Fees and VIsas
Coronavirus update and international programmes
Wrexham Glyndŵr University has a strong history of welcoming international students and staff to the UK and they are very much part of our community. We understand that students and staff may be worried about the situation and we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation. Ensuring the safety and welfare of our staff and students is our priority.
Wrexham Glyndwr University are committed to transparent and clear communication and we commit ourselves to keeping all applicants informed regarding future changes either directly or through their agent.
International Fees 20/21
|Degree||Tuition fee||Scholarship bursary|
|Undergraduate||£11,750||Up to £2,000|
|Postgraduate||£12,500||Up to £2,000|
|MBA||£13,000||Up to £2,000|
MPhil/PhD (Lab Based - Full Time)
[University of Chester Award]
|£16,786||Up to £1,000|
MPhil/PhD (Classroom Based - Full Time)
[University of Chester Award]
|£13,031||Up to £1,000|
Part-time fees are pro-rata of full-time fees.
Repeat years are charged at the full fee rate.
Extended Masters Courses (more information here)
|Programme||Tuition fee||Scholarship bursary|
|Extended Masters (MBA)||£15,500||scholarship up to £2000|
|Extended Masters (not MBA)||£15,000||scholarship up to £2000|
Pre-Sessional English Courses (more information here)
Length of course
The above mentioned international student fees cover the tuition fee only and do not cover accommodation charges or living costs. All international undergraduate tuition fees are paid annually for the duration of the course and remain the same throughout the degree programme.
At Wrexham Glyndwr University, we know that our international students often get caught out by annoying transfer fees when paying their tuition fees. We don't think that's fair, so we've teamed up with TransferMate to help you pay your fees without wasting precious funds on additional fees or charges. This online system makes it easier and cheaper for you to pay your student fees and accommodation.
You should be aware of our fee regulations which provide an overview of when fees are due, along with the policies and procedures of the university. This can be found via the link below:-
These fees are agreed in the context of the:
Applying for a Visa
If you are an EEA (European Economic Area) or Swiss national then you do not need permission to enter the UK or to study here.
If you are from any other country you will require a visa in order to study at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.
To study in the UK each international student must have a valid visa – a special permission from the UK government which allows you to come to (or remain in) the UK to study.
You can check if you require a visa on the UK Home Office website
There are two types of visa for studying in the UK:
- Short-term student visa
- Tier 4 student visa
If you are coming to the UK to study part-time, or for a maximum of six months (or 11 months if you will be studying English language), you may be able to enter as a 'short-term student'. If this route is not appropriate then Tier 4 is the section of the immigration system that deals with student visas.
You can find out more information about the requirements, and download an application form on the Home Office website
If you have any questions about immigration and visas, or are having problems applying, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0044 1978 293057 (from outside the UK) or 01978 293057 (from inside the UK).
Tier 4’s Points Based System (PBS) - you need to score 40 points to be awarded a student visa.
- Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
30 points are awarded for having a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from a UK Tier 4 Sponsor. Wrexham Glyndŵr University is a Tier 4 Sponsor, which allows us to offer courses restricted in other institutes. Our sponsor licence number is AGA39FYY8.
A CAS is a database record held on an online system between the university and the UK’s Home Office. It contains information about you and the course you’ll be doing here and is identified by a unique reference number. We’ll give you this reference number and a copy of the information we enter onto the online system to help you complete your application form.
- Maintenance Requirement
10 points are awarded for proving you have enough funds to support yourself financially whilst in the UK. This is also known as the 'maintenance requirement'. Before a CAS can be issued you must pay your total first year tuition fee. You must also show enough funds for living expenses whilst in the UK. The Tier 4 Policy Guidance sets out the maintenance funds. Currently, you must have a minimum of £9,135 (based on £1,015 per month for a maximum of 9 months). If your course is less than 9 months, you will need to ensure you show the total amount based on £1,015 per month for the total duration of your course.
A CAS can only be used once. Also, the earliest you can submit your visa application is 3 months before your course starts, but you can start planning straightaway: ensuring you have the correct documents and enough funding in your bank account.
Postgraduate courses - ATAS
A student who is not from a European Economic Area or a Swiss national, who is studying a postgraduate qualification in certain sensitive subject areas, is required to have an ATAS clearance certificate before starting the course. This includes an undergraduate degree that results in a postgraduate qualification, such as a MEng degree.
Whether you need an ATAS certificate depends on your specific area of study. If you do need it, and you are making a Tier 4 (General) application to study at Wrexham Glyndŵr University you will need to obtain the ATAS certificate before you will be issued with a CAS. Your conditional offer letter will let you know whether or not ATAS clearance is necessary.
If you have other time-limited immigration permission, youwill still need an ATAS certificate before you can start the course, if it is in one of the specific subject areas.
For more information about which subject areas and qualifications require an ATAS certificate and to apply online, visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/academic-technology-approval-scheme
There is no charge for applying for an ATAS certificate and there is no limit to the amount of times you can apply for an ATAS certificate.
It cantake between 20 to 30 working days for an ATAS certificate to be issued and sometimes longer during busy periods. If your course requires ATAS clearance please make sure you start the process as soon as possible after receiving your offer letter.
If you already have an ATAS certificate for your programme, and your area of research has changed or your research is taking longer than expected, you must apply for a new certificate.
If you have not had a response from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) about your ATAS application within four weeks, check your Spam or Junk folder in case it has been filtered out. You can also contact the ATAS Team at the FCO via their website if you think you have missed their response.