Our Student Finance Team are available to help you whilst you are studying with us. If you would like a personal appointment then make sure you contact them using the details below.

Student Finance Team

Email: LondonFinanceSupport@northumbria.ac.uk

Self-Funding Students

We are committed to assisting you in your studies wherever possible. If you are experiencing any unforeseen financial difficulties in paying your Tuition Fees, you must contact the Finance Team for support and advice as soon as possible.

For more information on what to do if managing your finances becomes a challenge, visit this page to see how the University can help.

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International students are required to pay a minimum tuition fee deposit of £5,500.

(If you are a sponsored student, please see the relevant section below before making any payments.)

Please note, if you are a Student Route visa student and have made an additional payment after you have been issued a CAS, you do not need to contact us to amend your CAS. You should provide any additional payment receipts as evidence of further funds paid with your visa application.

As per the Terms and Conditions of Offer, you are required to fulfil 50% of your tuition fee payment on or before the university enrolment. This includes the minimum deposit payments already made (i.e. your £5,500 deposit) and any other payment. If you haven’t paid the 50% of your tuition fee, you will be required to do so during the university enrolment.

For all payment-related information and to make a payment, please visit our Make a Payment page.

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Student Finance

If you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student from the UK, you may be able to receive financial support from the Government to help fund your studies.

The Government currently offers two types of loans that cover:

  • Tuition fees (paid directly to the university)
  • Living costs (paid directly to your bank and often called a maintenance loan)

Both loans will need to be repaid after your studies, however generally you won’t have to start paying anything back until the April after you have finished your course once you are employed and earning above a specific amount. For more information on when you’ll start repaying, please refer to your student finance repayment plan. Any loan remaining for students from England after 40 years will be written off. Other UK countries such as Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have different thresholds around repayment.

How to apply
If you would like to find out more information about Student Finance loans and how to apply, please refer to the following:

If you are a full-time international student, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships or bursaries to help fund your studies at our London Campus.

The total amount that you can receive is dependent upon your nationality, your previous academic achievements abilities and the full-time programme that you choose to study.

London Cost of Living Bursary

Eligible international students will receive an automatic bursary for £1,334, covering one month’s living costs in London*, applied at the Conditional Offer as a fee discount. This bursary is effective for intakes in May 2024, September 2024, January 2025 and May 2025. This offer excludes Pre-sessional English, standalone Graduate Certificate programmes and sponsored applicants.

If you receive this bursary, you may still be eligible for additional bursaries and scholarships, these will be confirmed at the Unconditional Offer stage. Full maintenance costs still need to be evidenced when applying for your visa.

This bursary is only available for international students from specific countries**.

*As defined by UKVI

**Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, DR Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Additional information for international students

If a university approved sponsor is paying your fees, you are exempt from paying a deposit providing:

  • You have provided a valid sponsor letter by email to the admissions team along with your acceptance form.
  • You hand in a financial guarantee letter on enrolment. If the University does not receive a financial guarantee letter, you will be invoiced and held liable for payment of fees.
  • The financial guarantee letter should be on Company/Sponsor letterhead and include:
    • Student number;
    • Student name;
    • The amount or the percentage of the sponsorship;
    • Relevant contact person and their email address at the company;
    • Any purchase order or reference, required by the sponsor;
    • A VAT registration number is applicable;
    • Full address of organisation.
    • The sponsor letter/financial guarantee meets the UKVI requirements if you are studying on a Student Route visa – you can find more information on page 50 of the UKVI Guidance documentation here

Unfortunately, Northumbria University is not currently able to accept financial guarantee/sponsor letters from students sponsored by:

  • The Libyan Cultural Attaché, London
  • Nigerian sponsor organisations
  • Ghanaian sponsor organisations

Students who have financial guarantee letters should follow the instructions in the “Paying your Tuition Fee Deposit” section of this webpage and pay their deposit and tuition fee as a self-funded student would. Should the sponsor subsequently be in a position to pay then the University can accept payment from the sponsor and in return will refund the student.

In addition to your tuition fees, you should also allow enough funds to cover your living expenses for the duration of your studies. The actual amount that you will need depends on your lifestyle, but the UKVI recommend that the minimum amount required by a single student to cover basic living expenses (e.g. accommodation, heating, food) is approximately

  • £12,006 (or £1,334 per month x 9 months) in London
  • £9,207 (or £1,023 per month x 9 months)  for out of London areas.

If you are applying for a Student Route Visa to enter the UK, please refer to the information on maintenance requirements to support your visa. It is important that you read this information very carefully as it is your responsibility to ensure that you hold the correct funds required for your visa application otherwise your visa may be refused.

Our international students are required to pay a deposit towards their tuition fees. This information will be detailed in your offer letter.

Our Accommodation Team understand that moving away from home to study at university is a huge part of the student experience. Finding the right accommodation may seem like a big task, but we are here to help support you every step of the way.

London is home to a wide range of accommodation; from ensuite, top-of-the-range residences, to traditional student housing –there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets.

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