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Fees and scholarships

Information on costs, scholarships and discounts for international students.

Teesside University is ranked 1 of 42 UK universities for value for money in the International Student Barometer Survey 2019*


International (non-European Union) students

The tuition fee stated is the full cost of the programme.

Fees for international students

Courses starting in January 2020

  • £4,875 for a international foundation programme (a half-year programme for students with IELTS 5.5 with no band below 5.0)
  • £11,825 a year for a full-time undergraduate course
  • £11,495 a year for a full-time postgraduate diploma course
  • £12,045 a year for a full-time postgraduate course, one year
  • £7,000 a year for Two Year Master's

Courses starting in September 2020

The yearly fees for new international students (non-EU) on a full-time course in September 2020 are:

  • £9,750 - international foundation programmes starting September (120 credits)
  • £13,000 - full-time undergraduate course (per year)
  • £1,350 - work placement year*
  • £13,000 - integrated master's final year
  • £12,400 - full-time postgraduate diploma course
  • £13,000 - full-time postgraduate taught degree, one year
  • £15,000 - Two Year Master's (£7,500 per year)
  • £14,300 - Master of Business Administration** (MBA)
  • £17,000 - Master of Business Administration** (MBA) Applied
  • £24,750 - Doctorate Business Administration** (DBA) £12,375 per year for full-time, 2 years 3 months. £6,187.50 per year for part time, four years
  • £13,000 - full-time research degree (standard tier - includes Doctorate in Public Health)
  • £14,500 - full-time research degree (higher tier)**
  • £5,875 - part-time distance learning research degree (standard tier)
  • £5,875 - part-time distance learning research degree (higher tier)**
  • £650 - postgraduate writing-up fee**

Non-standard tuition fees

The tuition fee stated is the full cost of the programme. Discounts/bursaries and scholarships do not apply to any non-standard fees.

  • £12,000 (£6,000) - HDA Healthcare Assistant Practitioner
  • £15,000 (£1,250 per 20 credits) - HDA Nursing Associates
  • £18,000 (£9,000 per year) - HDA MBA two years, part-time
  • £22,000 (£1,222 per 20 credits) - Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA)
  • £27,000 (Fee per year determined by length of course) - HDA Combined HN+Degree
  • £13,000 - MCh courses
  • £13,000 - Doctorate in Health & Social Care
  • £13,000 - Doctorate in Education terms
  • £13,000 - Doctorate in Professional Practice
  • £13,000 - Doctorate in Psychology (Top-up)
  • £3,850 for an MA Creative Writing (Distance Learning)                                                     
  • £3,960 (or £495 per module) -HNC/HND TUOLE (Distance Learning, Part Time)                  
  • £39,150 (£13,050 per 180 credits) - Doctorate Counselling Psychology
  • £26,000 (£13,000 per year) - MA Social Work
  • £35,520 (17,760 per year) for an MSc Pre-Registration Health, Two Year Master's***
  • £29,000 (£14,500 per year) for an MSc Pre-Registration Health, Two Year Master's - Dietetics                 

Courses starting in January 2021

  • £4,875 - international foundation programmes starting January (four months)
  • £13,000 - full-time undergraduate course (per year)
  • £12,400 - full-time postgraduate diploma course
  • £13,000 - full-time postgraduate taught degree, one year
  • £15,000 - Two Year Master's (£7,500 per year)

What are higher tier fees?
Higher tier fees are charged for MPhil and PhD study based in the School of Science & Engineering to reflect the higher costs of these disciplines. The fee applicable will be clearly stated in your offer letter.

* Global Excellence Scholarship is not available to students during the work placement year.

**Research degree students must pay a writing up fee in addition to their course fee. The fee is applicable to year four on full time courses, and years six and seven of part-time courses. For the DBA, the writing up fee applies to year three for full-time and years five and six for part time. Once the data gathering and analysis phase of the project is completed, students are entitled to a period of one year (two years for part-time students) at which a reduced writing-up fee is payable. The writing up fee for 2020 is £650 - this flat fee covers the writing-up period. If the work is not submitted for examination within the designated writing-up period, the fee will normally revert to the standard fee for the following year.

*** International fee for Pre Registration Health Two Year Master’s is currently only for MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration), MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) and MSc Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-Registration). MSc Midwifery Studies (Pre-Registration) are currently not offered to International students.

Pre-sessional English course fees

  • £4,950 - 26 weeks
  • £3,950 - 16 weeks
  • £2,600 - 9 weeks
  • £1,400 - 5 weeks

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 £4,000 before receiving your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) which you need to apply for a Tier 4 Student visa. We confirm the required deposit in your conditional offer.

If you are applying for a Pre-sessional English course the University requires full fees in advance.

If you are refused a visa, we refund your deposit. More information on refunds.

If your visa is issued, the University keeps your deposit.

Scholarships for international students

You may be eligible for a scholarship of £1000 or £1500 in your first year of study if you are an international (non-European Union) student studying on a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate programme. Scholarships are awarded to students with higher than average grades or English language ability. 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 £1,015 a 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 £500 early payment discount.

Please note - for students enrolling on a 2 year master's degree, paying £7,500 a year, you are entitled to a £500 discount if pay your fee prior to enrolment in the first year of study only.

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.

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.

European Union students

Fees for European Union students

Scholarships for European Union students

At Teesside University we offer generous funding packages for home and European Union students who are starting in 2019.
More about our funding offer for undergraduate EU students
More about our funding offer for postgraduate EU students

*Based on the views of 854 Teesside students within a global survey response of 179,950 students. More info at Verification data on request, email