Fees and scholarships

Information on costs, scholarships and discounts for international students.


International (non-European Union) students

Fees for international students

Courses starting in February 2016

  • £4,875 for our international foundation programmes*
  • £10,750 a year for our full-time undergraduate courses 
  • £10,450 a year for our full-time postgraduate diploma courses
  • £10,950 a year for our full-time postgraduate courses

*A half-year programme for students with IELTS 5.5 with no band below 5.0

Courses starting in September 2016

The yearly fees for new international students (non-EU) on a full-time course in 2016-17 are:

  • £9,750 - international foundation programmes starting September (120 credits)
  • £10,750 - full-time undergraduate courses
  • £10,450 - full-time postgraduate diploma courses
  • £10,950 - full-time postgraduate courses
  • £10,950 - full time research degree
  • £5,475 - distance research degree
  • £1,350 - work placement/sandwich year**

In the School of Science & Engineering, for MPhil and PhD courses, an additional bench fee of £2,700 applies for full-time research students (pro-rata for part-time). In exceptional circumstances this fee could be higher for particularly expensive projects.

** International student scholarship fee of £1,500 is not available to students during the work placement/sandwich year.

Pre-sessional English course fees

  • 28 weeks - £4,750
  • 18 weeks - £3,600
  • 10 weeks - £2,400
  • 5 weeks - £1,250

More information on pre-sessional English courses

Deposits for self-funding students

If you are an international (non-European Union) student funding your own studies, you must pay a deposit of £4000 before receiving your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number which enables you to apply for a visa. We confirm the required deposit in your conditional offer. If you are refused a visa, we refund your deposit. If your visa is issued, the University keeps your deposit.

Scholarships for international students

You may be eligible for a scholarship of up to £1,500 a year if you are a self-funded international (non-European Union) student studying on a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate programme. Scholarships are awarded as a fee reduction for every year of full-time study. If you are sponsored by your company, government or similar, you are not entitled to the international scholarship. Find out more about scholarships here.

Staying-on bonus - £1,000 discount

If you are an international student (non-European Union) who studied with us at undergraduate level and you progress to a postgraduate course - or you complete a master's with us and progress to further postgraduate study - you are awarded £1,000 discount on your first-year fees for the next programme. This is provided that you apply directly to us and don't use an agent.

Cost of living

You need to allow approximately £1015 per month for living costs for the duration of your programme. You must also make sure that you have enough money to pay for your full programme fees.

Payment terms

You must pay a deposit of £4,000 before you enrol at the University. You can pay the remaining balance in up to seven monthly instalments. If you are studying at the University full time and pay in full before you enrol, you are entitled to a £400 early payment discount.

Your course fees are fixed at the same level for all the years you study on the same course. As an international or European student you can pay fees in your own currency through Western Union.

Sponsored students

Your sponsor needs to confirm by letter that they are paying your fees before we can issue your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies. We only accept letters from approved sponsors. You must bring an original copy of your sponsorship letter when you arrive at the University to enrol. You are not entitled to an international scholarship.

Use the UNIAID to help you manage your money.
UNIAID international student calculator.

European Union students

Fees for European Union students

Scholarships for European Union students

At Teesside we offer a generous funding package for home and European Union students who are starting in 2016 - these include scholarships, discounts, fee waivers and bursaries.
More about our funding offer for undergraduate EU students
More about our funding offer for postgraduate EU students