International Student Deposit

Aberystwyth University's international applicant tuition fee deposit system was introduced when the UK adopted a Points Based System for student visas, This is widespread practice amongst universities in the UK and will augment the checks carried out by the UK’s Entry Clearance Officers (ECOs) rather than duplicate them.

Payment of a tuition fee deposit may strengthen an applicant’s case for obtaining a student visa and in some cases are required before they may be able to secure a student loan.

All International applicants are required to pay a £2,000 tuition fee deposit in order to complete the admissions process in relation to an Aberystwyth University Postgraduate course.

Applicants who provide evidence that they have full scholarships (i.e. entire cost of tuition fees plus living costs) and AU-graduates will be exempt.

Applicants may pay the tution fee deposit directly to AU by either one of the following methods:

Deposits are non-refundable unless original evidence is provided of the ECOs decision to refuse the visa. However, if a visa refusal is the result of the submission of misleading or inaccurate information by the applicant as part of the visa application, the deposit will be withheld and the offer of a place of study withdrawn.

Please note that refunds can only be paid to the source of the initial payment for the deposit.

Tuition fee deposits may be deferred along with the place of study up to a maximum of two years from the initial start date.

Once the applicant has registered with the University and officially becomes an AU student, the University's Finance Office will reconcile the deposit with the student’s deposit with their tuition fee payment schedule.

For courses lasting more than one academic year, please note that tuition fees change annually. See Postgraduate Tuition Fees for up to date information.