Paying your tuition or accommodation fees

How to pay

At Leicester we recognise that students need flexibility when paying fees. We provide a range of payment options to suit everyone.

  • Online using a debit or credit card (please allow 48 hours for the payment to go through)
  • Bank transfer (please allow approx. 7-10 days for the payment to be received. You will not be able to complete online registration until payment is in our bank account)

If someone else, such as a relative, is paying your fee they can use the methods above. There is a different process if a sponsor has agreed to pay all or part of your tuition fee.

Cash payments are not accepted by the University for tuition or accommodation fees. Cash deposited into our bank account will also not be accepted.

If you have any questions, email

If you are a postgraduate and/or distance learning student, please see relevant how to pay information for you.

Tuition fees

Your tuition fees will be based on your residential status at the time of applying. To find out how much your tuition fees will be, please go to our course pages and find the degree you are interested in studying.

The fees to be charged by the University will be updated on the University website and if there is any inconsistency between a print publication (such as the prospectus) and the website, the website should be taken as correct.  However, the fee will be the amount quoted in your offer letter/email, which takes into account any discounts or scholarships.

The University will not increase the tuition fee you are charged during the course of an academic year. If you are studying on a course lasting more than one year, the tuition fees may increase each year.


If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a £2,000 deposit to secure your place and be offered your CAS number.

Student Loan

If you have successfully applied for a student loan to cover your tuition fees, the money will transfer straight from the Student Loans Company to the University without you having to do anything.

If you are a postgraduate student, you will need to send your confirmation of your loan statement to


If you are not taking a tuition fee loan, you can pay your fees as a self-funding student (you, or a family member paying on your behalf). Your fee will be the amount quoted in your offer letter/email, which takes into account any discounts or scholarships.

If you are going to be studying on campus, you can either pay the full fee up front before term starts, or half up front and half three months later.

If you are taking a distance learning course, you have three options: the full amount now; or half now and half in a year's time; or six equal instalments spread over two years.

In either case, you will not be able to register for your course until we have received that first payment. The deadline for payment will be in your offer letter/email.

If your financial circumstances change after you have started your course, please contact