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Paying fees

We want to ensure that you have the most up to date information about fees and funding to allow you to make an informed decision. Below are the most frequent questions we receive about fees and funding. Please click on the questions to discover more information.

  • Frequently asked questions

    • How much does my course cost?

      The fees for each course are listed on each individual course webpage. You can access course pages from the drop down navigator above, or by visiting our main courses page.

    • When do I need to pay my course fees?

      Your course (tuition) fees need to be paid at enrolment.

    • How do I pay my course fees?

      The University will no longer accept cash as a method of payment.

      We do accept:

      Bank to bank transfers

      Debit or credit cards, except American Express and Diners Club

      Cheques/Bankers draft (made payable to Middlesex University)

      Cheques and bankers drafts should be sent to:

      Student Fees and Finance - Financial Services
      Middlesex University
      The Burroughs
      Hendon, London
      NW4 4BT, UK
      Tel: +44 (0)20 8411 6400

    • Do I have to pay a deposit when I apply?


      International students are required to pay a non-refundable deposit (NRD) to secure a place at the University. The value of the deposit is deducted from the tuition fee due, upon enrolment. Students who defer entry are permitted to carry forward the NRD for four academic years only.

      All Overseas students must pay the minimum deposit before the Confirmation of Acceptance for Students (“CAS”) can be issued. Students can pay their tuition fees in full before their visa appointment and in which case the total fee due will be stated on the CAS confirmation e-mail or offer e-mail.

      On receipt of the full deposit, the University will register the applicant with the UK Visa’s and Immigration Deposit (UKV). The Applicant will receive a unique reference number to be used when applying for the visa called Confirmation of Acceptance for Students (“CAS”).

      The minimum deposit payment will only be refunded in the following circumstances:

      1. The Applicant has been refused a student visa. A clear copy of the complete visa refusal letter issued by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) must be submitted with any request, as evidence.

      2. The deposit was paid while the Applicant held a conditional offer; the applicant failed to meet the conditions of the offer and was not admitted to the University for the relevant course and start date specified in the offer letter.

      Other conditions in respect of the Non-refundable deposits:

      1. If after payment of a deposit, the applicant decides to defer entry to the following academic year, the deposit will be held over to the following academic year.

      2. Once paid, deposits cannot be transferred to another individual. Refunds will only be made to the individual of organisation that originally paid the deposit.  If a third party has paid the deposit on behalf of the applicant, we are unable to refund the deposit directly to the applicant.

      3. Refunds can only be made to the account from which payment was made originally.

      4. Refunds will be made at the rate of exchange in force on the date the refund is processed. Any charges levied by the receiving bank will be borne by the applicant.

      5. In no other circumstances will the deposit be refunded. You should therefore only pay a deposit if you are certain you are able to take up your place at Middlesex University.

      6. Refunds will not be made where the student has arrived in the UK and commenced studies with the University. Any refunds would then need to fall in line with normal University withdrawal policies.

      The instances listed above are deemed null and void if the applicant/student, or any representative acting on their behalf, are found to have provided fraudulent information, whether knowingly or unknowingly, in support of the University or UK Visa application, or if the student visa is refused based on a previous record of fraud or non-compliance with immigration rules, whether in the UK or overseas. In such circumstances any offer from the University will be invalidated and we will retain the deposit payment. We will also notify the UK Visas and immigration if possible.

    • How do I pay my tuition deposit and fees


      International applicants will need to ensure that they have the appropriate banking facilities in place for when they arrive in the United Kingdom. Middlesex University no longer accepts cash as a method of payment (except for food and drink). Your Tuition and Accommodation Fee payments will only be accepted by credit or debit card or bank transfers through the GlobalPay for Students platform. Please note that Middlesex Students’ Union and food outlets such as Circle CafĂ© and MDX House will continue to accept cash. It is important to note that by enrolling on a course at Middlesex, you are personally liable to pay the fee charges and meet any payment deadlines that apply to you.

      Payment of a Tuition Fee Deposit will only be applicable if you have been provided with an unconditional offer from Middlesex University. The following three options are available to you to arrange payment of your Tuition Fee deposit (including Tuition Fees).

      • OPTION 1 - PAY VIA THE APPLICANT PORTAL i.e. Payment by debit or credit card
      • OPTION 2 - PAY VIA BANK TRANSFER I.e. Via Western Union Global Pay
      • OPTION 3- PAY VIA AN ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT METHOD i.e. E-Wallets and other online payment options

      Payment Options


      The University has launched a credit/debit card payment facility for our international Applicants, which is available through the Applicant portal. All international applicants will now have access to this payment facility upon receiving an unconditional offer. The only exceptions to this are international applicants applying to us through UCAS. This category of applicant will be provided with access at a later date and should use the bank transfer facility. As an applicant you will receive an e-mail with your Applicant portal login details.

      The Applicant portal is a payment facility which provides a seamless service allowing you to pay by credit or debit card. It ensures that:

      • An instant receipt is e-mailed to you once you have paid;
      • Your student account is updated within 24 hours;
      • Our Admissions team is advised of your Tuition Fee Deposit payment within 24 hours, which reduces the time taken to issue your CAS.

      You may be advised by your bank that your tuition fee payment exceeds your current credit facility or that your card is not authorised for International transfers. We would advise in such instances that you ensure that your card is approved for International payments and request an increase in your credit limit with your bank. To ensure that you do not breach your credit limit you can split your payment into smaller amounts to ensure that you remain within your credit limit.


      Middlesex University has partnered with Western Union Business Solutions to provide international students a quick and easy way to pay your fees. GlobalPay for Students, allows you to pay GBP student fees in the currency of your choice and provides you with a simple and secure way to initiate payment.

      This option allows you, your relatives or your Sponsors, to pay International fees in the currency of your choice and provides you with a simple way to initiate your payment. You have  a lot to consider when you apply to a University abroad, including entering in International markets to make payments for Tuition and other University fees. Globalpay for students platform powered by Western Union Business Solutions, helps to minimise these concerns, enabling you to focus on other aspects of your journey abroad.

      Benefits of Western Union Global Pay for Students:

      • Intuitive, mobile friendly interface for a seamless payment experience
      • Pay Tuition fees by bank transfer or online payment options
      • Convenient payment methods including AliPay, Ten Pay, UnionPay, Trustly, Sofort, etc
      • No transaction charges from Middlesex University or Western Union Business Solutions
      • Favourable exchange rates compared to most banks
      • Track your payment online step-by step
      • Peace of mind that your full payment is received by Middlesex University
      • Customer support service to help you at every step
      • Bank transfer options for China and India
      • Payments can be made in local currency
      • Simple online payment platform is accessible 24/7
      • Faster receipt of certificate of enrolment
      • Helps reduce lost payments

      The bank transfer service allows you to see the exact cost of your payment in your local currency and the quote given will be honoured for 72 hours. This is easier and cheaper than ordering a bankers draft from your bank and the payment will reach your University account more quickly.

      Please note that this is not an online payment facility and only provides you with a quote. You will still need to contact your bank to arrange payment or carry out the transfer online. It is important that you ensure that the currency stated in your quote is the same as the currency used by your bank – otherwise you run the risk of your payment being rejected or delayed. Your bank will carry out the transfer upon receipt of the quote as per the instructions below:

      To use this service:

      1. Log in to the International student bank transfer payment system: international student bank transfer payment system. You will need your student number and pin which are detailed in your offer letter from Middlesex University. Your student number is the “M” number and your pin is your date of birth in the format “DDMMYY”.

      2. Enter the amount (s) you wish to pay and then select “continue”. You will then be taken to the Western Union website. The payment currency will default to your home country currency; however you may select another currency if you wish. The exchange rate will be calculated and displayed. When you are happy with the currency and value of the payment select “continue”.

      3. Enter the details of the person who will make the payment (this can be a family member or Sponsor). Confirmation will be sent to your Middlesex University email address, however you can change this to another email address if you wish. When you have entered your details select “continue”.

      4. Read the conditions carefully and when you have understood tick the box to confirm and then submit your payment request.

      5. Print a copy of the payment instructions PDF and submit it to your bank immediately or use telephone or on-line banking to carry out the transaction. The quote is only valid for 72 hours; if you have not made payment within this time you will need to start the process again.

      6.  If you do submit a payment after 72 hours Western Union will process your payment at the exchange rate on that day. If there is a shortfall in the amount received by the University you will be required to pay the difference.

      7. Save a copy of the quote for your records. Upon receipt, Western Union will transfer your payment to Middlesex University. If you have any questions, please contact:

      Western Union:
      Telephone number: 01733 871 871
      Middlesex University (Student Fees and Finance)
      Telephone number: 0208 411 6000 and choose option 2

      In both cases, service is between 9.00am to 5.00pm (UK time) and Monday to Friday only.

      How to track your payment

      To track your payyment visit:!/tracking


      Western Union offers Alternative payment methods (“APMS”) as a secure mechanism by which our International students can pay for their Tuition fees. E-Wallet payment methods provides a secure place where students can store funds to be used online. Western Union offers our students the following E-Wallet and online payment options solutions:

      Alipay/Tenpay – Paypal of China

      Alipay is an E-wallet used for over half of all Chinese internet transactions which represents 450 million active unique users who make more than 80 million payments a day. Tenpay is the second most popular online payment in China.  They work like many E-Wallet services where you add payment methods (card or bank accounts) to your Alipay account so that payments can be easily processed.


      Sofort is a direct payment system and works like an automated advanced payment (by bank transfer) within seconds. Sofort banking is the market leader in direct payment in Germany and Austria. The system is currently available on GlobalPay for students in 7 countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. More than 20 million consumers have already made at least one payment using Sofort Banking.


      With 3 million users, Poli is one of Australia’s leading real-time online debit payment method. It is an online payment system that is used by merchants and consumers in Australia and New Zealand and covers 22 banks.


      iDeal is a payment method enabling immediate online transfer for bank to bank accounts. The payment option has 3 million users and is available in Netherlands. iDeal partners with 10 banks.


      Trustly is a payment method which allows students to pay via their own bank account. Trustly covers 130 plus banks in 21 countries. They have 67 million users.

      India Net Banking

      The India Net Banking payment option is a payment method enabling online banking via the Indian banking network. It covers all banks in India.

    • Are there any scholarships or awards available to help cover the cost of studying?

      We are proud to reward academic achievement and ambition, and offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships and awards. For more information, including eligibility criteria and application deadlines, please visit our scholarships, awards and bursaries page.

    • What other expenses am I likely to have to prepare for?

      As a student there are other costs you must take in to consideration. Some of our courses require you to take part in field and residential trips. Where a course has additional costs attached to it, these are outlined on the fees and funding tab of each individual course web page.

    • I want to discuss fees and funding in more detail, how can I do this?

      For more information, speak to one of our agents through our regional offices or at one of our international fairs.

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