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 Deposit

Undergraduate and Postgraduate overseas fee-paying applicants

To secure a place on your chosen course (subject to meeting the conditions of any offer made), all overseas Undergraduate, Postgraduate Masters and Postgraduate Research applicants will need to pay a deposit.

Standard Deposit Amounts

  • Undergraduate Year 0 or 1 entry - £4,000*
  • Undergraduate Year 2 or 3 entry - £2,000*
  • Postgraduate Taught - £4,000*
  • Postgraduate Research - £4,000*

*Please note that we are requesting individuals from areas identified as a student visa compliance risk, to pay an increased deposit of £10,000. This is to assist with demonstrating that you have the funds to study the course and strengthen your visa application. Please check your offer email to see the exact amount you need to pay as a deposit.

The deadlines for receipt of international deposits are:

  • Undergraduate courses – 31 July or within 5 days of any offer made after this date.
  • Postgraduate Taught Masters (September start) - 31 July
  • Postgraduate Taught Masters (January / February start) - 10 November
  • Postgraduate Research - 3 months prior to the start of the course

If we receive your deposit after your deadline, we are unable to guarantee your place on our course and the university reserves the right to withdraw your application.

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 your place on the course, subject to fulfilling any conditions of offer.
  • Secure a place in UEA accommodation for eligible applicants, subject to the terms and conditions outlined by our Accommodation Office, including completion of the Accommodation Preference Form by 31 July (note: this is only eligible for September start courses).
  • Enable us to issue you with a CAS. It is important to note 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

  • Deposit payment must be received before a CAS will be issued. We will not issue a CAS more than six months prior to the course start date, and only when all academic conditions of an offer are met.
  • The deposit amount received will be listed in the CAS, reducing the amount of funds you need to demonstrate as part of the visa application process.
  • All overseas fee-paying students are required to pay the deposit unless the University decide to waive it. A waiver may be granted to applicants providing evidence of a scholarship covering full tuition fees, or those studying at INTO UEA. Evidence must be provided by the deposit deadline. The decision on whether or not a deposit is waived is made solely by the University.
  • The deposit will be offset against the first tuition fee instalment which is issued by UEA after you register on your course.

Where an applicant has applied through UCAS, if a deposit payment is not received by the deadline, the university reserves the right to cancel the application and release the applicant into clearing. Please also see our Deposit Refund Policy.