Paying your tuition fees

When you register, you need to bring notification of finance with you, depending on which type of student you are.

Erasmus or exchange students

As an Erasmus or exchange student, you will not pay tuition fees to the University of Surrey.

Undergraduate students

If you’ve not applied for student finance or sponsorship: You’ll be responsible for paying your fees. You can either do this in advance, or when you have received your invoice, which will be sent to your University email account within a few weeks of the start of the programme.

If you’ve applied for student finance (or an award agency for a fees loan): The University should have already been advised if you have had your student finance application approved. Have a note of your Student Support Number with you when you register, in case of queries (a copy of your notification by email will be sufficient). Please make sure that your Student Finance loan application states you will be a Surrey student. This will ensure that your maintenance can be paid to you as soon as you start your course and your first loan payment can be made to us.

If your tuition fees are being paid by a sponsoring organisation other than Student Finance (such as an overseas government), email evidence of the award to feesandfunding@surrey.ac.uk prior to registration.

If you’re unsure about your funding arrangements you should attend registration anyway - we’ll try to answer your queries at the session or follow up afterwards.

Find out more about student loans on the Gov.uk student finance website.

Postgraduate students

As a postgraduate student you are required to pay a deposit towards your tuition fees, or provide satisfactory evidence of sponsorship in order to firmly accept a postgraduate offer of admission. You are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 towards the fee or, if the total fee for the year is less than £4,000, you are required to pay at least 50 per cent in order to register.

If we have not received your deposit/evidence of sponsorship at least five working days in advance of the start of your course, it may not be possible for you to register during your first week. Once we have received and processed your payment or evidence of sponsorship and updated your status to firmly accepted, it will then be at least two working days before your campus card can be issued.

If you have been successful in securing a Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for masters study from the Student Loans Company, please email a copy of the confirmation to admissions@surrey.ac.uk

If you’re unsure about your funding arrangements you should attend registration anyway - we’ll try to answer your queries at the session or follow up afterwards.