Fees and scholarships for international students

International Tuition Fees Academic Year 2018/19

These fees apply to Staffordshire University courses for the academic year 2018/19.

Tuition Fees Academic Year 2018/19:

Undergraduate (Bachelors) £11,100*
Postgraduate courses by research (MPhil/PhD) £12,250*
Postgraduate taught courses £12,500*
Postgraduate taught courses (extended) £12,700*
Master of Business Administration (MBA) £14,250*

Law LPC and LLM combined

Law LPC solely



*Per Annum (for September 2018 and January 2019 intakes)
Click here for further information of tuition fees
Staffordshire University tuition fees include International Welcome Week activities, a free bedding pack if you live in University accommodation (includes a duvet and sheets); a free email account and unlimited use of the University's IT and library facilities.

International Deposit Academic Year 2018/19

Staffordshire University requires international applicants to pay a deposit to secure a place on their chosen course. Upon receipt of a deposit, we will issue you with a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) number which you will need to apply for your visa. Our standard deposit is £3,500, with 50% of the total annual tuition fees to be paid at or before enrolment. If you apply via one of our recognised agents, they will guide you through this process. Please note: Students enrolling on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) blended learning are only required to pay an initial deposit of £500. 

If you apply directly to the University, there are a number of ways you can pay (see details under Payment of Tuition Fees).

The deposit is non-refundable. Once you have paid it, you have made a commitment to study at the University. We will only consider a deposit refund if your visa application has been rejected and you are able to provide satisfactory evidence of rejection from the Home Office. The University will not refund your deposit if the reason for refusal is based on one of the following:-

1. Fraudulent documentation or fraudulent activity
2. Not being a “genuine student”
3. Insufficient maintenance or evidence of maintenance

Should you fail to enrol at the University, or withdraw from your course, we are at liberty to report this to the UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI).


Payment of Tuition Fees Academic Year 2018/19

All international students are required to pay 50% of their total annual tuition fee before or at enrolment on-campus (this includes any payments already received i.e. £3,500 deposit). Please be aware that it can take a couple of weeks to open a UK bank account because of extensive security checks (see below), so you must ensure that you have a means to pay 50% of your total annual tuition fee before or as soon as you arrive otherwise you will not be able to enrol on your course.

There are three stages to your payment process:

  1. An initial deposit of £3,500
  2. 50% of your annual fee before or at enrolment (to include any monies already received)
  3. Final payment of remaining fees. The final payment deadline for:
    September 2018 entrants is tbc
    January 2019 entrants is tbc

Please note:  If you have been awarded a Staffordshire University Scholarship, this will be deducted from the total tuition fees. Any discounts will also be deducted from the total tuition fees.

Payment of Fees can be made in one of several ways:

  • By Banker's Draft payable to Staffordshire University, to be sent to: Staffordshire University, Financial Services, Trent Building, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent ST4 2DF, UK. Ensure your applicant number is included on the bankers draft, as unidentified payments cannot be credited to your account
  • By fund transfer into the University's Lloyds TSB bank account: Swift address LOYDGB2L BIC code LOYDGB21221 IBAN code GB83 LOYD 3098 0000 8583 83 
  • Secure website for www.staffs.ac.uk/payhere:
    If you pay online you will be required to use your Application Number to verify your identity. After enrolment, when you are paying the balance of your fees, you can also use your Student Number or an Invoice Number to prove your identity.  

If you have applied via an agent, you can pay your deposit via them by banker's demand draft.  The agent will transfer this to Staffordshire University, and you will be provided with a payment receipt and a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Please do not make payments by cash.

Acceptance for Studies

IMPORTANT: If you send any payment directly to the University, please include your full name and application reference number with the payment.  Unidentified payments cannot be credited to your account.

Please note that it takes approximately three days to process your payment once received by the Finance Department.  Your CAS will not be issued until your initial deposit of £3,500 has been processed. 


How to Determine Your Fee Status

For further information with regard to your fee status please see the attached guidance.  If you have been asked to provide information with regard to your own circumstances, please complete the appropriate form and then upload via your applicant portal.

Students of EU origin who are living or who have lived abroad (PDF, file size: 92.1KB)
Students of overseas origin who now live in the UK or EU (PDF, file size: 71.44KB)
Notes for Guidance (PDF, file size: 187.71KB)



While every effort has been made to provide accurate information, Staffordshire University cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions in this page.  All elements of the tuition fee, scholarship and discount packages are offered in good faith.  The start dates of some courses may preclude students taking advantage of some activities covered by tuition fees – e.g. Meet and Greet service and International Welcome Week.