Understanding Student Finance

We understand that funding a place at university is one of the most important considerations for all students. Below you will find information about our international student tuition fees as well as deposit details and methods of payment.

Remember that the cost of your course will differ according to whether you’re eligible to pay a ‘home’ or ‘overseas’ fee, so checking your fee status is important as it may lower your university costs.

If you're a student from USA, find out more about our US Financial Aid.

If you have any questions or initial concerns about the cost of living and studying in the UK, try the UKCISA web pages guide you through budgeting for university life abroad. 

If you feel you may be eligible for 'Home or EU' fee status please submit the UEA fee status form after you have submitted your course application so that we may check your fee status.

Further information on fee status can be found on the UKCISA website.

These are guidelines only. We strongly recommend that you check the fees and funding information for your specific course.


Undergraduate 2023/24

  • All programmes (excluding below) -  £19,250
  • Laboratory Sciences - £24,400
  • Medicine - £39,550

Postgraduate 2023/24

  • All programmes (excluding below) - £19,800
  • Norwich Business School - £21,200 / £22,300
  • Biological Science - £23,500
  • Masters Business Administration (MBA) - £24,000
  • Advance Organic Chemistry - £25,500

International Postgraduate Deposit

Postgraduate applicants

In order to secure a place on your chosen course (subject to meeting the conditions of any offer made), we require all overseas Postgraduate Masters and Postgraduate Research applicants to pay a minimum £2,000 deposit. Please note we are requesting individuals from Ghana and the Punjab and Haryana regions of India to pay a £10,000 deposit for entry in 2023/4. Please check your emails to see the amount you have been requested to pay as a deposit. 

The deadlines for receipt of International Deposits are:

  • Postgraduate Taught Masters (September start) - 31 July
  • Postgraduate Taught Masters (January / February start ) - 11 November
  • Postgraduate Research - 3 months prior to the start of the course

If we receive your deposit after the deadline, we are unable to guarantee your place on your course. 

Students receiving a scholarship that covers their full tuition fees may have the deposit waived, if they provide the Admissions Office with a copy of their scholarship award. Students studying at INTO UEA may also have their deposit waived. 

Payment of the deposit will:

  • Hold open your place on the course, subject to fulfilling any conditions of your offer, at which point a place to study on your chosen programme will be allocated. 
  • Secure a place in UEA accommodation for eligible applicants, subject to the terms and conditions outlined by the Accommodation Office, including completion of the Accommodation Preference Form by the 31st July. 
  • Secure your CAS to enable you to apply for your student visa. Follow the guidance on our Visa advice pages and/or the advice of your local UEA representative/agent wherever possible (see our pages for your specific country or region to hear from our approved representatives/agents). Your CAS will not be issued until your deposit is received and all the conditions of your offer have been met.

Please see our guidance on how to pay

Pre-payment towards tuition fees and accommodation

You may pay more than the required deposit if you wish. However, the UK Visa & Immigration Service limits the amount that can be shown on your CAS to the full tuition fees and £1,020 towards accommodation. Therefore we recommend that you do not pay more than this amount in advance. These pre-payments will be listed on your CAS and deducted from the amount you will need to show to gain your visa.

  • Deposit payment/waiver must be received before a CAS will be issued. CAS's will usually not be sent until 3 months before the course start date. 
  • The deposit amount received will be listed in the CAS, reducing the amount of funds needed in the visa application process
  • All overseas students are required to pay the deposit unless the Admissions office agree to waive it. A waiver may be granted to either students providing evidence of a full fees scholarship, or those studying at INTO UEA. 
  • The deposit will be offset against the first tuition fee instalment which is issued by UEA after you register on your course.