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Tuition Fee Payment Policies and Discounts


Payment and pre-payment of tuition fees

It's important that you pay your fees and any required deposits at the right time to avoid any problems with starting your studies. So, read the following carefully and, of course, please contact us on if you need to clarify anything.

Pre-Payment for your main academic course fees

Academic year 22/23

All students are required to make a pre-payment of 50% of your tuition fees fee when accepting an unconditional offer from DMU. This shows your commitment to study with us, which is important to demonstrate for immigration purposes. We recommend that you make your payment as early as possible as receipt of this pre-payment will allow us to issue you with a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance to Study) for your visa application. You may wish to pay more than 50% - some students choose to pay the full amount of the first year’s tuition fees to support their visa application.

You must pay 50% of your tuition fee minus any scholarships you are entitled to. So, if your course fee is £16,000, and you receive a scholarship of £2,000, your tuition fee would be £14,000. In this circumstance you would be required to pay £7,000 to receive your CAS. 

From 16th September 2022 all students starting their course in September are required to make a 100%  fee payment towards their course fee when accepting an unconditional offer before DMU will issue a CAS.

Pre-payment of your pre-sessional English Language course

Students that will be undertaking a pre-sessional English course prior to their main academic course are encouraged to make one easy payment: the full English Language course fee plus the £4,000 pre-payment.

We will only consider the fees paid for the main academic course for the discounts available. The discounts do not apply to full payments of pre-sessional English programmes.

When you enrol onto your main academic course - fee policy and full payment policy

When you enrol onto your main academic programme, if you have not already paid your full tuition fees, you will need to pay the remaining amount due after your tuition fee pre-payment has been deducted.

Students paying their remaining fees at enrolment have two options:

  • Option 1: pay the tuition fees in full in advance of or on the day of enrolment.

  • Option 2: Pay 50% tuition fees in advance of or on the day of enrolment and then the remaining balance by a monthly/termly instalment plan. The termly plan consists of three instalments payable on 21 October, 21 January and 21 April and the monthly plan consists of seven instalments payable on the 2nd of the month running from November to May.

At the time of your enrolment you will be asked to set up a recurring card plan or advise us of the plan you wish to use should you prefer to pay manually using cash/card/cheque or by bank transfer.

Students who have not paid a minimum of 50% of the tuition fees by the time of enrolment will not be able to enrole on their course. Students who do not pay 50% of tuition fees before the final date of enrolment will be unable to commence their studies and will have their Visa curtailed.

Visit our international tuition fees page for more information on how to make a tuition fee payment.

Tuition fee payment / pre-payment refunds

Please note the following information relates only to applicants prior to enrolment. Once a student enrols, they are subject to university rules and regulations for enrolled students. Due to COVID-19, if a student wishes to defer or cancel their intention to study in Sept 2020/Jan 2021, they will not be charged the admin fee.

If circumstances beyond your control prevent you from travelling to the UK to study, you fail your English language test or if your visa application is refused for reasons other than maintenance (financial evidence), DMU will be pleased to refund your payment.

If you change your mind about coming to study at DMU, or you have used your visa to enter the UK, or you have started the course and subsequently leave, DMU reserves the right to retain £1,000 of your total tuition fee payment.

If you have provided false information, forged documents or intentionally detained any information in your visa application in anyway which has resulted in a visa refusal, DMU reserves the right to retain £1000 of your total tuition fee payment.

DMU also reserves the right to retain £1,000 of your tuition fee payment should you not join the course due to your visa application being refused on the grounds of not meeting the maintenance requirements under Tier 4 of the points-based system.

Please check very carefully that you meet the financial requirements set out by UKVI before making your visa application. Where you have your visa refused on the grounds of maintenance, and are issued with a new CAS to make a second visa application, which is then successful, DMU will not deduct the £1,000 from fees paid as a result of the original visa refusal.

DMU reserves the right not to issue a new CAS to any student who has already been refused a visa, where DMU deems the second application is unlikely to be successful or the visa application is unlikely to be processed in time for the student to join the course.

To obtain a refund, you must write to the International Admissions Office at stating your case and providing evidence (eg notification of a visa refusal). If you have not used your CAS to apply for your visa at the point of requesting your refund, your CAS with De Montfort University will be cancelled before your refund is processed. When requesting a refund, please provide your full bank details and your student reference number.

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