Below are answers to some common questions you may have about your tuition fees.

Tuition fees FAQs

How much are the tuition fees for my course?

The rate of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess once we have received your application and is based on UK Government legislation. Find out more about how we assess your fee status.

The rate of tuition fees for our Master's and research programmes vary according to what subject you're studying.

Find out more about tuition fees, and the rate for individual programmes, on our Tuition fees website.

EU/EEA students

The Government has confirmed that EU students who begin a course in the 2020–21 academic year (until the end of July 2021) will be eligible to pay the same fee as Home students and have access to student finance for the duration of their course, as long as they meet certain requirements which are unchanged from previous years. This includes students who begin the course remotely.

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, and so will be charged the Overseas fee. Please note this does not apply to Irish students or students with Citizens Rights benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively.

For regular updates for EU students, please see our Imperial and the EU webpages.


How do I pay my tuition fees?

Find out more about how to pay.

Please make sure that you read our payment terms in full.

If you have any questions about paying your tuition fees then please email the Student Fees team or call +44 (0)20 7594 8011.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

Most applicants for MRes or taught postgraduate programmes who are offered a place to study at Imperial are required to pay a deposit towards the cost of their course fees before their place can be confirmed.

Student Finance provide more information about course deposits.

What's the payment process if a sponsor is paying my tuition fees?

For more information about payment of fees by a sponsor, including how to provide evidence of a sponsorship agreement, please see the Student 'Sponsored students' section from Student Finance.

I have a question about CAS and visas

Find out more about using a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from Imperial College London to prove tuition fees payments made to the College to the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration section of the Home Office.

Find out more about CAS and visas

If you have any queries, please contact

Questions about tuition fees

Where can I find Imperial's payment terms?

See the Student Finance website for our full payment terms, as well as specific information for postgraduate students.

Who should I contact about a tuition fee payment I've made?

If you have a question about payments already made to the College please get in touch with the Accounts Receivable Office:
020 7594 8858

How will the EU Referendum affect EU students?

Please see the College's dedicated EU Referendum webpage for the most up-to-date information.