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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Deposit Policy for 2020/21 Entry

A £1,000 deposit is required from all successful applicants to the MSc International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic and MSc International Relations of the Middle East with Advanced Arabic programmes who accept an offer of admission, either conditional or unconditional, unless eligible for a deposit waiver, as detailed below. The deposit will be offset against the tuition fee payable at the time of matriculation.

When must the deposit be paid?

The deposit must be received by the Graduate School of Social and Political Science within the 28 days following your offer being issued.

How can the deposit be paid?

Payments may be made by most major credit/debit cards using the University's online payment system (ePay), or, where this is not possible, by BACS (bank transfer).

Please contact the Admissions Team if you require further information about payment methods.

Implications of non-payment by due date

If the School has not received the deposit within 28 days after the offer date, the application will be withdrawn. It is therefore essential that applicants have funding for their deposit in place before applying. If an applicant is still interested in retaining a place on the programme but has for any reason not been able to pay the deposit by the deadline, the applicant should contact the Admissions Team without delay to discuss their circumstances.

Deposit waivers

The deposit may be waived on proof of a scholarship covering full tuition fees having been awarded to the applicant by a recognised body. Holders of partial scholarships must pay the required deposit.

Refund policy

  • Refund requests received more than seven days from the payment date will only be considered if the applicant's visa application has been refused, or if the School has rejected the application due to failure to meet the conditions of offer which have been set. No other reasons will be eligible for a refund. Proof must be provided, and should consist of a copy of the official documentation received, for instance from the UKBA for visas, or the relevant language testing centre for English qualifications. Requests should be made at the earliest opportunity.
  • If no attempt has been made to meet the required conditions after the conditional offer was made, the deposit will not be refundable.
  • Applicants, whose visa application is rejected due to fraudulent documentation or due to conditions which the applicant could have foreseen, will not be eligible for a refund.
  • In the unlikely event that the programme is cancelled a full refund of the deposit will be made.

All requests for a refund must be made in writing (by email) to by 1st October of the intended year of entry.

Contact information

Emailing is the best way of contacting the Admissions Team. Please ensure that all details relevant to your query are included, including your UUN.



+44 (0)131 651 5074

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