Graduate Diploma Arts: Conservation

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 Graduate Diploma Arts: Conservation course fees for 2024/25 are:

Home fee full-time £9,500
International fee full-time £18,500

Home fee part-time (per year) £5,050
International fee (per year) £9,850

Course fees can be covered by a range of different means depending on your personal circumstances. If you are a Home student you may want to consider applying for a Student Loan to cover part of your course fees.


If you are a Home student and studying your first Honours degree with the Art School you are most likely eligible for support from the Student Loan Company. Information on how to apply for a student loan and all other aspects of student funding is available from: and you can find detailed information about repaying your student loan here.

Please note: whilst for many of our courses you can obtain a student loan towards your tuition fees, the student loan for Undergraduate courses will not cover the full amount.


We have a number of bursaries and grants available, to which applicants who have received an offer from us may be eligible to apply. And we are now able to offer a limited number of grants to support international students, including students from the EU, who would not otherwise have the means to study at the Art School. Applications for all grants and financial assistance are assessed on financial need and suitability. For queries relating to financial award applications, please contact:

Applications for grants or financial awards for 2023/24 open from 1 February 2023. To make an application please visit this page: Bursaries application form and guide

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.

BA (Hons)  & MA Conservation

In 2019/20, the Art School was able to provide financial support to 14 Conservation students with bursaries and scholarships providing an average grant of £4,000 each towards tuition fees. The grants aim to provide support to students in need of financial assistance and to cover the difference between the maximum student loan allowance towards fees (from the SLC) and the course fees. Students who are not eligible to apply for a student loan can still apply for the Art School’s Grant & Financial Assistance programme. For further information or to apply for Financial Assistance please refer to Bursaries application form and guide.

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

If you are an EU, other EEA and 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 and 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 visa, please see our information for international students.


Successful Application Processing Fee and deposit

A non-refundable Successful Application Processing Fee (SAPF) of £250 (Home) /£350 (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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