Fees and Finance

Tuition fees

Deciding to study in a foreign country is a big decision, and one of the biggest factors is the financial commitment. Our International Tuition Fees for Academic year 2018/19 are below, please click on the programme to learn more about course duration, dates, and content:

LevelTuition Fee
Pre-Sessional English Programme (8 weeks) £315 per week
English Language Development Programmes (Year Round) £315 per week
International Foundation Programme £8,600
Undergraduate Programmes £11,800
Pre-Masters Programme £11,800
Postgraduate Programmes £12,750
MBA £13,250
PhD £13,250

We have a range of competitive International Scholarships Packages to help with the cost of studying in the UK.

Paying your tuition fees

For students requiring a Tier 4 Visa  a 50% tuition fee deposit is required before a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) can be issued.

If you are classed as an overseas student for fees but do not require a Tier 4 Visa, a 50% tuition fees deposit is required prior to enrolment.

You will then have two options available to pay the remaining tuition fees:

  • You can pay your remaining fees before you enrol at the University
  • You pay your remaining fees in two equal instalments:

If you start your course in September the first payment is due by 31st October and the second instalment is due by 10th January.

If you start your course in January the first payment is due by 28th February and the second payment is due by 10th May.

Tuition fee classification

The university follows the government guidelines and rules for making fee assessments for more information please visit the UKCISA webpage.

If you have been classed as overseas for fees and want to query this please email international@edgehill.ac.uk

Tuition fees for Study Abroad students

If you are currently studying at an overseas institution and you are interested in studying at Edge Hill University as part of your degree programme for either a single semester or full year please contact your Study Abroad Office for information on our inclusive fee packages. Alternatively you can email our Study Abroad Coordinator studyabroad@edgehill.ac.uk.

You can find out more about the Study Abroad programme at Edge Hill here.

Tuition fee policy statement

To view the Tuition Fee Policy Statement please click here.

Scholarships

Edge Hill University has a competitive range of International Scholarships. All full-time, overseas fee paying students will be automatically considered for the award of a scholarship when applying for a programme of studies.

International Foundation Scholarship

One scholarship worth up to £1,200 towards the tuition fees of the International Foundation Programme will be awarded based on academic merit. Successful students will be notified on their offer letter, with the award being made at the universities discretion.

All students who progress successfully from the International Foundation Programme onto a full Undergraduate Degree will receive a £3,975 scholarship towards the first year of their Undergraduate Tuition fees. Successful students will be notified on their offer letter, with the award being made at the university’s discretion.

Undergraduate Development Scholarship

This scholarship is for students starting an Undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree and is worth up to £1,200 towards the first year tuition fees. Successful students will be notified on their offer letter, with the award being made at the university’s discretion.

Pre-Master Scholarship

This scholarship is worth up to £2,000 towards the tuition fees of the Pre-Masters  programme. Successful students will be notified on their offer letter, with the award being made at the universities discretion.

All students who progress successfully from Pre-Masters programme onto a full Postgraduate Degree will receive a £3,800 scholarship towards their Postgraduate Tuition fees. Successful students will be notified on their offer letter, with the award being made at the universities discretion.

Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship

One scholarship worth £3,800 towards the tuition fees of a Postgraduate or MBA programme will be awarded based on academic merit. Successful students will be notified on their offer letter, with the award being made at the universities discretion.

Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship (returning EHU students)

One scholarship worth £3,800 towards the tuition fees of a Postgraduate or MBA programme will be awarded based on academic merit. Plus, 20% will be deducted from your tuition fees (to be deducted after the scholarship is applied)

International Achievement Scholarship (current students only)

This scholarship is for Undergraduate students and is worth £2,000 toward your next year’s tuition fees. This is for student who display academic excellence, with an average mark of no less than 70%. In order to be eligible you must have no outstanding tuition or accommodation fees. This scholarship will be confirmed after the Assessment Board.

PhD Scholarship

Successful candidates will receive £3,800 discounted from their fees.

PhD Scholarship (returning EHU students)

Any international Edge Hill University alumni who has previously studied at the Ormskirk campus for at least one full semester are eligible to be considered for this scholarship, with the award being made at the universities discretion.

Successful candidates will receive £3,800 discounted from their fees with an additional 20% applied to the post-discounted figure.

For 2018/19 intake this is,

£13,250 – £3,800 = £9,450

£9,450 – 20% = £7,560

University-wide scholarships

Edge Hill University awards a range of scholarships to reward excellence. These are not limited to International Students but International Students are welcome to apply. More information on available University-wide scholarships and eligibility criteria can be found here.

External scholarships

You may be able to source funding from external organisations or local governments. For additional information on external funding and scholarships we recommend you visit the British Council webpages and UKCISA webpages.

Payments

Tuition and Accommodation fees can be paid using one of the following methods:

Bank transfer

When making a payment using a bank transfer please make sure you quote your Edge Hill Student ID number. The account details are:

Address: Barclays Bank, 50 Lord Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L2 1TD
University Account Number: 20315605
Sort Code: 20-51-01
Account name: Edge Hill University
SWIFT – BARCGB22
IBAN: GB32BARC20510120315605

For students whose fees are quoted in US Dollars you will need to pay your fees into the Dollars Account, please contact the International Office for further information.

The Online Store

You can pay by credit or debit card using the Online Store.  Please make sure you quote your Edge Hill Student ID number and date of birth in order for payment to be taken.

Please note: Payments in US Dollar cannot be made using the online store.

By cheque or bank draft

Send a Sterling cheque or bank draft made payable to Edge Hill University by recorded delivery to the International Office. Please ensure you send a letter with the cheque or bank draft with your name, Student ID number, address, telephone number and programme.

International Office
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 4QP
United Kingdom

Western Union Business Solutions

Edge Hill University is in partnership with Western Union to enable payments to be made by international bank transfer. It is a safe and secure manner to make payments for tuition and/or accommodation fees in your local currency. To obtain an instant quote in your local currency which is valid for 72 hours, please visit Western Union and complete the on-line form. Once you complete this simple application form and agree the offer, you will then be able to instruct your own bank to transfer the local currency funds (electronically if you wish) to Western Union. Western Union will ensure that the full amount you pay will be transferred to the University in UK Pounds (sterling) and you will receive a confirmation email once the payment is settled. There are no hidden bank charges or fees for using this service but for further information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions on the Western Union pages.

Please note: when sending a payment please quote in the payment details either Tuition fees or accommodation fees to ensure that these are paid in correctly.

Support for Asylum Seekers

The Sanctuary Award:

Edge Hill University provide a support package for two eligible individuals at any one time to help them achieve their Higher Education goals. This is in the form of a tuition fee waiver plus an additional £800 scholarship for the cost of books and travel. This scholarship is open to students who are:

  • Seeking asylum in the UK, or a dependant or partner of someone seeking asylum
  • Seeking asylum in the UK, or a dependant or partner of someone seeking asylum who has been granted limited leave to remain or some other form of temporary status.

Please note: Spouse/civil partner must have been the spouse/civil partner on the date which the asylum application was made. Children/step-children must have been aged under 18 on the date on which the asylum application was made.

Applicants must:

  • have been offered a place (conditional or unconditional) on an Undergraduate Programme at Edge Hill University BEFORE applying for the ‘Sanctuary Award’. Applications from those who have been offered a place on a Postgraduate Programme cannot be considered.
  • by virtue of their immigration status, be unable to access UK Government Student Finance (tuition fee loans or maintenance loans/grants)
  • be able to provide evidence that they sought asylum on arrival in the UK and that their asylum application is under consideration by the Home Office

Priority will be given to applicants who live within easy commuting distance of Edge Hill University.

The ‘Sanctuary Award’ is payable in each standard academic year of the course. This is unless, as a result of an asylum application, you (or your parents or spouse/civil partner) are granted status in the UK, which entitles you to UK Government Student Finance. If this happens, you must inform the University and the award will cease from the start of the next academic year, when you would be expected to apply for Student Finance instead.

Sanctuary Award 2018-19 Applications

To apply for the 2018-19 ‘Sanctuary Award’ please read the guidance notes carefully before completing the application form, paying particular attention to the eligibility criteria and guidance on completing the application form. Please complete all sections of the application form and return to international@edgehill.ac.uk by the closing date of 28th April 2018.

Sanctuary Award Application Guidance Notes

Sanctuary Award Application Form

Self –funding Asylum Seekers

Any self-funding asylum seekers attending Edge Hill University will be classed as overseas for fees due to temporary residency status.

However, in agreement with Directorate to further the humanitarian effort, students will be charged the same as the current Home fee rate, which for the 2018/19 academic year is £9,250.

 

Living costs

Once you arrive here to study, you will need to budget for your general day-to-day living expenses.

It is much cheaper to live in the North West of England than it is in the South East or London, so your money will last longer and go further.

For general living costs for things such as books, food, clothing and transport, it is very difficult to give an exact figure, but we recommend that you budget approximately £7,000-£8,000 per year for all living expenses including accommodation. This is, however, just a guide and individual needs and requirements will be different.

The international student calculator is a good way of helping you calculate your living costs while in the UK. Accommodation at Edge Hill costs between £96 and £119 a week (2017/2018) which includes all bills. Some accommodation also includes catering. You should factor this into your budget calculations.

The British Council also have a useful budget planning in the UK section on the Education UK website that you may find of interest.

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