Good to know
- Detailed fee and cost information for your child's course and year of entry are found on our course pages.
How much are fees?
There are currently two rates of tuition fees:
- The Home rate (for UK students, and EU students until 1 August 2021)
- The Overseas rate (for international students)
The rates charged are based on your child's fee status, which we assess after we receive their application.
Government has confirmed that students from the EU, other EEA and/or Switzerland starting a course on or after 1 August 2021 will no longer be eligible for the Home fee rate. See our student support pages for more information.
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Home tuition fees
This is the maximum fee that universities can charge Home students and is set by the UK government.
Need information on the effects of the EU Referendum on EU students? Read about Imperial and the European Union.
Overseas tuition fees
Tuition fees for overseas students are set by the College. These vary depending on the course.
Overseas students are not eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK government. However, we encourage your child to contact their Ministry of Education or British Council education advisor for information available funding.
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All students can expect inflationary increases to their tuition fees for every year their course lasts.
Overseas fees increases are set by the College and are expected to rise each year by an amount linked to inflation.
Extra course costs
Some of our courses involve extra costs that are not covered by tuition fees. Examples include printing costs, books and field trips.
Additional costs can be found on each course page.
Tuition Fee Loan
If your child is a Home student they do not need to pay the cost of tuition upfront. They can apply for a non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan from the UK government.
If your child is an EU national, you can find out more about their loan eligibility.
How do the Tuition Fee Loans work?
The money is paid directly to the university through the Student Loans Company. Your child will need to apply for a loan for each year of study.
Does the loan need to be paid back?
Yes, your child will need to pay back the Tuition Fee Loan.
The Tuition Fee Loan attracts an interest rate, even while your child is studying.
How can my child apply?
Your child can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan through their 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.