Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are paid to the University to cover the cost of your Further Education, Undergraduate or Postgraduate study.

Tuition fees vary, depending on the level of the course - Further Education tuition fees, Undergraduate tuition fees and Postgraduate tuition fees.

The University charges two tuition fee rates for each course; a Home/EU rate and an International rate. The rate you pay depends on whether the outcome of your fee assessment is Home/EU fee status or International fee status.

Use our Fees and Funding Calculator to estimate how much your studies may cost you in your first year, and what funding may be available to you.

Fee status

Assessing your fee status

The University follows UK government regulations when assessing your fee status. These set out specific categories of people who qualify for Home/EU fee status which are summarised on the UK Council for International Affairs (UKCISA) website.

Different criteria will apply depending on whether you are studying a Higher Education (HE) or Further Education (FE) course. Higher Education includes both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, whereas Further Education includes courses such as the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

When you apply for your course, the University's admissions staff will use information that you provide about yourself and your family to determine your fee status. You may be asked to complete a Fee Status Assessment Form and provide additional information or supporting evidence such as passports, official letters, and immigration documents.

Re-assessing your fee status

If you are a current UAL student with International fee status, but believe that you now fulfil the criteria for Home/EU fee status, please complete a Fee Status Assessment Form and send this with relevant supporting evidence to our UK/EU Admissions department (ual.ukeuapply@arts.ac.uk). 

Seeking advice on fee status

The Student Advice Service can provide advice to those with complex fee status queries, or those who require assistance in completing their Fee Status Assessment Form and providing the necessary supporting evidence.

Funding eligibility

Although EU fee status students pay the same tuition fee amount as Home fee status students, EU fee status students are usually eligible for more limited funding. See our Further Education Funding, Undergraduate Funding and Postgraduate (Taught) Funding pages for more information.