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Fees and payments

Tuition fees

Programme Academic Year 
English Language Preparation (1 term) £4,430
Undergraduate Foundation Programme Business and Social Studies (3 terms) £13,050
Undergraduate Foundation Programme Engineering and Sciences (3 terms) £15,320
International Year One BBA (3 terms) £12,860
English for Pre-Masters (1 term)
Pre-Masters Business and Social Studies (2 terms) £8,850
Pre-Masters Science and Engineering (2 terms) £9,300


Supplement costs
Guardianship fee
This fee applies to students who are under the age of 18 at the start of their course. You will be provided with a UK guardian who will support you during your time in the UK until you turn 18. More information will be provided after you apply.
£66 per month, plus a refundable £100 fee to cover emergency costs (e.g. replacement passport)
Study Care Insurance
Study Care insurance cover will cover you for loss of personal possessions, travel delay, as well as providing medical insurance until the end of your programme. You can purchase Study Care as part of your application process. 
£8 per week (to cover duration of course)
Airport transfer*
One-way transfer from Glasgow International Airport
One-way transfer from Edinburgh Airport
Accommodation fees Go to accommodation page
Police registration (if required) £34

*Guide prices only and are subject to change

Confirmation payment

Students applying for courses will be required to pay a confirmation payment. To accept the offer a confirmation payment is required comprising a non-refundable administration fee of £200 and £1,000 security deposit. Prior to enrolment (and before you apply for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’)) you will also need to pay £6,000 in advance tuition fees.

Once the CAS has been issued, and before arrival at the Centre, you will be required to pay the balance of the first two terms’ fees along with the accommodation fees (if applicable) as set out on your individualised payment plan on your offer letter.

Making a payment

Once you have received an offer of a place at the International Study Centre, you are required to pay your confirmation payment as per above. The deposit is held to cover damages and any other incidental expenses. Any monies left at the end of your course will be returned to you.

The balance of tuition fees can be paid termly, one month before the start of each academic term, or in full in advance.


All international students should have the protection of appropriate accident and medical insurance for the duration of their time in the UK. The consequences of being uninsured can be extremely difficult and expensive.

Students can either take out our own StudyCare insurance policy or provide proof of adequate cover when they confirm their place. The StudyCare insurance policy covers loss of personal possessions as well as providing health and medical insurance. Please let your admissions advisor know if you wish to purchase our StudyCare insurance.

StudyCare has been designed specifically to offer international students comprehensive protection and support during their studies at the International Study Centre. The insurance covers you until the end of your course. Learn more about StudyCare insurance.