- Undergraduates – when to pay
- NHS Bursary for undergraduate Medicine students
- Postgraduates – when to pay
- Unpaid fees
- Student visa – Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
This information is for students who are responsible for paying their own tuition fees.
If you are a Home undergraduate student and you have applied for a Tuition Fee Loan, please see information about paying your fee using a student loan on our How to pay page. If you have applied for your loan in time, you should not receive a tuition fee invoice as payment will be covered entirely by your loan, if you have applied for the correct amount.
If you have applied for a Postgraduate loan, you will still be regarded as self-funding. This is because, unlike an undergraduate loan which is paid directly to Imperial, Postgraduate loans are paid directly to you.
If you are receiving sponsorship, please see our information for sponsored students.
The tuition fees charging cycle for each year usually starts in May.
After this, you will receive a tuition fee invoice within five working days of completing the final condition of your offer and having your place confirmed. Find out more about submitting your offer conditions.
Tuition fees are payable each year by 1 September or within 30 days of invoicing, whichever is the later of the two dates.
If you are paying the Home rate of tuition, you should expect your invoice after we have received the Student Loan Company confirmation list, towards the end of September. If you wish to receive an invoice before this, you can request one by emailing the Student Fees team: firstname.lastname@example.org
How many payments can I make?
You may make any number of payments towards the invoice total at any time after receiving your invoice to ensure full payment reaches Imperial by the due date.
Find out How to pay.
Fifth and sixth-year undergraduate MBBS/BSc Medicine students may be eligible for an NHS bursary to cover their tuition fees for these years. Find out more.
The NHS will confirm the amount of bursary being provided. If you do not receive this confirmation please contact the NHS directly to check the status of your application.
You no longer need to send a copy of your Notification of Award to Imperial.
When to apply for an NHS bursary
Applications to the NHS for bursary support should normally be submitted by early June each year.
You may make an application beyond this date. However, all applications must be submitted no later than six months after the first day of the academic year for which you are applying for support.
We will send a tuition fee invoice to any student that the NHS has not confirmed is in receipt of an NHS bursary by December each year.
Failure to pay this invoice by the due date shown on the invoice may result in late payment charges.
If you are invoiced but subsequently awarded a bursary, a refund of any tuition fees paid will be made.
This refund will not cover any late payment surcharge that may have been incurred by non-payment of the December invoice.
You will receive an invoice normally within five working days of completing the final condition of your offer and having your place confirmed. Find out more about submitting the conditions of your offer.
You need to pay your tuition fees each year on the first day of the month closest to one month before your course starts, or within 30 days of invoicing, whichever date is the later of the two.
You may make any number of payments towards the invoice total at any time after receiving your invoice.
We will deduct any deposit payment received from the balance due.
Doctoral students who start their studies on or after 1 September will be considered to be joining the new cohort for that academic year.
You will be billed for a full 12 months fees at the cohort rate for the year of study, regardless of your start date.
After this first year, your fees will be billed on the first day of the month closest to the anniversary of the course start date.
If your fees have not been paid in full, you will not be allowed to proceed to the next year of your course and you will be required to withdraw from Imperial.
Until fees and charges have been paid in full, your degree award will not be conferred and no certificate will be issued.
Payments made by students requiring a student visa will be uploaded to their Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
These payments will also be reflected on My Imperial Student Portal.
You are strongly advised to check that any payments made are shown before booking a visa appointment.
Payments made once the CAS has been issued may not be visible on My Imperial. Please contact the relevant Admissions team for more information, if required.
See the Guideline CAS payment upload times on our financial requirements for student visas page.
Used CAS status
Payments cannot be uploaded to a CAS that shows a status of Used.
Students whose CAS has been used and who need to show a payment made to Imperial are advised to contact the relevant Admissions team at their earliest convenience.