Fees & Funding


The cost of studying at NTC – and the options on how to pay – depend on the course you choose and whether you’re a UK/EU student or visiting us from further afield.

2021-2022 Fees

2020-2021 Fees

Terms & Conditions are attached to both of the above documents.

Current/Continuing students should check the Student Information page on Moodle to view fees for their year of entry.

Fee assessment – Home/EU or International Fees

Postgraduate student fee rates vary depending on whether a student is based in the UK/EU or outside of the EU. Assessment of a student’s status will be made based on their home residency and visa status at the time of application and for 1 year prior to the start date of the course.

Accommodation Fees and Information 

Student Finance

Undergraduate Students

(English Domiciled Students)

The College’s certificate, diploma, and BA courses are designated by the Office for Students. This means that such awards are payable by the Student Finance England for European Union students who are admitted to the College.

Prospective undergraduate students should apply online to Student Finance England for financial support.

For students to be eligible for Student Loan Company (SLC) funding, they must be studying on a ‘designated course.’  Courses at NTC are designated by the Office for Students.  The BA courses (and associated Diplomas and Certificates) are currently designated.

Full-time students from England are currently eligible for a tuition loan to ‘cover their full tuition fees’, and ‘maintenance support’ loan on a means-tested basis.

Student loan funding is also available for Part-time students.

The loan begins to be repaid once you have started work and are earning more than £19,000 per year on Plan 1 and £26,000 per year on Plan 2.  (See www.studentloanrepayment.co.uk for further details)


Undergraduate Students from Other Parts of the UK and Ireland

(Scotland, Wales, N.Ireland and Ireland)

Students from other parts of the UK (Scotland, Wales, and N.Ireland) and Ireland have slightly different arrangements, and should contact the relevant body (ie, Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), Student Finance WalesStudent Finance Northern Ireland or Qualifax for Ireland).

Scottish students studying in England can apply for a student loan (non-income assessed) to pay part of or all your fees through SAAS; this is a loan and is repayable once you graduate and your income reaches

a threshold of £18,330 (which normally increases every year with inflation).  Living cost assistance is the same as it would be if you were studying in Scotland. The key difference is that instead of the Young Students’ Bursary, you would apply for the ‘Students’ Outside of Scotland Bursary’ (worth up to £2,150 for full-time study).

Please contact the relevant bodies listed above for full details specific to your personal circumstances and status.


Postgraduate Students

MA and PhD courses at NTC are designated by the Office for Students.  Students on the PG Diploma and PG Certificate programmes are not eligible for loan funding.

Loans are currently available to English, Welsh, or EU-domiciled students who are present in England on the first day of the course. The MA full-time and MA part-time (2 years) are designated for funding. The MA Open Learning (up to 5 years) is not designated for funding. Both the PhD full-time and part-time are designated for funding.

MA loan funding for full-time study is currently available to students domiciled in Scotland (selected pathways only, since if a similar programme is available in Scotland it will not be funded for England).

In 2020/21, eligible students can apply for a loan of up to £11,222, which is paid directly to the student and can be used for tuition and living costs.

PhD students based in England can apply for a loan of up to £26,445 (2020-21 rates), which is paid directly to the student, with payments spread over the duration of the course. This funding can be used towards both tuition and living costs.

Loan funding is not currently available for students in Northern Ireland.

Although available when studying at a University, PhD students at NTC are not currently eligible for student loan funding.

Please contact the relevant bodies listed above for full details specific to your personal circumstances and status.


American Students

NTC is also approved for US student loans (Direct Loans). These are available to US students who are studying at least half time, and who are NOT resident in the US during the course of their NTC studies. Normally, these would be full-time US students who are in residence at or near the College. This excludes, for instance, part-time PhD students who live in the US but come to Manchester for their residency periods.

‘Smart Loans’ from Sallie Mae are also available for US students, and these are not restricted in the same way as other direct Government loans so are available for Part-time and Distance-learning students from the US.


Paying Your Fees

Students must be able to provide documentary evidence from a sponsor, including the Student Loan Company (SLC), that the fees will be paid on receipt of an invoice, or that the fees will be paid by SLC, or that they will be able to meet the cost themselves.

A late payment charge will be incurred if your fees are not paid by the due date agreed with the Finance office.



Your payment can be made in full at registration, by the sponsor, including SLC, or by installments via Direct Debit/Standing Order.

The methods include:

  • Personal cheques (in sterling)
  • Building society cheques
  • Banker’s drafts
  • Debit/Credit card
  • Bank transfer



If the required amount of the fees is not paid by the agreed payment date, the student will be advised by email the consequences for the student with respect to Graduation or re-registration.



If students interrupt their studies after the Registration Revision period, no refund of fees will be processed for the active semester.

Students who withdraw from a course prior to initial registration will not be liable for any tuition fees.

Students who withdraw from classes, or who change their enrolment status from ‘credit’ to ‘audit’ after the last day for Registration Revision published in the College Academic Calendar will not normally be eligible for any tuition refund for the semester.

Download the full Academic Calendars for Manchester and Glasgow

Bursaries, Scholarships & Fellowships 

The College has a range of Bursaries and Scholarships, which are designed to support undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Students wishing to apply for one or more of these should complete the Application for Financial Aid online, and, where required, complete the Needs Assessment Form so that the Awards Committee has the information it requires.

A detailed description of these funding is provided below.

CLICK HERE to apply for 2021-22 Bursaries & Scholarships. (Only online applications will be accepted)

A brief description of these funding is provided below. 

Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship

The College offers Academic Excellence entrance scholarships for undergraduate students who achieve the equivalent of ‘ABB’ at A level, and for postgraduate students who hold a First Class Honours or Masters with Distinction degree from a British University (or its equivalent, e.g., Summa Cum Laude for North American degrees).


Loyalty Bursary

Postgraduate students who are degree graduates of Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, or Scottish School of Christian Mission (SSCM), Glasgow and apply within five years of completing either an Undergraduate Degree or a Masters’ Degree may be eligible for a Loyalty Bursary, to be deducted from the residual amount students will pay from their own personal resources after all other awards are applied.


Bursaries for Self-financing Students

Undergraduate and postgraduate students who are not eligible for any loans or grants may apply for the needs-based Bursaries.


Grants and Bursaries for Students from Specific Regions

We offer a special grant for undergraduate students from Northern Ireland and PhD students from Greater Manchester.  A bursary is also available for postgraduate students from low-income countries.


Research-focus Bursaries

Bursaries are available for postgraduate students whose research focus is mainly Wesleyan tradition or Christianity/Islam studies.


Members of the Church of the Nazarene

Undergraduate and postgraduate students who are members of the Church of the Nazarene may be eligible for some bursary funds provided by the Church to members of the denomination.


Community Service Bursary

Some of the College awards are designated as Community Service Bursaries – The Community Service Bursary offers a limited number of bursaries are offered to eligible students. The bursary recipient may be asked to take any number of roles and this bursary is designed both to benefit the college and to simultaneously build the student’s own curriculum vitae.


College Awards and Prizes

If you are not eligible for most of the bursaries, you may still qualify for scholarships and prizes in your second or subsequent years at the College.  A limited amount of money is available for this, but these awards will not meet the full cost of your tuition fees at the College.


Student Hardship Fund

The Hardship Fund is to assist part-time and full-time students who are having unexpected financial difficulties during the academic year. Students need to meet certain criteria to receive assistance. Please contact the Finance Office for more details.


Please feel free to contact the Finance Office (finance@nazarene.ac.uk) if you have any enquiries.