International Study Centre

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Fees, accommodation and living costs

Fees for international students

It is important to think about not only your tuition and accommodation costs but the cost of living too.

The minimum cost of living as recommended by UKVI for studying outside London is £1,023 per month, but will vary from student to student. This is a guideline to cover items like accommodation, food, laundry, books, clothes, toiletries and socialising. For up to date information, visit Student visa: Money you need - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Tuition fees - listed below - will be an additional cost, as well as student insurance, the health care surcharge and transfers to and from the airport.

Tuition fees

Undergraduate pathways

Undergraduate Foundation Programme - 3 terms                                                                                                2023/242024/25Potential saving*
Business and Social Sciences£16,100£17,000£900
Engineering and Sciences£18,000£18,500£500
International Year Two - 2 semesters2023/242024/25Potential saving*
Business£15,900£17,500£1,600
Computer Science-£18,500-
English Language Preparation Course                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2023
English Language Preparation Online for Undergraduate Foundation£3,500
English Language Preparation Online for International Year Two​6 weeks – £2,100​​
10 weeks – £3,500​​
16 weeks – £5,600

Postgraduate pathways

Pre-Masters Programme - 2 terms2023/242024/25Potential saving*
Business and Social Sciences£12,350£12,750£400
Engineering and Sciences £12,600£13,250£650
Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme


12 weeks£10,070£11,000£930

*Tuition fee validity

2024/25 fees are valid from 6th March 2024 for any programme that commences on, or after 26th August 2024. Students who confirm their place on a programme on or before the 5th March 2024 will secure the 2023/24 fees listed above, thereby benefiting from potential savings.

English Language Preparation Course2023/24
English Language Preparation Online for Pre-Masters6 weeks: £2,100​​
10 weeks: £3,500​​
16 weeks: £5,600
Item Price
StudyCare Insurance (up to 12 months)£450 (£8.65 per week). Prices are indicative.
StudyCare Insurance (24 months fixed)£720 (£6.93 per week)
Accommodation feesVisit the accommodation page
Immigration Health SurchargePlease visit the Gov.uk pages to read more about how much you need to pay
Airport transfer*
One-way transfer from Glasgow International Airport£54
One-way transfer from Edinburgh Airport£149

*Guide prices only and are subject to change

Confirmation payment & tuition fees

Once you have received an offer of a place at the International Study Centre, you are required to pay a confirmation payment. The security deposit is held to cover damages and any other incidental expenses. Any monies left at the end of your programme will be returned to you. If you do not require a student visa you must pay this sum no later than 3 months before the start date of your programme.

When? Amount (GBP) 
Confirmation payment at point of confirming offer to study 

£1,000 security deposit

£260 administration fee (non-refundable)

Prior to applying for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’) 

£6,000 advance tuition fees payment   

Please note: this is in addition to the initial confirmation payment taking the total fees paid prior to applying for your CAS to £7,260. 

28 days prior to start of 1st term Balance of 1st and 2nd term fees as set out in your offer letter 
2 months prior to start of 2nd term Balance of 3rd term fees (if any) as set out in your offer letter 

Please note that for certain territories, you may be required to pay a higher amount in respect of advance fees. Details will be set out in the individual payment plan attached to your offer letter. For full information about fees and refunds read our Terms and Conditions.

Additional information

All international students should have accident and medical insurance for the duration of their time in the UK. This will make you feel more secure because not having the proper coverage can be extremely difficult and expensive.

You can take out our own Study Care Insurance policy or alternative cover with a third party. The StudyCare Insurance policy covers loss of personal possessions as well as providing health and medical insurance. It is specifically designed for international students’ needs during your studies at the International Study Centre and, if required, after progressing to your university. Insurance cover is offered for flexible terms of up to 12 or 24 months (fixed), allowing you to choose a policy duration that fits your needs. If you select 24 months, you will be covered for the duration of your pathway programme plus the first year of your degree.

Find out more

All students under the age of 18 at the start of their course will receive our guardianship service free of charge. A guardian will support you during your time in the UK until you turn 18. More information will be provided after you apply.

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