Paying your tuition fees
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%).
- For International students the instalments will change in 2023/24 to be due in October (50%) and January (50%).
- 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.
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.
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 Artificial Intelligence
- 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
- MPA International Development
- MPA Public Administration
- MPA Public Policy and Management
- MPA Social and Public Policy
If you require a Student Visa
If you require a Student Visa (gov.uk) – formerly known as 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).
Payments can be made online by credit/debit card. You can also pay by direct debit, bank transfer or cheque and make international payments via Flywire. We do not accept cash payments for tuition fees or accommodation.
Paying for your accommodation
When you apply for your accommodation or accept your room, you may need to make an advanced payment – this will be detailed in your room offer email. 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.