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Student fees and funding

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Student using a laptop and a calculator
© Alys Tomlinson, Zoe Zanon Rives in the studio. MA Fashion: Buying and Merchandising. London College of Fashion. UAL.

Discover opportunities to fund your studies and get advice on your fees and finances.

Students pay tuition fees to the University, to cover the cost of studying. Fees vary by level of the course (i.e. undergraduate or postgraduate), as well as your fee status (i.e. home or international). 

See our guidance on how to manage your fees and explore the scholarships, loans and financial support you can apply for.

Manage your fees

  • Céline Marie Wenninger working in the studio. Image by Alys Tomlinson

    Check your fee status

    Find out if you will pay Home/EU or international fees.

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    Emily Mulenga in the studio photographed by Alys Tomlinson

    How to pay your fees

    See our step by step guide to paying your tuition fees.

  • Chloe D'Arcy in the Studio by Alys Tomlinson

    Tuition fees

    Tuition fees are what students pay to the University to cover the cost of studying. Find out what your tuition fees are.

Find funding

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    Further education funding

    Browse loans, scholarships and funds available for foundation students.

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    © Thomas Dean, LVMH Future Life, Spatial Practices Programme, Paris 2017. Central Saint Martins. UAL.

    Undergraduate funding

    See what loans, scholarships and funding you can apply for.

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    Elephant and Castle Superdigits. PG Cert Design for Visual Communication. London College of Communication. UAL
    | Photograph: Betty Zapata

    Postgraduate course funding

    Find out how you can fund your taught Masters and Postgraduate Diploma studies with loans, scholarships and discounts.

  • Girl studying with laptop
    Creative Processes with Adrienne Bennie, PhD Research Student.

    PhD and MPhil funding

    Find latest funding opportunities for PhD and MPhil students.

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    Find Scholarships

    Browse our scholarships by fee status, subject, College, study level and more.

Welfare benefits

Most full-time students cannot claim welfare benefits but there are exceptions. The following groups of students may be able to claim benefits:

  • students with long term health conditions or disabilities
  • lone parents
  • student couples with a child

If you're under 21 and studying on a Further Education course you may be able to claim benefits if you don't have contact with your parents.

If you're currently claiming benefits, becoming a student is a change of circumstances which you must report to the relevant benefit agency. You may not be able to continue with your claim, it depends on your circumstances. The student income you receive may reduce your benefit amount.

Welfare benefits for students can be complex so we encourage you to contact us for individual advice before starting your course.

Help with fees

Your Student Fee Manager can answer queries about payment methods, instalment plans and payment terms. Please fill out the Finance Student Enquiry form.


MPhil and PhD students only – please email

Help with funding

If you have a question about the funding you may be entitled to, including Student Finance loans, state benefits and hardship funds, contact the Student Advice Service. They can also give you guidance on managing your money.

If you need help, please fill out this form.