TV license refund for local students

Students could claim a refund on their tv licenses. INLT-20-724-con
Students could claim a refund on their tv licenses. INLT-20-724-con

TV Licensing is reminding East Antrim students who are moving home for the summer that they may be able to claim a £36 refund on their licence.

As East Antrim students finish their exams and start planning for the break, the extra cash could go towards making it a memorable summer.

Students who purchased a TV Licence at the start of the academic year will have a full three months remaining on their licence and a refund can be claimed for this unused quarter.

The saving could pay for half a return flight to a European city, a beer tour in Amsterdam, one night’s stay and a sightseeing tour of Dublin, an Interrail one-country pass, or, if students wanted to stay a little closer to home, a bus ticket to visit new university friends in the UK. With a break from studies just around the corner, whatever the money goes towards, it’s guaranteed to be a summer of fun.

To be eligible, students need to have a TV Licence with three months remaining on it, be leaving their halls or rented accommodation and be moving to a licensed address.

Students can apply for their refund online or over the phone.

Spokesperson for TV Licensing Northern Ireland Mark Sterling said: “The student refund is brilliant news for students and we encourage those who bought their licence at the start of the academic year to take advantage of it.

“It is important students buy a TV licence at the earliest opportunity when starting university and take advantage of the flexible payment options available to them. We want to help students understand the law when it comes to watching live TV on any device and help them avoid a fine of up to £1000.”

To arrange a refund, or for further information, visit:, or call 0300 790 6113.