All applicants for MRes or taught postgraduate programmes who are offered a place to study at Imperial will be required to pay a deposit towards the cost of their programme fees before their place can be confirmed. This page provides information on deposits for the 2016-17 session. 

Application deposits

Application deposits are calculated at 10% of the sessional fee for the first year of the programme. See details of 2016-17 fees. Where fees are shown as provisional dependent on the release of the RCUK fee, deposits will be 10% of the forecast RCUK fee and may not be exactly 10% of the final sessional fee charged.  

The application deposit forms part of the conditions of the offer of a place and must be paid before an unconditional offer can be extended. Failure to pay the application deposit on time may result in the withdrawal of the offer. 

Application deposit process

If you are made an offer of a place to study at Imperial College London, you will automatically be invoiced for the application deposit, usually within five working days of accepting your offer. Deposit invoices will be sent to you by email, and the deposit must be paid within 30 days of invoicing; failure to pay the deposit on time may result in your offer being withdrawn.

If you feel that you may need to delay payment beyond 30 days from the date of your invoice, please contact Student Finance by email to tuition.fees@imperial.ac.uk as soon as possible; further details on this may be found in the FAQ section below.

Please note that the deposit process is automated; you do not need to contact us to request an invoice. However, if you have not received a deposit invoice within at least five working days of accepting your offer, or you have any other queries relating to deposits, please use this link to contact a member of the Tuition Fees team.

Once you have paid your deposit, your admissions record will automatically be updated and this will be reflected on your e-Service account.

Application deposit FAQs

Please see below for frequently asked questions on application deposits. If you have a question that is not answered below, please use this link to contact a member of the Tuition Fees team.

Application deposit FAQs