In this section you can find details of the tuition fee rates for the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17. These pages also contain information on the refund policy, miscellaneous charges, staff tuition fees, and student tuition fees for previous years.

  • You can make payments towards your tuition fees and accommodation fees in a number of ways.
  • The Student Debt Policy details the University's expectations and procedures for the collection of all student-related debt.

Sponsored students

You must provide an official letter from your sponsor as proof that they will pay tuition fees. Please email a copy of this letter to the Tuition Fees team or hand in a copy to the Infohub. If your sponsor fails to make payment for your fees, you will become responsible for payment and we will invoice you directly for the outstanding amount.

Students on the MBA (Global) Programme Delivered in Partnership with the University's Online Learning Partner IDI

Students studying the MBA (Global) programme, which is run in partnership with IDI, will be subject to the terms and conditions governing tuition fees which can be found here.

Payment of Tuition Fees

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):

  • through eRegistration;
  • through the Electronic Payments page;
  • 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.

Support with paying tuition fees

Students living and studying in Scotland

Tuition fees

Students who satisfy the residential conditions, are starting a full-time degree or equivalent course at a Scottish university, and have not been supported from public funds before will normally be entitled for tuition fee funding from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). It is essential that students apply for assistance with fees through SAAS. It is easiest method is to apply by completing the online form on the SAAS website.

Application procedure

Students must apply to SAAS for assistance with tuition fees each year by completing the online application. SAAS aims to send an acknowledgement of receipt of your application within 10 days, and aims to send an award letter (confirming that your tuition fees will be paid) within 21 days of receiving your application. The progress of your application can be tracked through the SAAS website.

If you have not received a decision from SAAS about your application by the beginning of term, it is your responsibility to check that the application has been received and that you have supplied all the information necessary to enable your application to be processed.

If you do not have your award letter at the start of session, you should visit the Infohub as soon as you receive confirmation from SAAS so that your award letter can be photocopied. Otherwise the University will assume that you are personally liable for paying your tuition fees. Please also note that you must apply to SAAS for funding for every year of your course. SAAS aims to have funding in place at the start of your course, if correctly completed applications received before 30 June 2011.

Student loans

You can apply for a student loan through the same online application form that is used to claim assistance with tuition fees. Eligible students can apply for a means-tested or non-means tested loan. The current loan amounts are published in the SAAS Guide to Student Support. Loan payments are made on a monthly basis, if there are no system delays at the University or at the Student Loan Company, the first instalment is paid directly into your nominated bank account within 3 or 4 days of your registration at the University. It is important to check that the payment is in your bank account before spending money. The remaining loan amount will be paid as monthly instalments into your account. It is essential that the Student Loan Company has your correct bank account details.

Student loans are repayable from the April following your graduation or withdrawal from studies, provided you earn a minimum of £10,000. The payments are collected by HM Revenue & Customs.

Repeat or previous assistance

Eligibility to receive support is normally based on the minimum period of study required for your degree programme, which is four years in most cases (except, for example, MBChB, MChem, MEng and programmes involving a compulsory year abroad or industrial placement where five years is required). If you already had support from public funds, for example, for an HND that does not give you entry the second year of the degree programme, your support may be for three years only so you would not get support for the first year of your degree programme and you would have to pay your own tuition fees.

Important funding information

It is essential that changes of subject that necessarily involve an extra year of study be reported to your funding body at the time the change is made. You should always indicate an actual or intended honours programme on your SAAS application form, unless you are quite certain that you do not intend to pursue an honours programme. However, any student whose degree intention changes (e.g. from BTh to BD, BEng to MEng, non-Honours to Honours) after registration, and who will then require an extra year of study should contact the Registry as soon as possible so that SAAS can be notified.

Additional financial support

SAAS offers supplementary grants, a Young Student's Bursary, and assistance with travel expenses - see the SAAS website for more information and eligibility criteria.

The child care fund is administered by the University and is designed to assist with formal child care costs. Application forms are available for collection from Infohub once you have registered.

The hardship fund is administered by the Student Support & Advice Office, and is intended to help students facing unexpected financial difficulties. Any award from this fund is not repayable, but assistance with tuition fees is not available. Application forms are available to students at the start of session at the Infohub.

SAAS contact details

The Student Awards Agency for Scotland
Gyleview House
3 Redheughs Rigg
Edinburgh EH12 9HH
Tel: 08451111711
Email: saas.geu.@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Web: http://www.saas.gov.uk/

Students living in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland

Tuition fees

New students

From September 2012, new full-time students from the rest of the UK (RUK) must pay £9000 each academic year, with the final year free. Please consult our Fees and Funding Guide for more information and for any exceptions.

2.2 Student Loans

In most cases the Student Loan should also be applied for through the relevant Student Finance authority. The maximum amount of loan for session 2011/12 is £4950 for students living away from home. 75% of the maximum loan is available to all eligible students regardless of your/parental income. The remaining 25% will be means tested. This will be assessed by Student Finance.

Student Loans are repayable in the April after students leave their programme or graduate providing they are earning a minimum of £10,000. The payments are collected by the Inland Revenue.

2.3 Repeat or Previous Assistance

All students should be aware that eligibility to receive support is normally based on the minimum period of study required for your degree programme - 4 years in most cases (except, for example, MBChB, MChem, MEng and programmes involving a compulsory year abroad or industrial placement, where 5 years are required).  If you have already had support from public funds - for example, for an HND which does not give you entry to year 2 of the degree programme - your support may be for 3 years only, so you would not get support for the first year of your degree programme and you would have to pay the tuition fees yourself.  If in doubt, ask your LA about that now.

2.4 Important Funding Information

It is essential that changes of subject that necessarily involve an extra year of study be reported to the funding body at the time the change is made. You should always indicate an actual or intended honours programme on your application to the LA, unless you are quite certain that you do not intend to pursue an honours programme. However, any student whose degree intention changes (eg from BTh to BD, BEng to MEng, Non-Honours to Honours) after Registration and who as a consequence will require an extra year of study should contact the Registry as soon as possible so that your LA may be notified.

2.5 Further Support Available

Certain groups of students may also be entitled to claim supplementary grants or allowances. Further information concerning eligibility is available from your Student Finance authority. There is a Hardship Fund which is administered by the Student Support Services section of the University and intended to help students facing unexpected financial difficulties. Assistance is not available to pay tuition fees. The application forms are available to students at the start of session from the InfoHub and any award from this fund is not repayable.

2.6 Student Finance Contact Details:

3 EU Students

Students from EU Countries are eligible to apply to SAAS for assistance with tuition fees. They are not eligible to claim student loans or from any of the bursary schemes. Further information about applying for tuition fees can be found at mailto:www.saas.gov.uk.

4 International Students

International students are not eligible to apply for UK Government assistance, nor will the University be able to assist with payment of tuition fees. Many international students are sponsored by their own Governments or private industry. Those who are not are deemed to be personally liable for tuition fee payment.

The standard International tuition fee rates for 2011/12 have been set as follows:

MBA £13,500
Other Arts-based (postgraduate - excluding Business School programmes) £10,500
Other Arts-based (undergraduate)

£10,500

Science-based (postgraduate)

£13,200

Science-based (undergraduate)

£13,200

Clinical Medicine (undergraduate)

£24,000

A guide to living expenses for International Students can be accessed on the Student Recruitment and Admissions Service website.

5 All Sponsored Students

All sponsored students must submit written evidence on letterhead paper as proof that their tuition fees will be paid by a sponsoring authority, otherwise the University will assume that the student is personally liable for the full payment of tuition fees.

Also, if the award-giving body fails to meet the cost of tuition fees, the student will become personally liable for full payment. In these cases a letter will be sent to notify the student that a personal invoice is about to be sent if the sponsor does not pay within 30 days.

6 All Students - debt

If tuition fees, or any other debts to the University, are not paid by the time all examinations and assessments are passed, you will not be permitted to graduate.

Students with debt from a previous academic year are not permitted to re-register with the University. Payment in full is required and must be made prior to registration in September.