Financing your studies and scholarships
Studying at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK is one of the best investments you will ever make.
What's more, with the following discounts, our courses are great value for money:
- We offer a 10% early payment discount, or a 10% alumni discount to eligible students.
- Many of our masters (postgraduate) qualifications take just one year to complete, saving you money on tuition fees and living costs.
Our overseas fee includes free English language support
Early payment discount
Leeds Metropolitan University offers an Early Payment Discount to eligible Non-EU International students in their first year of study with us. The Early Payment is a 10% reduction of the 2013-14 tuition fees providing that the full (discounted) tuition fee for the 2013-14 academic year is paid to the University by the qualifying dates.
Read our conditions for further information.
Fee discounts for postgraduates
A 10% discount of the tuition fees for the first year of study is available to students who register for postgraduate study.
What is my fee status?
Our fees vary according to your fees status.
If you are from an EU country, please visit our EU page as different fees will apply and you may be able to apply for a loan to pay your fees.
If you are not from the EU, please see the information below.
What fees will I pay?
Fees vary for each course. The table below gives a guide to fees for courses starting in September 2013 & January 2014
Tuition fees for international students from outside the EU
|Tuition||Annual Tuition Fees|
|Undergraduate (most courses)||£9,500|
|Postgraduate (most courses)||£10,000 - £13,000|
The overseas fee includes free in-sessional English language support during your studies.
To check the overseas fee for a particular course, search for the course in our course finder, click on the year you are interested in, and then click on the entry & fees tab.
Science without Borders Scholarships (Ciencia sem Fronteiras)
We are delighted to announce that Leeds Metropolitan University is now taking part in the Science without Borders (Ciencia sem Fonteiras) scholarship programme which is operated by the Brazilian government. The programme offers students a full scholarship to study with us for one year as part of their undergraduate degree programme in Brazil.
We are also very pleased to confirm that we now offer pre-sessional English language courses for Science without Borders students who need to improve their English before starting their main programme of study.
For more information please see our Science without Borders page.
What are Chevening Scholarships?
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree.
Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?
Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields; including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia. Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. Chevening Scholars come from over 110 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support approximately 700 individuals. There are over 41,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
When do applications for 2013/14 Chevening Scholarships open?
Applications for 2013/14 Chevening Scholarships will open at the end of October 2012 and close in December 2012. Exact dates will be available on the country pages of www.chevening.org.
How to apply for a Chevening Scholarship
For information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship for 2013/14, sign up now for alerts at www.chevening.org and read the guidance for 2013/14 applicants at www.chevening.org/apply. Full information about deadlines and priority subjects for countries which offer Chevening Scholarships will be available on the country pages of www.chevening.org.
Further informationFor further information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship, sign up for alerts at www.chevening.org. Applicants can also contact the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat at www.chevening.org/enquiry.
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships
We have been awarded 7 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for September 2013 for the following courses:
- 6 awards for MSc Public Health – Health Promotion. Contact the International Postgraduate Team for further enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1 award MSc Responsible Tourism Management. Contact Jo Jagger for further enquiries: email@example.com
Please apply for your course using our standard application procedure.
How do I apply for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships?
In order to apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, you should have completed a course application and received an unconditional offer to study at our university by 29th March 2013. When you receive your unconditional offer we will send you a scholarship proforma to complete.
If you are shortlisted then we will ask you to complete the CSSS application form and return it to us. We will inform you if you were allocated a scholarship by early June 2013*.
*Actual date to be confirmed.
What does the scholarship cover?
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and Leeds Metropolitan University will jointly meet the full costs of an award holder’s study in the UK, including air fare to and from the UK. A maintenance allowance will be paid by the University, (£917 per month for 2012/13, allowances for 2013/14 to be confirmed). A grant of up to £225* to cover thesis (masters) costs is available; also available is £200* for study travel. The cost of up to 10 kilograms* of excess baggage (books only) is available for scholars returning home at the end of their awards. No additional allowances are paid for spouses or other dependants.
* Allowances refer to 2012/13 rates, 2013/14 allowances to be confirmed.
Eligibility criteria for the scholarship
Please refer to the CSSS website for the latest information about eligibility criteria: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.
Applicants should meet the following criteria:
- Be nationals of or permanently domiciled in a Commonwealth developing country, and not currently be living or studying in a developing country (see below list for a complete list of countries)
- Hold a first degree at either first or upper second class level
- Be sufficiently fluent in English to pursue the course
- Have not previously studied for one year or more in a developed country
- Not be employed by a government department (at national level) or a parastatal organisation (employees of universities are normally acceptable)
- Be able to confirm in writing that neither they or their families would otherwise be able to pay for the proposed course of study
- Be willing to confirm that they will return to their home country as soon as their period of study in complete
Please check our pdf for a list of eligible Commonwealth countries
US Student Loans
We provide full assistance to students from the US and Canada in applying for student loans. You can find more information by visiting our web page.
Paying your fees
If you are offered a place on a course, your offer letter will contain details of your tuition fees. You will be expected to pay a minimum of 50% of your fees at the start of the course.
If you require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number to obtain a visa to study in the UK, before a CAS number can be issued to you, you will need to either:
1. Pay a minimum of 50% of your first year tuition fees to Leeds Metropolitan University, or
2. Send a copy of your official Sponsor Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a sponsored student (Sponsored Students are students who are sponsored by a government, employer or other official organisation. You are not a sponsored student if a family member or friend is providing you with financial assistance). Further CAS and visa information.
For more information please contact our Financial Services Office on +44 (0)113 81 25950.
Annual Living Costs
In addition to tuition fees, we recommend that you budget to cover other costs, including accommodation, food, transport and social activities. Please see below guidance for further information.
Tuition Fees *£9,500
Accommodation: £3,544 - £7,200
Living expenses: £7,200
Total: £20,244 - £23,900
*Fees shown based on undergraduate for September 2013
Useful finance websites
- Please visit the International Student Calculator to find out more.
- British Council: Funding Your Studies
- HM Revenue & Customs: For information on employment, tax and national insurance.
Questions about your fees?
For information on how much your course fees will be, please see our course finder.