University of London - Student terms and conditions
As a student, you are a 'consumer' of education and are entitled to protection within the law. In support of that, we ask you to agree to our Student Terms and Conditions when you initially register with us, and when you complete continuing registration.
The Student Terms and Conditions contain references to documents that set out our regulations and policies. You should read and understand these in advance of agreeing to the Terms and Conditions, as this is the point at which you enter into a formal Contract with us.
In formalising our relationship in this way, the University is following advice published by the Competition and Markets Authority (2015) to help ensure that the relationship between you and us is balanced and clear, and encompasses respective rights and obligations.
As we are bound by English law, the language in parts of the Terms and Conditions may appear rather formal.
You agree to be bound by Terms and Conditions when you first register with the University of London for your programme of study, and annually thereafter, when completing continuing registration.
Current student Terms and Conditions documents
For distance and flexible learning programmes through the University of London Worldwide:
- Download Terms and Conditions 2023-2024 [PDF] for effective dates of registrations between 1 August 2023 and 31 July 2024 [PDF]
- Download Terms and Conditions 2022-2023 [PDF] for effective dates of registrations between 1 August 2022 and 31 July 2023
Terms and Conditions from previous academic years
- Terms and Conditions 2021-2022 [PDF]
- Terms and Conditions 2020-2021 [PDF]
- Terms and Conditions 2019-2020 [PDF]
For students at the School of Advanced Study
Further helpful information for students can be found on the SAS website including terms and conditions, how to apply, fees and funding, refunds and compensation policy, and entry requirements.
For students at the University of London Institute in Paris
The University has a close partnership with Queen Mary whereby its students are registered through the Federation Member. All programme-related terms and conditions are governed by Queen Mary as the registering institution and the Institute follows Queen Mary student protection processes.
Key terms for you to note
Below we have outlined some key aspects of the agreement between us that we would like to bring to your attention. The points below are all covered within the Terms and Conditions.
Requirement to pay a Registration Fee - this is the fee you pay to register with us for your first academic year. For some programmes, this may be included in a module/course fee as indicated on our website. To progress in your studies, payment of continuing registration fees may be required in subsequent years.
Some fees are non-refundable - where this is the case, it is clearly indicated on our website. Examples include the application fee, and fees charged to consider recognition of prior learning.
Examination centre fees - there is a separate fee payable to sit an examination at your nominated centre. These charges are set by external examination centres and are payable directly to them. Such fees are not included in our costs set out on the website.
London examination centres - there is a set charge for sitting at London examination centres. If you elect a London examination centre, the associated fee is added to the examination entry fee and is directly payable to us. See Examination centres for current fees payable.
Fees for additional tuition and support through external providers - separate fees are payable where you are required or choose to study with external organisations.
Academic integrity - if you are found to have submitted work that is not your own, serious consequences may result, including exclusion from future assessments for awards of the University.
Non-payment of fees to the University - where you owe us money for programme fees, this may have serious consequences, including affecting your progress in your studies.
Evidence of qualifications, references and other documentation - your qualification transcripts and certificates need to be submitted as part of your application. We may also require additional documentation for some programmes.