by email at

Postgraduate courses

Students who wish to study a masters programme can consider applying for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,280 from Student Finance England, application launch dates will be announced at Some students may be eligible for The Erasmus+ Master loan.

The fee for a course is usually given in the online prospectus entry. We give this information wherever possible. The fees quoted in the prospectus are subject to change, so please check fees with us before applying for a place.

We normally increase course fees each year in line with inflation. If you need more information about course fees please use the contact details given in the course entry.

If you are paying your own fees and your annual tuition fee is more than £300, you can pay by instalments. If your fees are £300 or under, you must pay the full amount when you receive the invoice.

  • If your fees are between £300 and £600 - you can pay in two instalments (due 1 October and 1 February)
  • If your fees are £600 and above - you can pay in three instalments (due 1 October, 1 February and 1 May)


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

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.


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 2021 if unable to take their course place, as long as they have not enrolled. Alternatively, students may be able to defer their place to a later intake, 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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