Deposit for postgraduate tuition fees

The information on this page relates to Postgraduate international students. For Undergraduate international students, please visit our Undergraduate fees and funding web pages

Self-Funding Students

All overseas students are required to pay a £4,000 deposit towards your tuition fees or provide evidence of approved acceptable financial sponsorship, regardless of if you require a visa to study in the UK. This advance payment should only be paid after you receive your offer of admission and wish to accept that offer. Tuition fee deposits are refundable under specific circumstances.

You will not be sent a Visa Checklist required to request a CAS statement for a student visa to study in the UK until this payment is received.

For more information on acceptable financial sponsorship and what funds you will need to show to the UKVI for a UK Student Visa please go to

Deposit deadlines

For students joining us in September 2024, the latest date for your deposit payment to reach us is 20 August 2024. We anticipate that places will fill before then and we will close our September intake, so we advise you to pay your deposit as soon possible, so that we can move you to the next step of the admissions process and issue your pre-CAS checklist.  

Keele University accepts payments by the following methods:

Payment by credit or debit card

To pay online, please visit

Pay my deposit


Tuition fee deposit refunds on Degree programmes (excluding Pre-Sessional English courses) are considered in the following circumstances:

  • You decline your place at and cancel your offer from the University before a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) is issued. Or;
  • The University has confirmed a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Study) will not be issued to you. Or;
  • You are refused a Student Visa by the UKVI (UK Home Office) and have an unsuccessful UKVI administrative review (appeal against the UKVI refusal decision). You will need to provide a full copy of the Visa refusal letter and unsuccessful UKVI administrative review.

Once you are an enrolled student or a study visa granted by the UK Home Office including other suitable UK Immigration permission to study, refunds are on a pro-rata basis.

All refunds are subject to approval and money laundering checks. No refunds will be considered in cases of fraud.