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Advice for Part-Time/Distance Learning Students

For Part-Time/Distance Learning Courses, you will be required to pay your tuition fees in advance. The fees will then be refunded by the department on production of a receipted invoice and, in the case of an overseas institution, confirmation of payment from a student’s or parent’s bank account showing the exchange rate used in the transaction.

The amount payable by the Department in terms of part time/distance learning courses is calculated using the following table, subject to an upper limit of £6,750.

Family* net incomePercentage of fees to be paid by student
Exceeds £32,500 – Does not exceed £36,500 25%
Exceeds £36,500 – Does not exceed £41,500 50%
Exceeds £41,500 – Does not exceed £46,500 75%
£46,500 and over 100%

*Includes the income of the student and contributors 

Assistance towards tuition fees only may be provided in respect of the following part-time courses:

  • part-time degree course at UCM
  • a degree course or a module thereof provided by the Open University or similar accredited provider

If you are in any doubt as to whether the course you wish to study will be supported, please contact the Student Awards Team for assistance by email at

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