Good to know

  • Home and EU students don't have to pay tuition fees upfront, as they can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK government
  • These loans don't have to be paid back until students have left university and are earning over the repayment threshold

The level of tuition fees your son or daughter will be charged is based on their fee status, which is assessed in line with UK government legislation after we receive their application.

Home/EU students

The provisional undergraduate tuition fee for Home students starting at Imperial in 2019 is £9,250 per year.

If your son/daughter is a Home student then they will not have to pay this fee upfront. They will be able to apply for a non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan from the UK government for every year that their course lasts (see below).

The government has confirmed that EU students starting at an English university in the 2019–20 academic year will continue to pay the Home rate of tuition for the duration of their course.

You should expect the fee to increase for each year that your son or daughter's course lasts, subject to UK government regulations on fee increases.

For information on how the EU Referendum result might affect EU students, please see our dedicated webpage.

Overseas students

Overseas student fees vary per course – see our course pages for details.

Your son/daughter should expect and budget for this fee increasing every year, by an inflationary amount based on the April Retail Price Index.

Students from outside the EU are not eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK government. However, we encourage your son or daughter to contact their Ministry of Education or British Council education advisor for information on what funding may be available towards their tuition fees.

For more information on tuition fees, please visit our Fees and Funding webpages.

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Extra course costs

Some of our degrees may involve extra costs that are not covered by tuition fees, for example protective clothing (like a lab coat) that may be required for practical work, printing costs, books and field trips.

Please see our course pages for details of costs that may apply to your son/daughter's chosen course.

How do the Tuition Fee Loans work?

Tuition Fee Loans are available from the UK government for undergraduate Home students to cover their tuition fees for each year that their course lasts.

The money is paid directly to your child's university through the Student Loans Company. Your son/daughter will need to apply for a loan for each year of study.

Tuition Fee Loans are also available for undergraduate EU students starting at the College in 2019–20 for the duration of their course.

Please check our dedicated EU webpage for the most up-to-date information on the implications of the UK's plans to leave the EU.

Loan info

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Loan repayment

Loan repayments begin the April after your son/daughter has graduated or left university, and only when they are earning above the repayment threshold.

The amount they pay back each month is linked to how much they're earning, not how much they owe in total. Repayments are currently calculated at 9% of the amount they earn over the threshold.

Find out more about how loan repayment works.

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How to apply

Your son/daughter can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan through his/her local funding authority:

England: Student Finance England
Wales: Student Finance Wales
Scotland: Student Awards Agency for Scotland
Northern Ireland: Student Finance Northern Ireland
EU students: Student Finance Services Non-UK Team

Home students can also apply for a means-tested Maintenance Loan at the same time.