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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.

Tuition fees for students on the Foundation Studies in Performance course can be seen separately on its course page.


Funding your tuition fees and living costs

How you'll 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.

Tuition fees for 2020/21

Tuition fees 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 2020.

AgeTuition Fee
Under 19To be confirmed in Spring 2020
19 or over

To be confirmed in Spring 2020  (+ 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. This will be confirmed in Spring 2020.

International, Channel Islands and Isle of Man

CourseTuition FeeAwarding Body Registration FeeTotal
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design£18,300

TBC (see below for 2019-20 registration fee)

£18,300 plus registration fee
Level 3: Introduction to the Study of Design, Media and Screen£18,300

TBC (see below for 2019-20 registration fee)

£18,300 plus registration fee
Level 3: Introduction to the Study of Fashion£18,300

TBC (see below for 2019-20 registration fee)

£18,300 plus registration fee

Cert HE: Preparation for Design, Media and Screen£18,300N/A£18,300

Tuition fees for 2019/20

Tuition fees 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 2019.

AgeTuition Fee
Under 19Free
19 or over

£5,280 (+£140 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 don't already hold a full level 3 qualification, won't be charged a tuition fee. The awarding body registration fee will still be charged, and you can't apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover this cost.

International, Channel Islands and Isle of Man

CourseTuition FeeAwarding Body Registration FeeTotal
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design£15,920£140£16,060
Level 3: Introduction to the Study of Design, Media and Screen£15,920£135£16,055
Level 3: Introduction to the Study of Fashion£15,920£135£16,055

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