Fees and deposits
Mandatory requirements for your course are covered by the tuition fees. These include course materials and access to university libraries, computing and sporting facilities and use of the open learning centre. Optional field trips, accommodation and airport transfers are not included in the tuition fees.
Deposits – self-funded students
Self-funded international students who require a UK visa to study at the university are required to pay a deposit in order for the university to issue a Confirmation for Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number, which is required in order to apply for a visa. International students can either pay their remaining tuition fees in full at the start of their course or in three instalments, in accordance with these deadlines.
If you are starting your course with us in September 2023 a deposit of £3,000 is payable and the deadlines for the three instalments are:
- 50% of total fees paid by 31 October 2023
- A further 25% of total fees paid by 31 January 2024
- The final 25% of total fees paid by 30 April 2024.
If you are starting your course with us in January 2024 or September 2024 a deposit of £5,000 is required to be paid in order for the university to issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number, with remaining tuition fees to be paid either in full.
If you are starting your course with us in January 2024 the deadlines for the two instalments will be:
- 50% of fee by 28 February 2024
- Remaining balance to be paid by 31 May 2024.
If you are starting your course with us in September 2024 the deadlines for the two instalments will be:
- 50% of fee by end 31 October 2024
- Remaining balance to be paid by 31 January 2025.
The deposit is subject to review, but the minimum amount of £5,000 will still apply from January 2024.
Your tuition fee deposit should be paid using the University of Brighton’s payment service, powered by our partner Flywire, which allows you to pay in the currency of your choice in a simple and secure way.
For English language pre-sessional programmes you must provide us with your deposit at least three weeks before the start of the course.
- Your deposit payment secures your place and is deducted from the final course fee.
- The deposit is fully refundable in cases where we receive at least two weeks’ notice in writing that you are no longer able to attend the course.
- If less than two weeks’ notice is given then you will be charged a £150 administration fee.
- If we do not receive notice of non-attendance before the start of the course, you will not be entitled to a refund.
- You will receive a full refund of your deposit if your course is withdrawn.
- You will receive a full refund if your visa is refused (providing it has not been refused due to misrepresentation, eg. false statements or information).
Fees – sponsored students
If you're not paying your own fees you must produce a financial guarantee letter at least three weeks before the start of your course confirming that your fees will be paid by your government, your employer or another sponsor. We will then invoice your sponsor directly for your fees.
Paying the rest of your tuition fees
You can pay the remainder of your tuition fees from the first day of your course either online, by bank transfer, or in person.