Tuition fee refunds

Students can claim for a refund if they withdraw from study at the University before completion of their course but after paying some or all of their tuition fees. Either the student or their sponsor (parent/guardian) can make a claim, after the University has received a written notification of withdrawal to the school/department or faculty office.

Refund payments

Refunds will be made to the person who originally paid the tuition fees. If your parent or guardian has paid on your behalf but wishes the refund to be paid direct to you, they must provide the Income Office with written confirmation.

Refunds for undergraduates

Students are entitled to a full refund if a claim is made within the first four weeks of the start of the course. Thereafter, any claim for a refund will be based on the number of weeks in attendance (this applies to all undergraduates, including those who have applied for a Student Finance tuition fee loan).

Refunds for postgraduates

Refunds for postgraduate taught and research students are calculated on a monthly basis based on the fee-paying year (1 October* to 30 September). You will be entitled to a full refund if a claim is made within the first four weeks of the start of the course, unless you have outstanding University debts. If you withdraw mid-way through a month, you will be charged for the whole month's fees. Refunds for students sponsored by research councils are based on the relevant research council rules.

* Where the start of term falls in September, students will not be charged for an additional month's fees. In 2017/18, the start of the fee-paying year is 18 September 2017.