Fees and funding

How to pay your fees

You can pay tuition fees with government student loans, sponsorship, by Card or via bacs via our GlobalPay for Students portal. You can make your payment before the registration process.

Student Loan (UK/EU) SFE or equivalent

Undergraduate student loans

Tuition Fee Loan Awarded 

If your fees will be paid to us by Student Finance England (or equivalent), select this option during online registration.

Once you receive your Tuition Fee Award Letter “Letter of Entitlement” please forward us a PDF copy of this entitlement letter by visiting our Digital Student Centre to confirm your registration/attendance to Student Finance England (or equivalent).

PLEASE READ: If you have yet to apply for student finance, you will be registered under an agreement that you will apply for student finance upon registering. You will be provided 6 weeks to secure funding by student finance. It is your responsibility to ensure that funding is in place via any government or non-government loan providers or sponsors If this is not in place after the 6 weeks, the responsibility for payment will fall back onto you.

Maintenance Loan Only Awarded 

If you have only been awarded a Maintenance Only Loan and no Tuition Fee Loan, you can pay as per the below breakdown. The first 33% payment is required before registration can be completed.

33% For Registration (this payment is required at registration, once this payment is received and registration completed, to release the first payment of the maintenance instalment).

33% 4 months after Semester 1

34% 4 months after Semester 2

Once you receive your Maintenance Loan Award Letter “Letter of Entitlement” please forward us a PDF copy of this entitlement letter by visiting our Digital Student Centre to confirm your registration/attendance to Student Finance England (or equivalent).

Postgraduate student loans

Postgraduate loans are paid directly to you. Therefore, you must arrange to pay your fees yourself by following the instructions for self-payment. You will be required to pay at least 15% of the annual course fee before the first instalment of your loan is released. It is important you plan for this beforehand.

In addition to the options detailed above, the university will also accept the following instalment schedule for UK/EU students only:

  • 15% of the annual course fee by registration
  • 18% within 3 weeks of completing registration
  • 33% by the last Friday in January
  • 34% by the last Friday in April.

If you begin in January or another part of the year, you will be allowed to split your payments at similar intervals. If you have applied for a postgraduate loan, you will need to pay at least 15% of the annual course fee before the first instalment of your loan is release to you. It is important that you plan for this beforehand.

Self paying non SFE funded postgraduate students the above instalment plan applies. It is important that you plan for this beforehand.

International students – when to pay

If you require a visa to study in the UK, you are expected to fund your course yourself, either through paying tuition fees to the university upfront or having them paid on your behalf by an official financial sponsor, e.g national government, British Council or an international company/organisation. (We reserve the right to decide which organisations we accept as financial sponsors.)

Deposits

If paying fees yourself, you will need to pay an upfront deposit of £3000 to secure your place. We would recommend paying this within 14 days of receiving your offer to ensure we can guarantee a place on your programme. We can accept payments after this 14 day window, however this is only possible if there is still space on your programme.  Your agent or our international team can confirm this for you.

Students can pay their £3000 deposit as soon as they have a conditional offer for their programme. The deposit is usually non-refundable except in a limited number of cases, please see our policies document for further details on when a refund is allowed.

If sponsored, we do not require a £3000 deposit and you can secure your seat by emailing us accepts@gre.ac.ukinstead.

Deposits must be paid before you can begin the process of being issued your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) details, which is required for your Student Visa application. There are also separate financial requirements in order to be issued a CAS. You can find out more information on our CAS guidance pages. You must pay your deposit by certain deadlines to get your CAS in time to begin - usually 4-5 weeks before your course starts. We publish these dates a few months before the start of each intake.

Tuition Fees

After deposit and once you have an unconditional offer, you must pay 50% of your tuition fees, this will allow you to complete registration for your course. The remaining 50% of your fees are due at the start of semester 2. See example below.

Example payment

Fee

Example tuition fee

£16,000

Pre-registration deposit

£3,000

Payment required to complete registration

£5,000

Remaining balance due Semester 2

£8,000

Intake / Cohort1st 50% of tuition Fee to Register2nd 50% Due Date of Tuition Fee
SeptemberBy close of Online RegistrationPayment by the last Friday of the January
JanuaryBy close of Online RegistrationPayment by the last Friday of the May
AprilBy close of Online RegistrationPayment by the last Friday of the August

First 50% is required to complete registration

Second 50% is required within 4 months of registration

No Alternative payment plans are available

*If you are from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, India, or Pakistan you will be required to pay at least 50% of your fee prior to receiving your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letter.

Based on visa refusal risk, some students may be asked to pay 100% of their tuition fees upfront prior to CAS issuance. You should not pay this until you have passed your credibility interview, but it will be required before we can issue your CAS.

Full payment

If you pay the full balance of your fees at registration and complete before 30 September (for September starts), 31 January (for January starts) or 30 April (for April starts), you will receive a 2.5% prompt payment discount. The discount applies to net tuition fees only.

Sponsorship (payment process for sponsors)

Your employer/sponsor should confirm sponsorship and request an invoice by email to PATteam@gre.ac.uk.

  • A request for an invoice on company-headed paper.
  • Your full name and University of Greenwich student ID number.
  • The course you are being sponsored for.
  • The value of sponsorship in pounds sterling.
  • A purchase order number - if required by your company or organisation.
  • A name to whom the invoice should be sent, plus a postal address (if different from the name and address on the sponsor's letter).

Letters of sponsorship from individuals (e.g., relatives/friends) are not accepted.

Part-sponsorship

If a sponsor is paying for part of your course fees (e.g., 50%), you can pay the remaining balance either in full or in two equal instalments via student portal.

You are fully responsible for any fee payment not made by the sponsor. Otherwise, you become subject to the sanctions in our Policy for Non-Payment of Tuition Fees.

How to pay

Payment Options

Convera GlobalPay for Students Portal

You can pay your deposit and tuition fees via bank transfer or card payment via our partner; Convera GlobalPay. Funds can be paid in a range of currencies at guaranteed rates and offers a fast direct transfer from your payee account to our account. You will need your Applicant Student ID (example 001234567) to make your payment, this can be found on your offer letter. Card payments can also be made within the site.

Visit Convera GlobalPay to make your payment. It can take up to 5 working days for the payment to reflect against your student account. You can track the payment on the Convera website by clicking on 'track your payment'. You will be sent a receipt from the portal to the email address provided on the quote. Further instructions on how to make the payment can be found here.

During registration

Once you have started registration, you can complete additional payments by: Convera GlobalPay for students or via Debit/Credit Card through your University of Greenwich Student Portal.

  • Log in to the Portal.
  • Select 'Student records'.
  • Select 'Check account | Make online payments'.
  • Select 'Programme fee transactions'.
  • Follow instructions on screen.

Self-Payer Home Tuition fee rate (UK / EU)

Undergraduate

If you are paying tuition fees yourself, you must pay 50% of your tuition fees at registration. The remaining 50% of your fees are due at the start of semester 2.

Intake / Cohort1st 50% of tuition Fee to Register2nd 50% Due Date of Tuition Fee
SeptemberBy close of Online RegistrationPayment by the last Friday of the January
JanuaryBy close of Online RegistrationPayment by the last Friday of the May
AprilBy close of Online RegistrationPayment by the last Friday of the August

First 50% is required to complete registration

Second 50% is required within 4 months of registration

No Alternative payment plans are available

Policies

Important notes:
  • Unless arrangements as set out above are agreed at registration, you will not be registered.
  • Fees are subject to an annual fee-setting exercise and will rise annually in line with the RPI-X (Retail Price Index exc. mortgage interest payments) subject to the maximum regulated fee rates set by the UK Government. For example, the 2015-16 forecast was 3.34%, so a student paying £5,000 in 2014-15 would have faced an increase of 3.34% to £5,167 in 2015-16.
  • Any fee rate increase considers whether this is needed to reflect the increased cost of delivering the course in subsequent years.
  • Students studying equivalent or lower level qualifications (ELQs) may pay higher tuition fees or be ineligible for student support.
  • The university reserves the right to charge for any additional courses or credits and amend the fee due where necessary after you have completed online registration. This includes (but is not limited to) students who have transferred into the university and direct-entry students unable to meet the end-on regulations.

Our university policy governs our regulations, policies, and procedures for all students. All tuition fees paid to the University of Greenwich are subject to our Tuition Fee Policies, which are reviewed on an annual basis.