Fees & Enrolment
Main Programme 2018-19 enrolment starts 1 September 2018
Each course meets once per week as per programme timetable. Fees must be paid in full at the time of enrolment - payment in installments is not available.
Below explained are the three separate rate categories we operate. The applicable rate category must be selected on the enrolment portal when making a booking.
Fee and Enrolment Details
Course fees 2018-19
|Rate category||Early-bird rate|
(applies 1-30 September only)
(applies from 1 October)
|Please find above rate categories explained below|
Each enrolment and fee payment made for it is individually validated.
|Rate category||Applies to||Instructions|
|Category A||All CURRENT Imperial College students & staff, also incl. Imperial NHS Trust and Imperial Innovations||IC email address and CID should be used (if IC NHS staff or incoming first-year student please email).|
|Category A @ 50% off||Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication current staff & current postgraduate students in our Centre's Science Communication unit, and to current undergraduates on an Imperial College 'Language for Science' degree programme (e.g. Chemistry with Spanish, Biochemistry with German, etc.).||Please email or ring extension 48756 before enrolling.|
|Category B||Applies to Imperial College alumni, Friends of Imperial College, all current non-Imperial College students and University of London staff, South Kensington museum staff (Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum, Natural History Museum), Royal Geographical Society staff, Santander Bank staff (Imperial College Walkway branch only), Austrian Cultural Forum staff, staff at an Exhibition Road Cultural Group (aka Discover South Kensington) member organisation, Lycee Charles de Gaulle staff, and Historic Royal Palaces staff.||You must use an email address which clearly shows your affiliation (e.g. Imperial College alumni email address, UK educational email address, Lycee Charles de Gaulle, South Kensington museum email address, etc.). Alternatively, please email us a copy of your valid UK student or relevant staff card or a copy of your employment contract, etc. Friends of Imperial College please quote membership number. South Kensington residents please quote postcode.|
|Category C||Applies to all applicants who do not fall into categories A or B, including spouses of category A or B applicants.||No special instructions|
|Please find our course fees given above|
Particularly for language-course enrolments, where applicable we strongly advise seeking level advice from the relevant language coordinator prior to enrolment. Language Coordinator contact details can be found here.
Terms & Conditions
You must read our Evening Classes & Lunchtime Learning terms and conditions [pdf] and indicate your acceptance of the same as part of the enrolment process. The parental consent form mentioned in our policy on the enrolment of minors must be downloaded, completed and emailed to us by the parent or guardian at the time of enrolment.
Beginning 1 September applicants can enrol & pay for courses via the Imperial College eStore. A booking link can be found on the course-information page however please first read below instructions.
Booking a place is easy - simply go to the relevant course-information page and click on the blue booking link at the bottom of the page. You will be directed to the Imperial College eStore where the correct rate category must be selected (see above).
If you are a first-time eStore user you will first need to create an account by typing in your email address and choosing a password. This account can then be reused for future bookings.
Below table explains the type, timing and purpose of the email notifications each applicant can expect to receive following completion of their enrolment & payment.
|What is sent||When is it sent||What does it contain|
|1. Payment confirmation||Instantaneously following submission of your online application||Confirms your payment and shows your order number and date of payment. Should not be treated as a course-enrolment receipt and therefore does not show your course, however we do receive this information as part of the details you submit with your application|
|2. Enrolment confirmation||Not sent right away however you will receive this in good time, please treat your payment confirmation as confirmation that your details and payment have been received||Confirms your course choice, shows the programme your course is part of, confirms the term dates as well as the course day of the week and time|
|3. Programme information email||Usually sent Friday late afternoon the week before term starts||Contains further programme details such as classroom location and teacher contact information|
|If you need further help with the above information please ring 020 7594 8756.|
Further enrolment information
Alternative ways to enrol
If you are able to use the internet to make payment with your debit or credit card, we welcome enrolments sent to us online. Applicants who cannot or do not wish to enrol & pay online please ring 020 7594 8756 for assistance.
Imperial College Business School (ICBS) postgraduates may be able to claim their course fee back from ICBS. Eligibility criteria should be checked directly with your ICBS Administrator as our Centre is not involved. You must, at any rate, enrol and pay for your course as normal in the first instance. If you qualify for an ICBS reimbursement you must present your payment confirmation and certificate of attendance to your ICBS Administrator after your course is finished.
Further programme information
Optional test / ECTS credits
Even though our evening classes cannot be taken for degree credit at Imperial College, ie. they do not count towards a student's science or medical degree programme, Imperial College undergraduates and postgraduates may, if they have attended 80% of their evening classes, take a test at the end of any evening class which, if passed, will entitle them to 2 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) units. Registration for these tests is held in January - all students receive information by email at the appropriate time.
Course participants who are not Imperial College students may also take these tests but will be charged a fee. Further details are contained in the email sent in January.
The tests are marked by Imperial staff and are rated Pass, Fail or Distinction and these results are published by email at the end of June.
Certificate of Attendance
Students who have attended a minimum of 80% of the sessions are eligible for a certificate of attendance to be issued by the teacher in the final class. Certificates not collected in class are only stored in the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication for a limited time, therefore if you want to collect your certificate please do so without delay.