The University operates a fee deposit scheme for all international master’s students. Once you have received your conditional or unconditional offer you should pay your fee deposit of £2,000 as soon as possible.
The University will only issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) once your deposit payment has been received, you have accepted your offer and any academic conditions required have been met.
Applicants who are on one of our Pre-Sessional courses and Sponsored applicants do not need to pay a deposit.
University of Liverpool Management School/Department of Psychology/Department of Computer Science applicants
For applicants who have received an offer by the 31st May within the University of Liverpool Management School, Department of Psychology, and Department of Computer Science we must have received your deposit by no later than 28th June.
If we do not receive your deposit by 28th June your offer may be withdrawn and a CAS will not be issued.
For applicants who receive an offer from the 3rd June within the University of Liverpool Management School, Department of Psychology, and Department of Computer Science we must have received your deposit by no later than 31st July.
If we do not receive your deposit by 31st July your offer may be withdrawn and a CAS will not be issued.
All other Postgraduate Taught programmes
For all other PGT Programmes deposits must be received by no later than 31st July. If we do not receive your deposit by 31st July your offer may be withdrawn and a CAS will not be issued.
CAS are issued for postgraduate programmes from June onwards. Your CAS is an essential document when you are applying for your student visa through the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) Student Route points-based system.
As students from different countries tend to apply at different points in the application cycle, deposit deadlines will vary dependent on country admission trends. Information on deadline dates for payments of fee deposits will be updated on this page throughout the admissions cycle.
January Postgraduate Taught programmes
For programmes which start in January 2024, a payment must be received by no later than 30th November. If we do not receive your deposit by this date your offer may be withdrawn and a CAS will not be issued.
How do applicants make a payment?
Payments should be made through our authorised payment partner, CIBC, after an applicant has received an offer; https://pay.cibc.com/liverpool
The deposit payment is non-refundable unless the applicant meets one of the following criteria:
Your right to cancel
For the purposes of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, if this Agreement is a ‘distance contract’ or and ‘off premises contract‘, you have the right to cancel your acceptance of it within a period of 14 days after you have accepted the terms of this Agreement without giving us any reason.
To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to have sent your cancellation to us before the 14-day period has expired.
Refusal of a student visa
Refunds will be made to students who have been refused a student visa, provided the reason for refusal is not due to a fraudulent application. To request a refund, candidates must submit a copy of the visa refusal document to the University.
Cancelled or suspended programmes
If the University cancels or suspends the programme for which the applicant has accepted an offer, then all fees paid will be refunded. Unless the applicant accepts an alternative programme.
Student is unable to travel for reasons outside of their control
Refunds will be made to students who are unable to travel to the UK for reasons outside of their control (e.g. travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic) or due to other government restrictions (applicants will need to provide evidence).
Student fails to meet conditions of the offer
If the applicant has applied for a PG taught programme, paid the tuition fee deposit and does not meet the conditions of the offer, the deposit will be refunded (applicants will need to provide evidence).
If your exams are cancelled or your university is closed restrictions (applicants will need to provide evidence).
For applicants to courses requiring ATAS clearance, if your application for ATAS clearance is refused.
Deferral to later session
If the student has not yet arrived and notifies the University that they wish to defer to a later session, the deposit may be carried forward for one year. Should the student not register for the deferred entry, the deposit will be forfeited and treated as a withdrawal. The student will then need to re-apply again and pay a new deposit at the new rate for the programme and will be liable for the full fees for that new programme.
UK Visas and Immigration will be notified that the student is not studying at the University.
In line with UK money laundering laws any fee paid will only be refunded to the person or body who paid the fee.
Refund requests should be submitted through the Postgraduate Tracker: https://pgapptracker.liverpool.ac.uk/
Refund requests will not be dealt with until after the deadlines given below for your entry date.
If a refund is requested, this indicates that you no longer wish to study at University of Liverpool. Requesting a refund after your CAS is issued could result in your CAS being withdrawn.
If you wish to defer your offer, your deposit will be transferred and a refund cannot be requested.
For January 2024 starters, all refund requests must be made by 12th February 2024.
For September 2024 starters, all refund requests must be made by 31st October 2024.
For January 2025 starters, all refund requests must be made by 12th February 2025.
As students from different countries tend to apply at different points in the application cycle, deposit deadlines may vary dependent on country admission trends and application numbers monitoring.