Fees and scholarships

Information on costs, scholarships and discounts for international students.


International (non-European Union) students

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

Fees for international students

Courses starting in January 2019

  • £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 2019

The yearly fees for new international students (non-EU) on a full-time course in September 2019 are:

  • £9,750 - international foundation programmes starting September (120 credits)
  • £11,825 - full-time undergraduate course
  • £1,350 - work placement year*
  • £12,045 - integrated master's final year
  • £11,495 - full-time postgraduate diploma course
  • £12,045 - full-time postgraduate taught degree, one year
  • £14,000 - Two Year Master's (£7,000 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
  • £11,750 - 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**

* International student 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 2019 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.

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.

  • £3,850 for an MA Creative Writing (Distance Learning)                                                          
  • £3,960 or £495 per module HNC/HND TUOLE (Distance Learning, Part Time)                  
  • £37,650 for a Doctorate Counselling Psychology (£12,550 per 180 credits)
  • £12,045 for an MCh Orthopaedics                                                                                       
  • £12,045 for an MCh Surgical Gastroenterology and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • £12,045 for an MCh Vascular and Endovascular Surgery*
  • £24,090 (£12,045 per year) for an MA Social Work
  • £35,520 (17,760 per year) for an MSc Diagnostic radiography (Pre-Registration)
  • £35,520 (17,760 per year) for an MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)
  • £35,520 (17,760 per year) for an MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)
  • £29,000 (£14,500 per year) for an MSc Dietetics* (Pre-Registration)                  

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.


Pre-sessional English course fees

  • £4,750 - 26 weeks
  • £3,600 - 16 weeks
  • £2,400 - 9 weeks
  • £1,250 - 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) number which enables you to apply for a visa. We confirm the required deposit in your conditional offer.

If you are applying for a six month International Foundation programme or a Pre-sessional English course the University requires full fees in advance.

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 £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 £7,000 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 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.

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 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

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