Aerial shot of Dalby Court

Here you can find information about our tuition fees payment terms. It’s important to remember that you are responsible for ensuring that your fees are paid, whether through sponsorship or paying them yourself.

How much are tuition fees?

You can find information about the fee for your course on the relevant course page.

Fee status

Whether you pay the Home or Overseas fee depends on your fee status. This is assessed based on UK Government legislation and includes things like where you live and your nationality or residency status.

Find out more about how we assess your fee status.

Inflationary increases

You should expect and budget for your tuition fees to increase each year by an amount linked to inflation. These increases only apply to subsequent years of study, not your first year.

Overseas fees will increase annually by an amount linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI). The RPI value used is taken from April in same the calendar year of your subsequent year of study.

Home fees are regulated by the UK government. However, they may increase each year by an amount linked to the RPIX index.

Interrupting, repeating or deferring your studies

Your fee is based on the year you enter the College, not your year of study. This means that if you repeat a year or resume your studies after an interruption, your fees will only increase by the amount linked to inflation. Your fees will not include any other increases that may have been applied to new entrants.

If you defer entry, your fee will be based on the year in which you start your course.

Invoices and how to pay

You will receive your invoice via email from The invoice will be sent to the email address you provided when you applied so please check this email inbox regularly. You should also check your junk and spam filter allows emails from

The invoice contains information on how to pay your tuition fees. You can find out more about paying your tuition fees, including late payment fees.

Sponsorships and fee awards

If your fees are being paid by a sponsorship or fee award, you need to inform the College. This includes support from UK Public Funds such as tuition fee loans from the Student Loans Company or an NHS bursary. If your sponsor does not pay, the liability for the unpaid fees is transferred to you.

The College reserves the right to decide what is acceptable sponsorship and whether you should be regarded as self-funding for fees purposes.

Find out more about sponsorships.

Unpaid fees

If your fees have not been paid in full, you will not be allowed to proceed to the next year of your course and you will be required to withdraw from the College. Until fees and charges have been paid in full, your degree award will not be conferred and no certificate will be issued.

Amendments to these terms

Tuition fee payment terms are subject to annual revision and Imperial College London reserves the right to amend or update these terms. Any changes to the payment terms will be published here.

Payment terms and how to pay


Enquiries regarding tuition fees can be made by email to

Enquiries regarding payments already made to the College should be directed to the Accounts Receivable Office by email to or telephone on (+44) 020 7594 8858.