Fee deposits

Tuition fee deposits for international postgraduate taught students

If you are an international student beginning a full-time postgraduate taught degree, you are required to pay a non-refundable tuition fee deposit. Once your deposit has been processed, you will be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) as a priority.

A CAS is an essential document if you are applying for a student visa through the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI), Tier 4 Points Based System.


When and how do I pay?

Once you have accepted your unconditional offer, you will receive an email from Flywire, the University's approved payment provider. This email will contain instructions on how to activate your account and pay your deposit. In order to make your fee deposit payment, you will need your University/Student ID.

For all programmes, your full deposit amount will be deducted from your tuition fee when you register with us.

We recommend you pay your deposit as soon as possible as this will ensure your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) will be issued as a priority. A CAS is an essential document when you are applying for a student visa through the UKVI Tier 4 Points Based System.

Once you have paid your tuition fee deposit you will receive a confirmation of payment email from Flywire.

Please note only international postgraduate taught offer holders who have accepted an unconditional offer are required to pay a fee deposit.

Whilst the minimum fee deposit payment you need to make via Flywire is £1,000, you can pay up to the full amount of your tuition fees at this point in the admissions process. However if you would like to pay more than the minimum £1,000 deposit, any amount above this must be paid via the University's main online payment system. Please follow either of the links below:


Exemptions

Please note you do not need to pay a deposit if:

  • Your tuition fees are fully funded, by a third-party sponsor (a government sponsor, research council, charity, US Federal Loans, commercial organisation, an international organisation) or you have been awarded a full scholarship. You must provide written evidence if you are a sponsored student;
  • You are attending an English Language Pre-sessional programme at the University of Liverpool’s English Language Centre (ELC), in the academic year prior to the start of your postgraduate taught programme;
  • You are progressing from our partner institution, Liverpool International College;
  • You are progressing from our partner institution, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU);
  • You are not required to pay a fee deposit if you are applying to study a research-based course such as a PhD, MPhil or MRes.

FAQs

Why is the University of Liverpool charging a fee deposit?

We are charging a fee deposit to bring us in line with many other UK universities. We regard this as good practice as it shows that our students have a clear intention to study with us.


Why do we need to pay the deposit through Flywire?

Flywire is an internationally recognised payment and collection service for overseas students specifically designed for universities. It offers students a competitive rate when making your payment. 


How much is the fee deposit? 

The University of Liverpool’s fee deposit is £1,000. This figure is based on our research and we feel this is a fair amount for a deposit. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable. 


What if I would like to pay more of my tuition fee?

If you wish to pay more than the £1,000 minimum deposit for your tuition fees, please visit our fees payment information page.


What if I am late paying my fee deposit? 

If you are late paying your fee deposit once you have accepted your unconditional offer, you will receive your CAS later than other students and this may delay the turnaround time it takes to process your Visa application.


What if I can't pay my deposit as soon as I accept my unconditional offer?

If you have any concerns about payment of your fee deposit, please contact pgint@liverpool.ac.uk and ensure you entitle the subject line, "fee deposit issue".