Pay your fees

Paying tuition fees, either yourself or on behalf of someone else, is easy and straightforward.

You must pay the total amount of your tuition fees during or prior to online registration at the University, or in three equal payments as part of an agreed plan throughout the academic year by Direct Debit.

If you have a student loan, or have received a bursary or award, or if you are funded by an external sponsor, you will either pay a contribution towards your tuition fees, or nothing at all. 

You should only use approved methods to pay your fees to The University of Manchester. Be extremely cautious of offers to pay fees on your behalf at a discounted rate. If you have any questions or are concerned you have been the victim of this type of fraud, please contact the University's Student Services Centre.

If you're looking for more detailed guidance on paying in your home currency or online, visit our making a payment information page.

When can I pay my fees?

Whatever your situation, you can pay tuition fees online (if you have an amount to pay) and you can opt to do this before you arrive or during registration. You will be notified when the online registration process is open.

How can I do it?

If you’re self-financing

There are a number of ways to pay your tuition fees online. For more information you can read our making a payment information

If you’ve taken out a student loan


If you've applied for a tuition fee loan, this will be covered by Student Finance England, Wales, Northern Ireland, or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland. All the details should be shown in step ten of the registration process.

If you’re unable to complete step ten of registration and are receiving funding from Student Finance, please contact the Student Finance Team via the Student Services enquiry form.


Please follow the steps below if you're intending to pay your tuition fees using a postgraduate loan: 

  1. Follow this link to complete your registration online. 
  2. The University will run a report to identify students in receipt of a Student Loans Company (SLC) postgraduate loan who have completed steps 1-9 of registration and will automatically complete step 10 of registration on your behalf to show that fees are to be paid using your loan.
  3. The University will then confirm your registration to the SLC, who will release the first instalment of your postgraduate loan directly to you within five working days, and ahead of the first tuition fee instalment, due on 22 November 2023. The second and third instalments of your postgraduate loan will be released directly to you by the SLC to coincide with the due dates for your remaining tuition fees on 7 February 2024 and 8 May 2024.
  4. Please note it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that tuition fees are paid by the due dates shown. Please visit our webpages for information on paying your fees, including details of using our preferred method of setting up a Direct Debit to pay fees.

If you're funded by an external sponsor

External sponsorship

To complete the financial aspect of your registration, the University needs to know who will be paying your tuition fees. A sponsorship letter is required if payment is to be made by a third-party sponsor, such as a charity, a commercial organisation, an international organisation or Student Finance.  

You can email your sponsorship letter to the Tuition Fees team.

Sponsor letter requirements 

For further information regarding what information the sponsor letter should contain, please go to Student Services. 

If you're unable to submit your letter in advance, you'll need to pay the first instalment of your tuition fees at registration, or complete a Direct Debit mandate.  

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has additional requirements if you’re applying for a Student Visa, and you must also meet the financial requirements of the UKVI.

Once you've paid your fees, your registration is complete. You can collect your student card once you arrive on campus.