Tuition Fee Loan
How much is the tuition fee?
You will be charged a tuition fee by Queen Mary University of London in each academic year.
The Home tuition fee in 2021/22 is:
£9,250 if you are a new student starting your course in 2021/22 or if you are continuing student and started your course in 2017/18 or thereafter.
£9,000 if you are a continuing student and started your course in 2016/17.
Tuition fee levels for EU students who enter UK Higher Education in 2020 will remain at the same level of that of UK students for the course duration. For information on tuition fee amounts click here.
2021/22 EU/EEA/Swiss entrants
The Regulations on tuition fee status eligibility for new EU/EEA students starting a university course in the 2021/22 academic year have recently been published by the UK government - this guidance will be updated shortly.
How do I pay the tuition fee?
As well as the information below, you can find information about tuition fee payments on the Advice and Counselling Service website.
You can also read the Queen Mary Tuition Fee Regulations.
Student Finance Tuition Fee Loan
You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to pay all or part of your tuition fee if you are eligible, or you can pay your tuitiion fee yourself.
You will need to repay the Tuition Fee Loan in the future. See the ‘Loan Repayments’ section later in this Advice Guide.
There is no age limit on taking a Tuition Fee Loan and it is not income assessed. The money will be paid directly to Queen Mary on your behalf, in three instalments:
At the start of semester 1 - 25% of the tuition fee
At the start of semester 2 - 25% of the tuition fee
At the start of the exam period - 50% of the tuition fee
You need to bring the University and College payment advice page of your Student Finance Entitlement letter to the Enrolment Centre when you go to enrol, to show that you are getting a Tuition Fee Loan.
I am paying my own tuition fee
For any amount of tuition fee that you are going to self-pay, you will need to sign a payment agreement before enrolment. You will be required to pay 25% of the total amount of tuition fee which you are self-paying on or before enrolment, and the remaining balance will normally be payable in seven monthly instalments between October and April.
If you plan to pay the tuition fee yourself, but you find you cannot afford to do this, you can still apply for a Tuition Fee Loan later in the academic year (the deadline to apply is 31 May). Once your Tuition Fee Loan is processed, you can apply to the Fees Office for a refund of the tuition fee you have paid yourself. Queen Mary will expect you to keep up with your tuition fee payments until your Tuition Fee Loan is processed by SFE.
If you do not pay the amount of tuition fees that you have agreed to pay to Queen Mary by 31 January, you will normally be deregistered from Queen Mary. If you are getting a Tuition Fee Loan, this means that you need to have confirmation of your Tuition Fee Loan from your funding body by 31 January, and have shown this to the Queen Mary Fees Office. If you are paying your own tuition fees, this means that you must be up to date with payments of your tuition fee instalments, in accordance with your payment plan, by 31 January. There will be further instalments to pay after that date, but you must have paid the amount owed on your payment plan by 31 January.
How much is the tuition fee if I leave or take time out of my course?
The Advice and Counselling Service Advice Guide ‘Interrupting, Resitting or Leaving your course: A guide for home and EU students' explains how much tuition fee you will be liable for if you interrupt your studies or leave your course - this is determined by the date of interruption or leaving. As soon as you enrol you are liable for 25% of the tuition fee. It also explains how much tuition fee you will be liable for when you resume your studies following an interruption.
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