Further Education Tuition Fees

These are the tuition fees for the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, along with 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

These are the total tuition fees for courses taking place in the 2017-18 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. Due to government regulations, they depend on the student's age on 31 August 2017.

AgeTuition Fee
Under 19Free
19 or over

£5,290 (+ £130 awarding body registration fee)

Note that:

  • Students may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fee and awarding body registration fee
  • Students aged 19-23, who do not already hold a full level 3 qualification, would not be charged a tuition fee. The £130 awarding body registration fee would still be charged, and you would not be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover this cost. Further information about this will appear here soon. 

International, Channel Islands and Isle of Man

CourseTuition FeeAwarding Body Registration FeeTotal
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design£14,320£135£14,455
Introduction to the Study of Design and Media Communication£14,320£135£14,455
Introduction to the Study of Fashion£14,320£135£14,455

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.

Help

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