CCCU International Student Guide 202238570.7 KB
Whether you're studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, Canterbury Christ Church University offers an enriching and diverse student experience.
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:
You may also qualify for a scholarship or bursary, depending on the eligible criteria for each award.
You can find out more information on the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.
The cost of your course can be found on your chosen course page under 'Fees', including additional course costs.
Living costs can include (this is not an exhaustive list):
You need to figure out how much you'll need for your living costs, and how you will fund this.
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.
Additional costs can include (but aren't limited to):
For students who are starting their course in September, payments can be made by one of the following options:
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.
A person or organisation can pay your fees for you. They are called a sponsor.
Here is the sponsor process:
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 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.
As an international student at CCCU, you're eligible for some scholarships and bursaries. Have a read about what you can apply for, and browse the scholarships and bursaries page for more awards.
We’re committed to developing sporting excellence and offer scholarships of up to £1,500 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.
Check to see if you're eligible by finding out more information on our scholarships and bursaries page.
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 Sanctuary Scholarship at Canterbury Christ Church University will be provided with some financial support.
Read more about the Sanctuary Scholarship to see if you meet the eligible criteria.
Please note: The below refers to the scholarship for the 2022/23 academic year. This will be updated in due course.
This scholarship is available for students who fall within the definition of “EEA National” as defined by Schedule 1 to the Education (Fees and Awards ) (England) Regulations 2007)
From 1 August 2021, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members who are not covered by the Withdrawal Agreement are no longer be eligible for home fee status, undergraduate and postgraduate financial support and advanced learner loans from Student Finance England, for courses starting in academic year 2021/22 or after. These students will be subject to Overseas / International student tuition fees.
Canterbury Christ Church University will continue to offer an EEA National Transition Scholarship (2022/23) to those affected who are commencing their studies in September 2022.
This will effectively reduce the tuition fee for eligible students to the Home (UK) Fee level. The scholarship will apply to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students and will be given for the full duration of study.
The scholarship will be automatically awarded if you meet all the above eligibility criteria.
The International Student Scholarship includes:
It is important to think carefully about how you are going to manage money while you study. Here are a few budgeting tips:
The Money saving expert student budgeting planner is a great tool to help you plan your budget.
Millions of people visit Canterbury every year. The beautiful and historic cathedral, surrounded by medieval cobbled streets, is close to our campus in the heart of the city.
Canterbury is close to London, which is just 40 minutes by train. The city is also easily accessible from continental Europe, making Canterbury a diverse and friendly place to study.
Both students and staff feel at home on campus and throughout the city, so you can be sure to fit right in with our community.