International student fees and funding.

Whether you are studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, Canterbury Christ Church University is a great choice. The next step is to make sure you know the cost of your course and the different options available for funding your studies.

As an international student, you can either pay your course fees yourself or your parents or a sponsor (usually an employer or government) can pay for you.

You may still qualify for a scholarship or bursary. Details of these can be found on this page. 

Fee status criteria is set by the UK government and we use this, and the information you supply in your application, when assessing your fee status as a Home, EU or Overseas student. 

You can find out more information on the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.

Course fees 

The cost of your course can be found on your chosen course page under Fees, including additional course costs. .

Living costs 

While you are studying you will need to cover your living costs. Think about where you will live and how much that will cost. You will also need money to cover your day-to-day living costs like food, clothes, additional childcare, travel etc.

Additional costs 

Apart from fees and living costs there are some additional costs when studying at university. We try to keep these to a minimum and be clear about what they are.

Some additional costs apply to almost all students – like purchasing textbooks. But some additional costs are linked to specific courses. You’ll find a detailed breakdown of these costs on your course page under Fees.

Advice for parents

Tuition fees are due on the first day of the academic year and you, your child or a sponsor must pay in full or have an arrangement to pay before commencing study at the University.

If your child is a Tier 4 international student, they are required to pay a deposit before they start the first year of their course. Information about the deposit and when it needs to be paid will be included in their offer letter. 

If your child’s fees are paid in full before starting the course, they will be eligible for a discount. For 2020/21 academic year this will be a 5% discount. 

As a parent you are not regarded as a sponsor, but you may pay tuition fees to the University with your child’s agreement. 

Direct payment

For students who are starting their course in September, payments can be made by one of the following options: 

  • Payment in full. 
  • Payment in two equal instalments at the end of September (50%) and the end of January (50%). Students studying on a Tier 4 visa who have paid a deposit payment before coming to University will pay the balance due in these two equal instalments.

If you are starting your course in a month other than September then the above payment dates will be adjusted accordingly.

However, your full year tuition fee must be paid at least two months before the end of your course, or at least two months before the end of the period of study for which the tuition fee relates. 

The University accepts Visa and MasterCard debit and credit card payments. 

Payment plan via a sponsor 

A person or organisation can pay your fees for you. They are called a sponsor. 

You must enter the sponsor details in the MySponsor section of your MyRecord portal. These details can be entered at any stage prior to you starting at University, or through the online registration process.

The University Fees team will check the sponsor information provided and will notify you if they are able to approve the sponsor. Alternatively, they will notify you if they require any further information about your sponsor, or if they are unable to approve your sponsor.

Please note: Any arrangement made between you and a sponsor to pay your tuition fees is an agreement between you and the sponsor. If your sponsor does not pay the tuition fees, you will be personally liable to pay the fees yourself.

The University will then invoice you directly and you will be required to either pay in full or set up a self-payment plan that is acceptable to the University at that stage in the academic year. 

Family members who pay for your tuition fees on your behalf

Family members are not regarded as sponsors but may pay tuition fees to the University with your agreement.

Payments from family members are deemed to be payments made by the student and may be made on an instalment basis.

There is no direct contract or binding arrangement between the family member and the University. 

 

Sports Scholarship

We’re committed to developing sporting excellence and offer scholarships of up to £1500 a year in any sport. 

The University is recognised by Sport England’s Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) as a Dual Career Accredited Site. We give talented athletes extra academic flexibility, allowing talented athletes to balance their studies alongside a sporting schedule. 

Find our more about our Sports Scholarships. 

How to apply

Visit the Christ Church Sport pages to apply. 

Choral Scholarships 

No matter what you study, if you have the talent you can help form the professional heart of the University Chapel Choir and benefit from our £800 choral scholarships (£1000 for organists and conductors). 

How to apply 

Visit our Choral Scholarships page for more details and to complete the application form. 

Article 26 Award – For those seeking asylum in the UK 

Canterbury Christ Church University works in partnership with The Archdeacon of Canterbury (Canterbury Cathedral) under the Article 26 Project to enable those seeking asylum to progress to higher education.

Successful applicants for the Article 26 Award at Canterbury Christ Church University will be provided with some financial support. 

How to apply 

Please visit this page to apply.

Scholarships for Students studying on Multi-Year courses

This non-means tested Scholarship is offered to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students who are studying a course which lasts more than one academic year, subject to eligibility. Eligible students will receive a 20% tuition fee discount for their first year of study.

In order to be eligible for the Scholarship, students must:

  • be studying an undergraduate or postgraduate course which lasts more than one academic year;
  • have been assessed with a Fee Status of ‘Overseas’;
  • have made a direct application to the University (Note: students recruited through our strategic partnerships and special arrangements are excluded. Please contact your agent/home institution for confirmation or contact international@canterbury.ac.uk if you are still unsure);
  • not be in receipt of any other award or tuition fee discount offered by the University e.g. the postgraduate alumni discount (the only exception is the 5% tuition fee discount that is offered to students in 2020/21 if they pay their first year tuition fees in full, in advance of starting at the University).

How to apply

The scholarship will come in the form of a 20% reduction in tuition fees for the first year of study. This will automatically be applied for eligible students. 

Scholarships for Students studying on Single Year courses (UG Top-Up programmes / Masters)

This non-means tested Scholarship is offered to students from our international partner institutions and direct applicants on full time Undergraduate Year 3 ‘Top-Up’ or Postgraduate Taught course at CCCU, subject to eligibility. Eligible students will receive a 20% tuition fee discount for their year of study.

In order to be eligible for the Scholarship, students must:

  • have been assessed with a Fee Status of Overseas;
  • have made a direct application to the University or be progressing onto an award under an articulation agreement from one of our international partner institutions (Note: students recruited through our strategic partnerships and special arrangements are excluded. Please contact your agent/home institution for confirmation or contact international@canterbury.ac.uk if you are still unsure);
  • not be in receipt of any other award or tuition fee discount offered by the University e.g. the postgraduate alumni discount (the only exception is the 5% tuition fee discount that is offered to students in 2020/21 if they pay their first year tuition fees in full, in advance of starting at the University).

How to apply

The scholarship will come in the form of a 20% reduction in tuition fees for the first year of study. This will automatically be applied for eligible students.

Budgeting 

It is important to think carefully about how you are going to manage money while you study. Look at what money you have coming in and try and estimate how much you need to spend while you study.

The Money saving expert student budgeting planner is a great tool to help you plan your budget. 

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