Find out how and when to pay your tuition fees.

If a sponsor is paying your fees

You should let us know their details when you enrol. This information should be provided at the start of each year of study. Sponsors are usually expected to pay the fees in full at the start of each year.

If you're self-funding your studies

You'll need to pay your fees directly to the University. You can pay in instalments, depending on the amount, duration of your studies, and whether you have a history of late payments. This is an automatic concession and does not have to be arranged with the Fees Office.

  • If you're starting in September or October: the instalments are due in October (50%), January (25%) and April (25%).
  • If you're starting in January: the instalments are due in January (50%), April (25%) and July (25%).
  • If you're starting in the summer term (between April and June): the instalments are due in April (50%), July (25%) and October (25%).

We reserve the right to refuse instalment arrangements for students with a history of late payments to the University.

For more information see paying the University.

PGCE applicants

Instalments are paid by the Student Loans Company (SLC) by bank transfer directly to the University. The SLC will make the first payment once we've informed them that you have arrived at the University.

Online courses

For a small number of our online courses there is a different process for paying your fees (online.york.ac.uk). This includes:

  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc Computer Science with Data Analytics
  • MSc Computer Science with Cyber Security
  • MSc Finance, Leadership and Management Online
  • MSc Innovation, Leadership and Management Online
  • MSc International Business, Leadership & Management Online

If you require a Tier 4 visa

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you need to provide proof that you can support yourself and pay for your course (this will vary depending on your circumstances). For more information see: Tier 4 (General) student visa (gov.uk).

Paying for your accommodation

When you accept your room, you'll need to make an advanced payment. Your rent will then be split over three instalments (one per term). Find out more about paying for your accommodation.

Work while you study

You may wish to find a part-time job to help fund your studies and/or gain extra skills and experience.