International Study Centre

Study fees and payment options

Find out how much it will cost to study at the International Study Centre

Tuition fees and other costs

Tuition fees

Tuition rates for each academic year are listed below. All prices are in pounds sterling (GBP).

Programme Subject route 2021/22 fees

International Foundation Year (2 semesters)

Business, Law and Social Studies £14,140

Engineering, Computing and Life Sciences £14,140
Extended International Foundation Year (3 semesters) Business, Law and Social Studies £17,980
Engineering, Computing and Life Sciences £18,990
International Year One (2 semesters) Business £13,635
Engineering £13,635
Pre-Masters Programme (1 semester) Business, Management and Law £7,070
Engineering and Computing £7,070
Pre-sessional English 20 week course £7,070
12 week course £4,040
6 week course £2,020
Online Pre-sessional English for International Year One 10 Week Course
(prior to September 2021 IY1)
  20 Week Course
(prior to January 2022 IY1)

Other fees

Supplement fees Details Academic year 2021/22
StudyCare insurance  12 months cover £8.00 per week (to cover duration of course)
Airport transfer (one way)* Manchester Airport (MAN) £155
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) £155
Accommodation costs Please see accommodation page
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

*Prices subject to change

Price validity 

2021/22 fees are valid after 29th January 2021 for any programme that commences after 1st September 2021.


All international students should have the protection of appropriate accident and medical insurance for the duration of their time in the UK. The consequences of being uninsured can be extremely difficult and expensive.

Students can purchase our own StudyCare Insurance Plus policy by confirming in their application, or you can provide proof of adequate cover when confirming your place. StudyCare has been designed specifically to offer international students comprehensive protection and support while studying at the International Study Centre. The StudyCare Insurance Plus policy covers loss of personal possessions and health and medical insurance. Please let your admissions advisor know if you wish to purchase our StudyCare Insurance Plus. The insurance covers you until the end of your course.

Learn more about StudyCare Insurance Plus.


From September 1st 2019, 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.

Confirmation payment

Once you have received an offer of a place at the International Study Centre, to secure your place you will need to return a signed acceptance form and a confirmation payment. The confirmation payment consists of: 

  • £235 Enrolment Fee (non-refundable)
  • £1,000 Deposit
  • Insurance payment for Study Care if applicable

On receipt of your signed acceptance form and the confirmation payment, we will send you your confirmation pack. To accept the offer a confirmation payment is required comprising a non-refundable administration fee of £235 and £1,000 security deposit. Prior to enrolment (and before you apply for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’)) you will also need to pay £6,000 in advance tuition fees. This will also give you access to our exclusive preparation course – Prepare for Success. Once the CAS has been issued, and before arrival at the Centre, you will be required to pay the balance of the first semester’s fees along with the accommodation fees (if applicable) as set out on your individualised payment plan on your offer letter.

When are your fees due?

After arriving at the centre, the remaining balance of your tuition fees can be paid two months before the start date of the second academic semester, or in full in advance.

Making a payment

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

For full information about fees and refunds read our Terms and Conditions.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.