Further Education Tuition Fees

These are the tuition fees charged for our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design courses. This page also includes the tuition fees for other Further Education courses offered specifically to students with International fee status.

This page does not include information on tuition fees for students on the Foundation Studies in Performance course, which can be seen separately on its course page.

Tuition fees for 2017-18

Tuition fees for courses taking place in the 2017-18 academic year will be known and appear here by the end of April 2017.

Tuition fees for 2016-17

These are the total tuition fees for courses taking place in the 2016-17 academic year, which depend on a student's fee status (Home/EU or International) and age.

Home / EU

These fees are for the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design only.

Age on 31 August 2016Fee

Under 19

Free, with no registration or examination fees

19 or over

£5,290 (+ £130 registration and examination fee)

19-23, and do not already hold a Level 3 qualification

Concessionary fee: there is no tuition fee, but students must pay a £130 registration and examination fee.

The concessionary fee applies to students who do not already hold a full Level 3 qualification as shown in the declaration form below. Students must sign this form and take it to their enrolment event at the start of their course.

International, Channel Islands and Isle of Man

CourseTuition FeeRegistration and examination feeTotal
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design£14,040£130£14,170
Introduction to the Study of Design and Media Communication£14,040£135£14,175
Introduction to the Study of Fashion£14,040£135£14,175

Funding your tuition fees and living costs

How a student will pay for a course and fund the other costs related to studying are important to consider. See our example living costs to get an idea of how your living costs might look while studying at UAL.


The Student Advice Service is available to provide further information and support on financial matters related to your course.