Student Fees and Finance

This section explains the things you need to know about paying your student fees at the University of Leicester. We want you to have a really rewarding time whilst you study with us, and as part of our commitment to you we want to be clear regarding our fees.

It's really important before you start your studies with us that you ensure you will have sufficient funds available to pay for your studies, from initial registration through to completion. These pages explain why, and what you need to do if your circumstances change.

How much are fees?

Tuition fees vary depending on the qualification you are studying for, your course, your fee status, your study method and the length of your course.

Accommodation fees will vary depending on the hall you are staying in, the type of room you have, and whether you have a catering package included in your room costs.

For information on accommodation costs or fees for a course, please explore the following areas of our website:

Accommodation Distance Learning English Language Courses
Undergraduate Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research

What financial support is available to help me with my studies?

Before starting a course, you must ensure you have adequate levels of funding to support you for the duration of your studies. We offer a range of Scholarships that you may be eligible for, or you may be able to get help from an
external source in the form of a grant or a loan.

There are links below to a wide range of funding opportunities. If you would like support with budgeting for your studies, our Student Welfare Service can help you.

Funding will depend on how you are studying, your fee status and the level of qualification you are taking.

How do I pay my tuition fees?

You can pay your fees as a self-funding student (you or a family member paying on your behalf) or you may have arranged to take out a loan to pay for your fees. Alternatively you can arrange for a third party organisation to fund your fees.

Do not allow individuals to make payment on your behalf as you cannot be sure that they will make legitimate payments to the University.

You must ensure you know when your fees are due and how much is due at each instalment date. Tuition fees are not linked to how you progress academically through your course and each instalment must be paid in full and received in the University bank account by the required dates.

When and how much to pay

How to pay directly

The University will not accept cash payments for tuition or accommodation fees. If you attempt to pay in cash you will be asked to take the cash to a UK bank to open a UK bank account and make a bank transfer to the University.

Organisations supporting your fees

Canadian Loans Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS) Funding Postgraduate UK Government Student Loan
Professional and Career Development Loan Research Councils/Grant Funded Sponsor
Undergraduate UK Government Student Loan University Funded US Loans

What happens if I leave the University?

Non-payment of fees could ultimately result in you being removed from your course. Contacting us early on means we have more time to work with you through any financial issues you may be experiencing.

There may be times during your studies when you may need to take a break (suspend your studies), or you may wish to stop studying altogether. You may also choose not to complete your full qualification and take a lower award. All of these decisions will affect your financial position, so we have more information to help you understand what may happen in these circumstances:

University debt recovery

We will remind you when a payment instalment is due. If a payment is not made, we will follow this up with you to establish why and you will need to confirm when the payment will be made.

We will work with you if you are in financial difficulty, but you must speak to Student Fees and Income Management or the relevant Distance Learning Team as early as possible so they can discuss the options available to help you.

Full details of all the communication (letters/emails) we send to students during a period where payment has not been received, are detailed in our course fee communication pages.

Complaints procedure

The University strives to ensure that as a student at the University of Leicester you gain maximum benefit from the academic, social and cultural experiences it offers. If for some reason you are not satisfied with a decision you receive from the Finance Division in relation to your tuition fees please let us know through our complaints procedure.

Contact us

If you have any queries, concerns or feedback please contact either

  • Student Fees and Income Management
  • Student Fees and Income Management Telephone: +44(0)116 252 3733. Phone lines are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00.
  • Distance Learning Team (all courses)

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