International Early Payment Discount

Pay your tuition fees early and take advantage of our special discount.

A discount of £400 or £1,000 is available to international students starting an undergraduate or postgraduate course, and studying full-time. Please see below for more details and payment deadlines.

The discount of £400 is also available to current undergraduate students who are returning for their second (Level 5) or third (Level 6) year at ARU.

Please note: this discount cannot be combined with our International Alumni Scholarship or MBA Bursary. It is not available to students applying to ARU College.


£400 up to £1,000.


A £1,000 discount is available in the first year of your course.

A £400 discount is available for up to three years, depending on the length of your course.


To be eligible for our International Early Payment Discount you must be:

  • an international student
  • studying full-time
  • starting an undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research course in January 2022 or September 2022
  • or entering with credit and starting Year 2 or Year 3 of an undergraduate course

This discount does not apply to a placement year.

How to apply

There is no need to apply. Simply pay your tuition fees, minus the discount, by the payment deadline.

£1,000 discount

  • Pay by 5 November 2021 if you're starting an undergraduate or postgraduate course in January 2022
  • Pay by 1 July if you're starting an undergraduate or postgraduate course in September 2022

£400 discount

  • Pay by 7 January 2022 if you're starting or continuing a course in January 2022
  • Pay by 2 September 2022 if you're starting or continuing a course in September 2022

When paying your tuition fees, please be aware of bank charges and local conversion rates. Bank transfers can take up to five working days for our finance office to process. You should also take into account the processing time of your local bank.

Additional scholarship information

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) has information about fees and funding for international students looking to study in the UK. Visit

Postgrad Solutions, Global Study Awards, and Chevening all offer bursaries and scholarships.

Postgrad Solutions study bursaries

Global Study Awards