International tuition fee deposits

At Birmingham we recognise that students need flexibility when paying the deposit. We provide a range of payment options to suit everyone. 

International students undertaking a postgraduate taught degree are required to pay a tuition fee deposit before an electronic Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) can be issued. 

A CAS is an essential document when applying for the Student Route Visa. For all programmes, the deposit will be deducted against your tuition fee when you register. 

You do not need to pay a deposit if you are applying for a postgraduate research programme including PhD, MPhil or MSc by Research. 

How to pay your deposit

  • step 1

    Receive an offer to study a postgraduate taught programme

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    Once you have received an offer to study at Birmingham, you can quickly secure your place by paying your deposit. A 'deposits' panel will appear in your applicant portal.

  • Step 2

    Meet offer conditions

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    A 'conditional' offer means that Birmingham has accepted you onto your chosen course subject to you meeting the entry requirements. You will need to provide evidence to show this.

  • step 3

    Choose your payment method

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    You can choose to pay online by entering your payment details. Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard and American Express are accepted.

    You can also choose to pay via Western Union. You will receive a deposit reference number which is your WU Booking Reference. Click the link to Western Union to complete your payment.

  • step 4

    Receive your CAS letter

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    When you have successfully paid your deposit and met the conditions of your offer in full, you will receive your CAS letter. You will need this to apply for the Student Route Visa.