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There are two levels of fees; Home and International.

Which fees you will be charged for is dependent on your residential history (where you have been living and with what status) for the past three years.

The Foundation course fees for 2021/22 are:

Home fee £7,850
International fee £14,500

Course fees can be covered by a range of different means depending on your personal circumstances.

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.


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 2021/22 open from 1 February 2021. 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 for a Foundation student in 2021/22. 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 from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and you started living in the UK on or before 31 December 2020, you should apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. If your application is successful, you will be granted pre-settled status or settled status in the UK. Either status will qualify you to be Home student and pay Home Tuition Fees on your course of study here.

When applying to study with us you should demonstrate a successful application or an intention to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, in order to qualify for Home Fee status. For those who are eligible, you have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the scheme.

If you plan to come to the UK from 1 January 2021 onwards, you will qualify for International Fee paying status and will need to apply for a student visa to study in the UK.

For information about Student Visas please see the Apply page.


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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