International Student Payment Information

European Union students

All European Union students follow the College’s Tuition Fee and Refund policies available here.


Non-European Union Students

Tuition Fees 2019 – 2020/2020 -2021:

  • FE students fee £7,500.
  • HE students (General) fee £10,500.
  • HE students (Podiatry and Social Work) fee £11,500.
  • Module fees will be calculated pro rata from the full time fee.

 International - Tuition Fees Non EU

As part of the UK Visa and Immigration Service (UKVI), policy educational institutions must be holding a significant deposit from a potential student before they can issue any documentation to support a visa application for a full time study programme. In the case of Tier 4 visa application it is suggested that a minimum deposit of 20% of year 1 course fees are held prior to the issuing of a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS).

The policy of New College Durham for all International applicants is therefore;

  • Prior to the issue of any documentation that supports the application for entry to a study programme a 20% deposit will be required
  • For applications sponsored by a learners home country the college must see a financial guarantee before an unconditional offer letter is given

The minimum deposits required for all international students are:

  • Full Time Course*  20% of the cost of year 1 of the programme
  • Part Time English Language Course 20% of the cost of the programme (Non Tier4)

*Students who are applying for a Tier 4 visa can only study on a full-time programme

The deposit payment is non-refundable, except where NCD decides to withdraw support of the visa application. If a student’s visa application is unsuccessful, a deposit refund will be considered on a case-by-case basis subject to evidence being provided. Any refund will be paid directly back to the original source from where the original payment was made. 

On successful entry onto the study programme all monies deposited will be set against the remaining course fees.

The remaining course fee for the first year of your programme must be paid in full by the end of the third week of the start of your studies. For programme’s lasting more than one year, future course fees must be paid in full at the start of the next academic year.

In cases of hardship, a recommendation can be made to The Deputy Principal and Chief Financial Officer who will make a final decision.

Where the college cancels a course a full refund will be made.