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 September 2023
  • or entering with credit and starting Year 2 or Year 3 of an undergraduate course

This discount does not apply to a placement year.

Due to US federal regulations, students applying from the United States and applying for FAFSA funding will not be eligible for the £1,000 or £400 early payment discounts.

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 30 June 2023 if you're starting an undergraduate or postgraduate course in September 2023 

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.

£400 discount

  • Pay by 1 September 2023 if you're starting an undergraduate or postgraduate course in September 2023.

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.

Looking for additional funding? Postgrad Solutions offers 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Apply now.

The Global Study Awards want to ultimately encourage young people to study abroad, and explore new countries, cultures and languages. You can get up to £10,000 to expand your horizons. Maximum of nine awards available.

Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. It offers Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships, with recipients selected by British embassies and high commissions around the world. To apply, visit the Chevening website.