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Paying your tuition fees

If you are a UK/EU student, you may be eligible for a postgraduate loan to cover your course fees. If you don’t want to pay your fees using the student loan, or aren't eligible, you can choose to pay them in one lump sum or in three instalments each year. When you register online, you will agree the arrangements to pay your tuition fees. Online registration takes place before enrolment.

Deposits for International postgraduate students

International (non-EU) students need to pay a non-refundable* £2,000 deposit to secure their place on a postgraduate course. You will need to pay your deposit by the date stated in your offer letter. The remainder of your fee will be payable on registration/enrolment. Your deposit can be paid in the methods explained in the 'Paying your fees in full' section below.  

*There are two exceptions to the non-refundable rule on the deposit:

  • You fail to meet the academic or English requirements of your offer
  • You are refused a visa to enter the UK, provided the reason for the refusal is not a fraudulent application. 

Paying by instalments

You can pay your fees in three instalments online using a debit/credit card. This option is available to all postgraduate students, whether you are studying on a full or part-time basis.

If you pay in instalments, each payment will be one-third of the course fee. The first instalment will be taken when you register and pay online, with the second instalment deducted three months later, and the final instalment taken six months after your first payment.

Students from the USA who receive a Federal Loan can make arrangements to pay their fees in three instalments that tie in with their loan payments. 

Paying your fees in full

You can get a 5% early payment discount if you pay your fees before or within seven days of enrolment. However, if you are being sponsored all or in part by your employer, you won’t be eligible for this discount.

If you are paying with a single lump sum, we accept cash, cheques, banker’s drafts, bank transfers and debit/credit card payments. Please note that we require payments in pounds sterling (£). If you are paying by bank transfer, please use the following details:

If you would like to pay by bank/electronic transfer, please use the details below:
Payee: Bournemouth University
Account number: 80188921
Sort code: 20-12-04
Branch address: Barclays Bank, 61 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 1ER, UK
Reference: Your student or invoice number

You can also pay your fees in person at either of our campuses.

Talbot Campus – Cashier’s Office

Bournemouth University
Ground floor, Poole House
Fern Barrow
BH12 5BB

Phone: +44 (0)1202 961491

Lansdowne Campus – Finance Department

Bournemouth University
Second floor, Melbury House
1–3 Oxford Road

Phone: +44 (0)1202 961600


Bournemouth University has also partnered with Flywire to streamline the process of international payments. Flywire allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency.

By making your payment with Flywire you can:

  • Track your payments from start to finish
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates
  • Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night.

Click here to go to Flywire and begin the payment process.

Sponsorship by a company/organisation

Sponsors can pay your tuition fees on your behalf by selecting any of the payment methods listed in the Online Registration system.

If you have any questions about paying your fees, please contact us on +44 (0)1202 961600, or email us at

Sponsorship authorisation

Sponsors (Company/Organisations) can pay your tuition fees on your behalf by selecting any of the payment methods listed in the Online Registration system. If your Sponsor requires an official BU invoice, please download the Sponsorship Authorisation Form (pdf 57kb). Your registration will be complete upon receipt of the completed sponsorship form.

This completed document must be mailed to:

Bournemouth University
Finance and Performance
Melbury House
2nd Floor
1-3 Oxford Road
Bournemouth, BH8 8ES

or handed in at the Cash Office at Talbot Campus.

Alternatively, we can post a hard copy of this form to you. To request this or if you have any queries, please either email or telephone our helpline number +44 (0)1202 961600.

Please return back to the Online Registration system if you have not finished the registration process.