QMU-Postgraduate Prospectus QMU PG Mini Prospectus 2019 sp - Page 80

Student fees and finance Fees and charges Payment of tuition fees Tuition fee deposits All students pay an annual fee to the University. Fee levels are reviewed on an annual basis, and are subject to increase. For continuing students, any increase in the level of fee each year will be subject to a maximum percentage equivalent to the higher of the annual increase in the UK Retail Prices Index and 5%. With the exception of research students who have a studentship, all research students requiring laboratory, practical or clinical expenses will pay a minimum bench fee of £1,000, which covers the cost of consumable materials and other expenses associated with the student’s research at QMU. Students undertaking a proposal involving expenses which exceed £1,000 will be required to cover these costs if they do not have sponsorship. All research students also pay an examination fee. If you exceed the normal prescribed period of study without submitting your thesis, you are registered as a continuing student, and pay the appropriate annual continuation fee. Tuition fees and bench fees (research students only) become due on the first day of your programme of study. You must either pay in full within 21 days of the due date or make arrangements with the Finance Office to pay in instalments. If you choose this option, you will be asked to complete a direct debit mandate prior to, or at the time of, your matriculation. The number of instalments by which payment may be made will depend on the length and start date of your course. Students will be personally liable for payment of any professional body registration fees as detailed in the Registration and Membership fees section of postgraduate fees page of our website at www.qmu.ac.uk/current- students/current-students-general- information/fees-and-charges/ Self-funding international students who need a Tier 4 student visa are required to pay a £2,000 tuition fee deposit prior to receiving a Confirmation of Studies (CAS) which is required to apply for a visa. The £2000 deposit will be deducted from the overall fees payable. For annual tuition fees of £9000 and above, where the student is self-funding and the fee is settled in full by 31 October 2019, a discount of 5% will be authorised. Graduates of QMU who hold a verified undergraduate or postgraduate award may be eligible for a 10% discount on the published fee. 78