I am planning on paying the tuition fees for my MSc at a UK university. I want to confirm if I will I get a refund if I get refused for a UK student visa.

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    Whether you're refunded will be up to the internal policies of the specific university. Ask the university's foreign students' office. Apr 19, 2021 at 14:23
  • Not sure how you expect to get an answer when you haven’t even stated which university. Try googling its tuition refund policy. Some may retain an admin fee, most probably will refund in full unless eg refusal is a result of a fraudulent visa application, insufficient funds or supply of incorrect documents
    – Traveller
    Apr 20, 2021 at 18:33
  • I've answered this myself, so I'll leave it open. If the community decides that it should still be closed, so be it.
    – ouflak
    Apr 22, 2021 at 11:12

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There is nothing in the rules around student visas insuring the disposition of any of the fees paid to Universities or other institutions of study. So no, the government places no requirement on the schools to guarantee a refund if a visa is not granted, nor do they in any way underwrite such fees. This is strictly according to the policy of the Unversity in question.

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