Electronic Registration

You must complete the electronic registration procedure by logging onto eRegistration (open from mid-July) and complete the four portlets, including the fees portlet. In the fees portlet, you can confirm or propose changes to the tuition fee details that we hold for you and, if you are paying your own tuition fees, you can make the minimum payment electonically and set up a payment plan to pay the balance. You can also pay advance of registration, if you wish to do so. If not, fees must be settled within 14 days of your registration in Aberdeen, otherwise your student ID card will become invalidated.

Sponsored students

If you receive a fee award, for instance from the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), a Student Finance body, or another sponsor, your award-giving body will pay your fees directly to the University. Otherwise, you will have to ensure that the fee is paid (or an arrangement is made) within 14 days of registration. Your acceptance of admission to the University is taken as acknowledgement of this responsibility.

You must either submit a copy of their award letter to the Tuition Fees team in advance of registration or take your award letter along to the Registration session with Registry as proof that your tuition fees will be paid by a sponsoring authority. Without written evidence, the University will assume that you are personally liable for the full payment of tuition fees.

Self-financing students (including fees paid by a parent, spouse, or other family member)

While the University prefers if the full amount of tuition fees is paid within 14 days of registration using eRegistration, there are alternatives to the way fees can be paid by self-financing students, as under:

You can pay your tuition fees in advance of registration (and avoid having to queue):

  • in person at the Infohub (up to £1100) between Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.15pm and Friday 10am to 4.15pm;
  • over the telephone on 01224 272266 by credit or debit card;
  • bank transfers are not our recommended method but if the above options are not possible, international students can transfer their fees in local currency through the Western Union online facility. Please be aware that if any refunds are due, the money must be returned to the original source. You will need to provide bank account details and proof that the original payment was made from that account.

If you use the electronic payment facilities in advance of registration, you will receive a confirmation receipt. You must bring the receipt along to your registration session as proof of payment. Always ensure that the student ID number is quoted when making any payment.

Instalment Plans

If you are self-funding part or all of your tuition fees and the self-funded tuition fee is £250 or more you will be able to set up an instalment plan to cover the fees you are personally liable for. You can download a Direct Debit payment plan from the fees portal during eRegistration, or collect a printed copy from the Infohub or Credit Control.

Following the payment of 50% of your self-funded fees, you can set up a payment plan to have the remaining balance split over 3 consecutive equal monthly instalments, calculated from the date of the invoice.

Undergraduate Scottish and EU students only

If you register in September and do not make a payment at registration, you will receive an invoice in mid-November. You can then either make the full payment within 30 days or follow the instalment plan which will be included with the invoice along with a Direct Debit form.

If you register in January and do not make a payment at registration, you will receive an invoice in February. You can then either make the full payment within 30 days or follow the instalment plan, which will be included with the invoice along with a Direct Debit form.

Important information

You should be aware that the University has no funds to assist you with the costs of study and that tuition fees will rise during your programme of study at least in line with inflation from 1 October each year.