International Fees, Scholarships and Finance



International Scholarship

As an international student, you will be automatically considered for the University of Chester International Scholarship when you submit your application for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. The scholarship amount ranges from £500 - £2,000 per student, and is awarded for each year of study at the University. As indicated, students do not have to apply separately to be considered for the scholarship. If you have been awarded an international scholarship, it will be shown on your offer letter.

International Merit Scholarship

International undergraduate applicants will receive a £1,000 merit scholarship if they have obtained high calibre marks in their previous studies.  This is given in addition to the above International Scholarship.  

International postgraduate taught applicants who have obtained Bachelor's degrees equivalent to a UK 2:1 or above will be granted an additional £1,000 scholarship.  This is given in addition to the above International Scholarship.  


September 2017

Annual Tuition Fee

Full Fee Payment Award (per academic year)

International Foundation Programmes

£9,250 £250

Bachelor's degree including Foundation

£9,250 £250


£11,800 £250


£11,850 £250


£12,850 £250

Research Degrees - MRes/MPhil/PhD (Lab Based)

 £15,973  N/A

Research Degrees - MRes/MPhil/PhD  (Classroom Based)

£12,400  N/A


English Language 2017/18

Course Dates 


6 Week Pre-sessional English Language Course

  31st Jul - 8th Sept


10 Week Pre-sessional English Language Course

3rd Jul - 8th Sept £2,350*

14 Week Pre-sessional English Language Course

5th Jun - 8th Sept £3,200*

 *Tuition fees only. Does not include University accommodation.

 Pre-sessional English Entry Requirements


Additional Information

  • The above mentioned fees cover the annual tuition cost. They do not include accommodation charges.
  • All UG programme fees are set at £11,800 per year. This fee is frozen for the duration of the degree programme.
  • All UG and PGT students are eligible for an International Scholarship Award, which is applicable to each year of study.
  • UG and PGT students who pay all fees for the year either on or before enrolment will be entitled to a further reduction of £250. This Full Fee Payment Award is applicable for each year of the study. Please note that you will only be eligible for the Full Fee Payment Award if you or a member of your family, or other private sponsor will be paying your fees. No bursary can be awarded if you are funded by your employer or by the government body. Please note that in order to be eligible for the full £250 award, you need to come on a course of a minimum 12 months. MBA Credit Exemption, PG Cert or PG Dip students will be entitled to a proportion of the award, depending on the number of modules taken.
  • The fee rate for research degrees is determined by the nature of the research project. For example, the classroom rate would be applicable to most literature-based projects in the arts, humanities, mathematics and social sciences; the laboratory rate would be applicable to most practical-based projects in the arts, sciences, and social sciences.  In addition, employer or government sponsored students are not eligible for scholarships or other tuition fees reductions. For further guidance, prospective students should contact Postgraduate Research Admissions (
  • Please note that the above tuition fees may be subject to a small change at the University’s discretion. However, they are not expected to deviate significantly from the values quoted.
  • The University of Chester participates in the William D Ford Direct Loan Program.  For additional information please visit our USA country page.