University finance

Paying your tuition or accommodation fees

If you have applied for a Student Finance Tuition Fee Loan and this approved, payment will be received directly from Student Finance to the University. This is just for students without a Student Finance Loan who intend to pay their tuition fee directly and for students staying in university accommodation.

How to pay 

You can pay your tuition fee by any of our payment methods. Please note that you will not be able to complete your online registration as a Leicester student until the payment is in our bank account – so don’t leave it too late.

There is a different process if a sponsor has agreed to pay all or part of your tuition fee. 

If you have any questions, please email feesandincome@leicester.ac.uk.

Deposit 

If you live outside the UK/Ireland, you will need to pay a £3,000 deposit to secure your place at Leicester. 

If you have a sponsor 

A sponsor is a company or organisation, such as a government agency or charity, which has agreed to pay all or part of your tuition fee. Relatives and other individuals cannot be sponsors though they can pay your fee. Bank loans paid to you are also not sponsors.

Learn more about the sponsor process.

When to pay your tuition fees

Campus-based students

The tuition fee for your course (after deduction of any discounts or University of Leicester scholarships you might be awarded) will be stated in the offer letter sent to you by the University.

You should pay your tuition fee, either:

  • before the start of your academic year in full
  • or in two equal instalments. If you start in September the first instalment is due before the start of the academic year and the second is due 1 February  after the start of your academic year.

The deadline for self-funding students to have paid 50% of their annual fee to register for the 2022/3 academic year is 2 September 2022.

We must receive your first instalment in full before you can register for your course.

If your financial circumstances change after you have started your course please contact the Student Fees and Income Office to discuss this at feesandincome@le.ac.uk or call +44 (0)116 252 3733.

Distance learning students

If you're a distance learning student, the relevant payment options and amounts will be detailed in your offer email. You can pay:

  • in full by the payment date stated on your offer, or
  • in two equal instalments: the first by the payment date stated on your offer and the second one year later, or
  • in six equal instalments over your first two years of study.

We must receive your first instalment in full by the payment date stated in your offer before you can register for your studies. Please allow 48 hours for card payments through our online e-pay site (or 7-10 days for other payment methods) to ensure that you meet the relevant payment deadline and can begin your studies on your intended start date.

Your Distance Learning Team can also provide advice about fee payments from other sources (such as a sponsor, student finance, ELCAS or a loan) or if your financial circumstances change after you have started your course.

When to pay your accommodation fees

If you are staying in University accommodation for 39, 40 or 42 week contracts, or for two terms, you are expected to pay your fees as follows for 2022/23:

Term 1 (September to December)

  • 12 October 2022

Term 2 (January to April)

  • 26 January 2023

Term 3 (May to July)

  • 11 May 2023

Get more information on our accommodation packages.

To pay your fees please find out more about our payment methods.

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