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Fees, accommodation and living costs

Leeds International Study Centre fees and costs

Fees for international students

It is important to think about not only your tuition and accommodation costs but the cost of living too.

The minimum cost of living as recommended by UKVI for studying outside London is £1,023 per month, but will vary from student to student. This is a guideline to cover items like accommodation, food, laundry, books, clothes, toiletries and socialising. For up to date information, visit Student visa: Money you need - GOV.UK (

Tuition fees - listed below - will be an additional cost, as well as student insurance, the health care surcharge and transfers to and from the airport.

Tuition fees

During your time at the International Study Centre, you will be financially responsible for the tuition of the programme you choose to undertake. Please find important payment information on all the programmes and courses we offer below.

ProgrammeSubject routeSemesters2024/25
International Foundation YearBusiness, Law and Social Studies2£21,900

Science, Engineering and Computing2£22,750
ProgrammeSubject routeSemesters2024/25
International Year OneBiological Sciences2£26,250

Business Management2£23,900

Business Management with Marketing2£23,900

Civil Engineering2£26,250

International Relations2£22,500

Tuition fee validity

Fees for the 2024/25 academic year are valid for any programme that commences on, or after, 26th August 2024.

ProgrammeSemestersTuition fee
English Language Preparation Online for International Foundation Year10 weeks£3,500​​
English Language Preparation Online for International Year One 6 weeks£2,100​​
English Language Preparation Online for International Year One10 weeks£3,500​​
English Language Preparation Online for International Year One16 weeks£5,600
Prepare for Success5 weeksFree
AccommodationFor student accommodation costs, please see the accommodation page.
Study Care InsuranceUp to 12 months£450 (£8.65 per week). Prices are indicative.

24 months fixed£720 (£6.93 per week)
Airport pick up (one way)**Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)£68

Manchester (MAN)£187
Police registration (if required)
Please visit the pages to read more about Police Registration
Immigration Health Surcharge
Please visit the pages to read more about how much you need to pay

All prices are listed in pounds sterling (GBP).

Please note that tuition fees do not include the cost of text books, which will be approximately £80 per semester.

**Prices subject to change

Confirmation payments and tuition fees

Once you have received an offer of a place at the International Study Centre, you are required to pay a confirmation payment. The security deposit is held to cover damages and any other incidental expenses. Any monies left at the end of your programme will be returned to you. If you do not require a student visa you must pay your confirmation payment and advance tuition fees payment no later than 3 months before the start date of your programme.

When? Amount (GBP) 
Confirmation payment at point of confirming offer to study 

£1,000 security deposit 

£260 administration fee (non-refundable) 

Prior to applying for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’) 

£6,000 advance tuition fees payment

Please note: this is in addition to the initial confirmation payment taking the total fees paid prior to applying for your CAS to £7,260. 

28 days prior to start of 1st semester Balance of 1st Semester fees (if any) as set out in your offer letter 
2 months prior to start of 2nd semester Balance of 2nd Semester fees (if any) as set out in your offer letter 

For certain territories, you may be required to pay a higher amount in respect of advance tuition fees. Details will be set out in the individual payment plan attached to your offer letter. For full information about fees and refunds read our Terms and Conditions.

How to make your payments

Please visit our How to pay page to find out how to make a payment.

Additional information

All international students should have accident and medical insurance for the duration of their time in the UK. This will make you feel more secure because not having the proper coverage can be extremely difficult and expensive.

You can take out our own Study Care Insurance policy or alternative cover with a third party. The StudyCare Insurance policy covers loss of personal possessions as well as providing health and medical insurance. It is specifically designed for international students’ needs during your studies at the International Study Centre and, if required, after progressing to your university. Insurance cover is offered for flexible terms of up to 12 or 24 months (fixed), allowing you to choose a policy duration that fits your needs. If you select 24 months, you will be covered for the duration of your pathway programme plus the first year of your degree.

Find out more

All students under the age of 18 at the start of their course will receive our guardianship service free of charge. A guardian will support you during your time in the UK until you turn 18. More information will be provided after you apply.

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Entry requirements

Explore the English language and academic grades you need to study at the Leeds International Study Centre.

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International scholarships

There are some subject-related scholarships available to undergraduate students. Learn more here.

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How to pay

Find out more about our fees and how you can view and pay your tuition fees on our payment platform.

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