Fees and Finance

Don’t let concerns over tuition fees hold you back from postgraduate study.

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We offer a choice of payment options and instalment plans to help make your studies more affordable. In addition, local study loans and other funding options may be available.

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Regular tuition fee*

Reduced tuition fee*

*Your tuition costs include free access to the Global Career Advisor Network. The estimated tuition costs are based on the pay-as-you-go payment plan and could be LOWER if you choose an alternative payment plan. Please contact an enrolment advisor for tuition reduction eligibility terms and conditions. Payment for the programme is due before start of the first academic module. Tuition costs and fees are subject to change. The tuition fee displayed does not include VAT (BTW).

Multiple payment plan options available

Pay as you go

Pay per module as you progress through your degree

Monthly plan

Fixed monthly amounts make it easy to budget (masters programmes only)

Instalments

3 instalments reduces the total cost of your tuition

Pay in full

Best possible savings!

To find out more about our payment options, please fill out the contact form or call one of our experienced Enrolment Advisors.

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Funding options to help reduce your total tuition costs

Alumni Discounts
Alumni Discounts

Alumni of the University of Liverpool are eligible for 20% in tuition fee savings on all doctoral and masters programmes.

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Funding Sources
Funding Sources

Lower your tuition costs through available loans and grants. Click to learn about what funding sources are offered in your country.

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Sallie Mae Smart Option

Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan is a flexible way to fund your education. For each new loan, students can choose the pricing and repayment option that best fits their needs to cover up to 100% of their education expenses.

Want to know which funding options are available in your country? Please fill out the contact form or call one of our experienced Enrolment Advisors. Contact us

Employer Sponsorship
Employer Sponsorship

Discuss your programme with your employer and explore the options available to support your studies.

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Fees and payments

Executive Director of Global Student Financial Services, Russell Rogers, answers some of the questions students ask about paying for their online programme with the University of Liverpool.

Fees and payments

Various payment plans are available, depending on your programme of study.

Masters Programmes

  • One-instalment payment plan: you pay in full for the total cost of your programme and enjoy the best possible savings.
  • Three-instalment payment plan: you are billed for your overall programme tuition in three invoices. These instalments are due (1) at the start of your studies, (2) before you start your fifth module, and (3) before you start your dissertation.
  • Pay-as-you-go/modular payment plan: you pay per module as you progress through your programme.
  • Monthly payment plan: you receive an invoice every month from when you start studying until you have completed paying for your studies.

Please note that if you take a break from your study or are between modules, you will continue to be invoiced monthly as per the student agreement and availability of this plan varies according to your country of residence.

Doctoral Programmes

  • One-instalment payment plan: you pay in full for the total cost of your programme and enjoy the best possible savings.
  • Three-instalment payment plan: you are billed for your tuition in three invoices. These instalments are due (1) at the start of your studies, (2) before you start your fifth module, and (3) before you start your thesis.
  • Pay-as-you-go/modular payment plan: you pay per module as you progress through your programme.

Postgraduate Certificate Programmes

  • One instalment payment plan: you pay in full for the total cost of your programme and enjoy the best possible savings.
  • Pay-as-you-go/modular payment plan: you pay per module as you progress through your programme.

The total cost of a University of Liverpool online programme includes:

  • Tuition fee
  • Application fee
  • Reservation deposit
  • Technology fee
  • Residency fee (for some programmes)
  • Textbooks (for some programmes)

You will incur an extension fee if you do not complete your studies within three years for a masters programme or five years for a doctoral programme. Please note that the cost of your programme is subject to an annual review, and does not include possible resit fees for individual modules.

This fee covers the cost of your tuition only. The tuition fee does not include the following: application fee, reservation fee, technology fee, resit fees, extension fees, doctoral residency fee, study skill course fee or any other fee unrelated to tuition.

The application fee is a non-refundable fee incurred when a student applies to join one of the University of Liverpool’s online programmes.

The reservation deposit is a non-refundable deposit made to secure a student’s place on one of the University of Liverpool’s online programmes. Please note that the reservation deposit is deducted from the total cost of the programme. The reservation deposit will be refunded only if your application is declined by the University.

In addition to the tuition fee for the programme, students pay a technology fee, which provides 24/7 access to the online learning environment and the other required licensed technologies.

We currently accept a wide range of payment methods including credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), bank transfers and Paypal, according to availability in your country. We are also planning to offer additional Alternative Payment Methods (APMs) for many countries.

Please see the Centre for Student Success here for more information.

Some opportunities for financial assistance are available to our students through external providers. Many of these sources can help you pay for your tuition while you are enrolled on a degree programme, or assist you with loan repayment after graduation. To learn more about your funding options, contact an Enrolment Advisor.

You can change your payment plan provided you have 15 or more unused study points. Please note that if you change your payment plan, all your used study points will be billed immediately at your current fee per study point before the new payment plan takes effect.

A study point is a unit we use to calculate the amount billed on your invoice. The amount you are charged per study point, and the number of study points included on your invoice are dependent on your payment plan.


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