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There are two levels of fees; Home and International.

Which type of fees you will need to pay is dependent on your residential history (where you have been living and with what status).

The Foundation course fees for 2022/23 are:

Home fee £7,850
International fee £14,750

Course fees can be covered by a range of different means depending on your personal circumstances. Our full fees policy, including refunds and compensation, can be viewed here.

The Art School is an independent and charitable organisation and does not receive any government funding, therefore, students on our Foundation Diploma in Art & Design course are not eligible for any government loans provided by Student Loans Company nor the Advanced Learner Loan to support their tuition payments for the course, and are liable to pay the course fees, regardless of their age and background.


We have a number of bursaries and grants available, to which applicants who have received an offer from us may be eligible to apply. Applications are assessed on financial need and suitability. For queries relating to financial award applications, please contact:

Applications for grants or financial awards for 2022/23 can be submitted as soon as the applicant has been offered a place on the course. To make an application please carefully read the Information Sheet & Guide  and complete and submit the Grant & Financial Application form, with additional items emailed to, as specified in the guidance. The deadline for submissions is 31 May.

We are committed to widening participation in higher education and offering opportunities to study on our specialist courses. Alongside the Art School’s own grants, a number of organisations and individuals support our students through a range of grants and financial assistance. This is in recognition of our deserved reputation for excellence, our commitment to providing high levels of contact time with active professionals and our championing of specialist subjects.

The Art School was able to support two Foundation students through bursaries in 2020/21 that covered 50% of the recipients’ tuition fees. There is a possibility of a bursary of up to 50% of the course fees for a Foundation student in 2022/23. To be eligible the candidate must:

• have been offered a place on the course;
• be under the age of 26;
• have the household income of 26k or less per annum;
• be British or an asylum-seeker resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

I am an EU/EEA/Swiss national. Would I pay international fees?

If you are an EU, other EEA or Swiss national and were granted settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, you qualify for Home Tuition Fees on your course of study here.

If you are an EU, other EEA or Swiss national and were not granted settled or pre-settled status, you will need to apply for a Student visa to study in the UK and will qualify for international fees.

As well as your status under the EU Settlement Scheme, there are various other factors that may affect which type of fees you qualify for. For more details and how to apply for a Student visas, please see our information for international students.


Fee and deposit

A non-refundable Successful Application Processing Fee (SAPF) of £225 (Home) /£325 (International) is charged on acceptance of a place.

A deposit of £500 is also charged on acceptance of a place but forms part-payment of your fees.
SAPFs and deposits are paid on acceptance of a place but should you change your mind before the course commences, deposits may be refundable. Application processing fees are non-refundable.

Material expenses

For each course you will be required to purchase a number of materials, for information on material and study visit costs please visit the course page that you are interested in. The Art School also provide a number of basic materials for each student and there is an on-site Art School shop selling art materials.



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