Pay your tuition fees for Scottish and Rest of UK undergraduate students
Updated on 7 July 2023
If your fees are funded by SAAS or the Student Loans Company you are responsible for making sure they have the correct details. If you are paying yourself, you can pay using Direct Debit, credit/debit card, or bank transfer.
If you, a member of your family, or an individual such as a family friend are paying your fees, then you are a self funded student.
If you are being funded by an official sponsor, such as the UK or other Government, British Council, international organisation, international company, or home university, then you are a funded student.
How to apply for tuition fee funding
Scottish domiciled students can apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their fees.
Students domiciled in the rest of the UK (RUK) can apply for loans to fund their tuition fees which will be paid direct to the University by the Student Loans Company (SLC). It is generally not possible to change your domicile other than the one associated with your place of residence. Please read the guidance notes below for your country of domicile.
You are responsible for ensuring your fees are paid in full and on time. If we haven't received payment of your fees from your SAAS or the SLC within three months of matriculation then you will be billed direct.
Scottish Students (not England, Wales or Northern Ireland)
As a student starting full-time Higher Education, you will not have to contribute to your tuition fees if you are fully funded by SASS. Although you will not have to contribute to your tuition fees, you have to apply to SAAS every year for payment of your fees. If you have not received your letter of award from SAAS by matriculation, the University will regard you as a self-funding student and you will be expected to make arrangements to pay the tuition fee due at matriculation (see below). Refunds will be given should you subsequently receive a letter of award and present this to Registry.
Rest of UK (RUK) Students (England, Wales or Northern Ireland)
As a student starting full-time Higher Education, you will have to apply for loan funding to contribute up to the tuition fee per year if you are studying for an undergraduate degree. Please access the following websites to apply for funding:
- sfengland.slc.co.uk (England)
- studentfinanceni.co.uk (Northern Ireland)
- studentfinancewales.co.uk (Wales)
Your tuition fees become due when you matriculate. If you have received your Student Finance Entitlement letter by the time you matriculate, you will not have to pay anything towards your fees.
If you have not received your Student Finance Entitlement letter by matriculation, you will be regarded as a self-funding student and be expected to make arrangements to pay the tuition fees (See “How to make payment” below). Refunds will be given should you subsequently receive information regarding your loan funding which you should present to Registry.
Pay your tuition fees as a self-funded student
We will email you after your matriculate to let you know:
- when your tuition fee invoice first becomes available
- when your fees are due to be paid within 7 days
- if your tuition fees are overdue.
Make sure you check My Applications regularly to make sure you don't miss any messages.
Pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit
- Log in to eVision
- Click or tap My Balance
You will see your remaining balance on screen. You can pay fees of £400 or more by Direct Debit instalments from your UK bank account.
- Click or tap Choose direct debit plan
- Select Tuition Fees
- Click to tap Go to review instalment plan
You will be shown the dates and amounts of your Direct Debit payments.
A standard Direct Debit plan consists of:
- September start (annual tuition fee)
- 7 monthly payments from mid-October until mid-April
- January start (annual tuition fee)
- 7 monthly payments from mid-February until mid-August
- 3 monthly payments for a module fee.
Follow the instructions on screen to set up your Direct Debit payments.
Pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer
- Log in to eVision
- Click or tap My Balance
- Click or tap Make a payment
You will be directed to our payment partner Flywire
On the Flywire payment page
- Select your United Kingdom from the country or region list
- Enter how much you wish to pay in the Tuition fee box, click or tap Next
- Choose your preferred payment method, and follow the instructions on screen.
- Once you have made your payment, the balance in My Balance will update the next working day (UK time).
If you choose a country other than the UK, you will be shown the payment options, available currencies, and exchange rates for each payment method for that country. Flywire can accept payments from 240 countries in over 140 currencies.
A family member or friend is paying on your behalf
If a family member or friend is with you in person, you can log in to My Applications as above, and ask them to type in their card number or bank details when asked.
If they are not with you, you must not give them your password. Instead, they should use our Flywire guest checkout so they can pay without needing to log in. They will be asked for your Student ID number, so make sure they have this.
Tuition fee payment terms
Any balance of tuition fees are due for payment at matriculation during your first week.
You are responsible for ensuring your fees are paid in full and on time. If we have not received payment of your fees from your sponsor within three months of matriculation, then you will be billed directly.
If the University does not receive full payment from your sponsor, for example, where bank charges have been deducted, you will be liable to pay the difference. The Cash Office will let you know about any shortfall.
The University will not pursue any sponsor for amounts of £100 or less. This means you will have to pay all charges and postgraduate continuation of study fees. You will need to pursue your sponsor yourself for any money you consider to be your sponsor's liability.
If you fail to pay your tuition fees
If you have not paid your tuition fees in full or arranged to pay by Direct Debit instalments by the date given on your tuition fee invoice you will be liable to pay a late payment fee of 3.5% on your tuition fee (maximum charge £400).
The total late payment fee depends on your tuition fee amount. For example, an overdue fee of £4,500 will incur a late payment fee of £157.50.
If you do not make a payment which is due under an instalment plan, we reserve the right to cancel the instalment plan. This will result in your fees becoming due in full immediately and you will be charged a late payment fee.
If you do not pay your tuition fees
- we will revoke access to University facilities such as the Library and your IT account
- you will be withdrawn from your studies, you will be unable to receive tuition and sit exams
- we will tell your funding body that your student status has been revoked
- you will not receive your degree certificate
- your details will be passed to a debt collection agency
- if you are a Student visa (was Tier 4) holder: we will notify UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) that we are no longer sponsoring your Visa. This will result in your Visa being invalid and you will be required to return home.
If you have any questions about payment please contact CashOffice@dundee.ac.uk
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