1. I am starting a new programme. How much am I required to pay for tuition fees?The tuition fees specific to a course or programme are shown in the 'Fees, costs and funding' section of each undergraduate course and taught postgraduate programme web page. Please choose your course using the search box. Tuition fees for postgraduate research students.
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2. If I study on a part-time basis how do I calculate my fees?
You'll be charged only for the modules you undertake each academic year as agreed with your faculty. Each module attracts a specific number of credits and the fees are calculated for each 10 credits you undertake. Please bear in mind that the underlying per 10 credit fee tariff normally increases each academic year during your period of study.
To find out the amount charged per 10 credits please visit the course or programme web page (see the answer to question 1 above).
3. Does the University offer an alumni discount?
full details and eligibility criteria can be found by viewing our funding for staff and alumni page.
4. I am a research student. What will my tuition fees be?
You can find out by visiting our fees and funding page.
5. I am eligible for an alumni discount; do I need to do anything to ensure it is deducted from my tuition fee?
If your tuition fee is being paid in full by your sponsor, no alumni discount will be applied to your tuition fee. If you are paying part of your tuition fees, the discount will automatically be picked up and applied to the self-paying portion of your fees only.
6. How do I advise the University that I have a sponsor?
In most cases the sponsor will require an invoice from the University before they're able to pay. In order for the University to be able to issue this invoice, you must obtain and forward confirmation from your sponsor to the University.
You can obtain a letter on headed paper to include the following:
- Your name
- Your university reference number
- The full name of your programme of study
- The amount of funding to be provided for the relevant academic year
- A contact name, full postal address, telephone number and email address of the sponsor
- Any purchase order number or a specific reference required by the sponsor.
Or you can download and complete our sponsor form.
The letter/completed form should
be emailed as soon as possible to
(If you have ELCAS funding, please e-mail your Claim Authorisation Note (CAN) to ELCAS@plymouth.ac.uk).
Unless Student Records receive confirmation from your sponsor, you will be classed as a self-fee payer and expected to pay the tuition fee yourself.
Please note that you remain liable for your tuition fee until your sponsor has fully paid.
7. My sponsor wants an invoice, what should I do?
order for the University to be able to issue an invoice to your sponsor, you
must obtain and forward confirmation of the agreement from your sponsor. Please
follow the process described in question 7.
8. When does my sponsor need to pay by?
Once a sponsor has been invoiced, immediate payment is required. If the invoice is unpaid after two months we will contact you and ask that you chase up payment from the sponsor. If a sponsor ultimately fails to make payment the invoice to them will be cancelled and any/all of the outstanding tuition fee will be charged to you personally. You will remain liable for your tuition fees until such time as your sponsor has fully paid them.
9. I am an enrolled student, currently studying, and my sponsor has retracted on our agreement. What happens now?
unfortunate event that a sponsor decides not to go ahead with your agreement
then the responsibility for payment of tuition fees resides with you. You will
be charged for any/all of the outstanding tuition fees. When you enrol with the
University you are personally entering into a contract with the University, any
agreement between a sponsor and yourself to cover tuition fees is between you
and them and is not an agreement with the University. You will remain liable
for your tuition fees until such time as your sponsor has fully paid them. For
more information see our self-fee payer FAQs.
10. I am thinking of withdrawing/interrupting my studies, how does this affect my tuition fee?
The University will apply its policy on tuition fees payable by students who withdraw or interrupt their studies. Please note: if you wish to interrupt or withdraw from your programme, you must do more than simply stop attending. You must advise your Faculty Office by submitting a withdrawal or interrupt study form. For the policy and form please view our debt advice page.