Deposit payments and refunds
You will need to pay a deposit to secure your place on some of our postgraduate courses.
This page has been revised to incorporate information taken from our previous Terms of postgraduate offers page.
Payment of deposits
For some of our courses you will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. We will let you know in the offer letter if a deposit is required and you will be given a deadline date when this is due to be paid.
Any deposit that you pay will be credited to your fee account at Lancaster University and will be deducted from the total fee payable at registration. Interest is not paid.
If we do not receive a valid deposit payment to the value in pound sterling (GBP) stated in the offer by the deadline date, we will not be able to guarantee you a place on your chosen course of study.
Pay online by debit or credit card
The easiest and fastest way to pay your deposit is by debit or credit card via the University’s Payment Portal. Please remember to ensure that you have a sufficient funds or credit limit on your card to pay the deposit before using this method.
If you are a current Lancaster student, you will need to pay the deposit against your postgraduate application ID and not your current student ID.
Go To: 'Add Other Payments' and select 'DEPOSIT - Tuition Fees' from the drop down menu.
Other ways to pay
Information Detail Bank name Barclays Bank Account name Lancaster University Account number 40981516 Sort code 20-55-34 IBAN GB 74 BARC 2055 3440 9815 16 BIC/Swift BARC GB 22 Bank address Barclays Business Centre
Manchester City Office
PO Box 357
51 Mosley Street
Please quote your postgraduate student/applicant ID and full name as Your Reference. Please note that deposit payments can take up to 10 days to appear in your application account if not made via online card payment.
International bank transfer
Lancaster University has partnered with Western Union to allow students, their families or their sponsors the opportunity to securely pay tuition and/or accommodation fees in their local currency.
To obtain a quote and payment instructions please go to the University’s Payment Portal.
Please note that some deposit payments can take up to 10 days to appear in your application account if not made via online card payment.
Applicants with a Lancaster IT account can view any deposit balances credited to their account vis the University’s Payment Portal in the 'Deposit Balances' section.
- Over the phone
Bankers drafts or cheques
These should be payable to Lancaster University need to be sent to the Cashiers Office, A Floor, University House, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom.
Please quote your postgraduate student/applicant ID and full name with all payments
Please note that deposit payments can take up to 10 days to appear in your application account if not made via online card payment.
Tuition fee deposit refunds
The tuition fee deposit is not normally refundable. However, a refund may be permitted in the circumstances described below. Documentary evidence must to be provided before a refund request will be considered.
Deposit refunds for postgraduate academic courses
We may refund a deposit if:
- You are refused necessary entry clearance (visa) to enter the United Kingdom for a Lancaster University course.
- You do not meet one or more academic conditions set in the offer (after a reasonable attempt has been made, the attempt must have been made after the date of the offer).
- You are unable to attend the University because of exceptional or mitigating circumstances, for example, in the event of serious illness.
If you wish to request a refund of a tuition fee deposit for a postgraduate academic course, you must request a refund by email or in writing no later than 30 days after the start date of your course, as detailed in your offer.
Any deposit refund is at the discretion of the University.
Deposit refunds for pre-sessional English language courses
We no longer require a deposit for our pre-sessional courses. Please contact us directly by email if you have a deposit outstanding.