Newcastle University Postgraduate Applicant Deposit Refund Policy
The programmes and applicants to which postgraduate application deposits apply are listed in
Applicants are informed that it is a non-refundable deposit which will be deducted from their
tuition fees at registration. A refund will only be authorised in the following circumstances:
a. Within the 14 day cooling-off period
If a refund is requested within 14 days of the payment being received by the University.
b. The applicant does not meet the conditions of their offer
If the applicant does not meet the academic conditions of their offer and receives a reject
decision from the University. The applicant must provide a transcript of English language
certificate demonstrating that they have made a genuine attempt to meet the conditions
of their offer after the conditional offer was made.
c. The applicant’s visa is refused
Where the visa application has been refused or rejected by UKVI for any reason other
than for a fraudulent application. A copy of the visa refusal notice must be provided.
d. The applicant’s ATAS clearance is refused
Where an applicant’s ATAS clearance was refused or rejected. A copy of the ATAS
refusal notice must be provided.
e. The University cancels the programme
If the University informs the applicant that the Postgraduate programme is not running
that academic year.
f. Deferred Entry
Where an applicant defers their offer after they have paid their deposit, the University will
hold their deposit for the next year of entry. If the applicant wishes to defer for a further
year, the deposit is forfeited.
g. Exceptional circumstances
Where exceptional circumstances prevent the applicant from commencing their studies
e.g. serious illness, the University may exercise discretion to authorise a refund.
Documentary evidence must be provided.
Where a refund is authorised the applicants offer and any CAS issued will be withdrawn and the
UKVI notified accordingly.
Applying for a refund
All refund requests must be submitted email@example.com
October of the year of
entry providing documentary evidence where required. Refund requests received after this date
may be considered at the University’s discretion.
We will commence investigating all refund requests from the 1st November following the
programme start date with a view to refunding the payment by 6th January. Refunds will be
returned via the same method and to the same person or third party as the original payment
Postgraduate Admissions Service
13 April 2016