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Fees and Scholarships


Finances

Studying at Leeds Beckett University in the UK is one of the best investments you will ever make.

What's more, with the following discounts, our courses are great value for money:

  • We offer a 10% early payment discount, or a 10% alumni discount to eligible students.
  • Many of our Masters (postgraduate) qualifications take just one year to complete, saving you money on tuition fees and living costs.

Our overseas fees also includes free English language support.

Early payment discount

Leeds Beckett University offers an early payment discount to eligible non-EU international students in their first year of study with us. The early payment is a 10% reduction of the tuition fees providing that the full (discounted) tuition fee for the academic year is paid to our University by the qualifying dates.

Read our conditions for further information.

Alumni discount

A 10% discount of the tuition fees for the first year of study is available to Leeds Beckett graduates who register for postgraduate study.

To find out whether you are eligible for this discount, please read our conditions for further information and contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

What is my fee status?

Our fees vary according to your fee status.

If you are from an EU country, you may be eligible to pay Home/EU fees. If you are from outside the EU you may be required to pay Overseas fees. If you are unsure what your fee status should be, please contact feestatus@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

You can find more information on our tuition fees below.

What fees will I pay?

Fees vary for each course. The table below gives a guide to fees for courses starting in September 2016 & January 2017:

Tuition Annual Tuition Fees
(Non-EU)
Annual Tuition Fees (Home/EU)
Undergraduate (most courses) £9,700  £9,000
Postgraduate (most courses) £10,300 - £12,300 £4,600 - £7,700 
Research £11,500* £4,052* 

*The Research fees quoted above are correct for 2015-16 but subject to change for 2016-17. These figures will be amended when Research fees for 2016-17 are confirmed by the Research Council.

The tuition fee includes free in-sessional English language support during your studies.

Fees for part-time courses are usually a proportion of the full-time fee depending on the number of modules studied. To check the fee for a particular course, search for the course in our online prospectus and click on the Fees & Funding tab.

Paying your fees

If you are offered a place on a course, your offer letter will contain details of your tuition fees. You will be expected to pay a minimum of 50% of your fees at the start of the course.

If you require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number to obtain a visa to study in the UK, before a CAS number can be issued to you, you will need to either:

  1. Pay a minimum of 50% of your first year tuition fees to Leeds Beckett University, or
  2. Send a copy of your official sponsor letter to cas@leedsbeckett.ac.uk if you are a sponsored student (sponsored students are students who are sponsored by a government, employer or other official organisation. You are not a sponsored student if a family member or friend is providing you with financial assistance). Further CAS and visa information.

For more information please contact our Financial Services Office on +44 113 812 5950.

Annual living costs

In addition to tuition fees, we recommend that you budget to cover other costs, including accommodation, food, transport and social activities. Please see below guidance for further information.

Tuition Fees: £9,700*

Living expenses (including accommodation): £9,135†

Total (approximate): £18,835†

*Fees shown based on undergraduate study for September 2016 & January 2017

†Living expenses are estimated and dependent on your lifestyle

NCUK Anniversary Scholarships

In celebration of 25 years of success, the NCUK universities have come together to offer a £1 million scholarship fund available to students in China, Nigeria and South Korea.

Leeds Beckett University is offering scholarships worth £5,000 per year for top achieving students starting at our University in September 2016. In order to be eligible, students will first need to register on the NCUK IFY or International Diploma at one of NCUK’s study centres, then progress through to a programme in one of the following subject areas at Leeds Beckett University:

  • Events Management.
  • Accounting & Finance.
  • International Relations & Global Development.
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Scholarship winners will be selected on the basis of academic merit.

For more information on these scholarships, see the NCUK 25 Years of Success website.

Ciência sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido (CsF), Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme

We are delighted to announce that Leeds Beckett University is now taking part in the Ciência sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido (CsF), Brazilian Scientific Mobility programme, which is operated by the Brazilian government. The programme offers students a full scholarship to study with us for one year as part of their undergraduate degree programme in Brazil.

We are also very pleased to confirm that we now offer pre-sessional English language courses for Ciência sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido (CsF) students who need to improve their English before starting their main programme of study.

For more information please see our Ciência sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido (CsF) page.

Chevening scholarships

What are Chevening Scholarships?
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Masters degree.

Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?
Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia. Applicants should be high-calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. Chevening Scholars come from over 110 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support approximately 700 individuals. There are over 41,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

When do applications for 2017/18 Chevening Scholarships open?
Applications for 2016/17 Chevening Scholarships are now closed. Applications for 2017/18 will be detailed here shortly, please see www.chevening.org for more details.

How to apply for a Chevening Scholarship
For information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship for 2017/18, sign up now for alerts at www.chevening.org Full information about deadlines and priority subjects for countries which offer Chevening Scholarships will be available on the country pages of www.chevening.org.

Further information
For further information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship, sign up for alerts at www.chevening.org. Applicants can also contact the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat at www.chevening.org.

Commonwealth scholarships

The University has been awarded six Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for September 2017:

How do I apply for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships?
You must have accepted an unconditional offer for your course and have applied for a scholarship on the Commission’s Electronic Application System (EAS) by Friday 10 March 2017.

Information for candidates is available on the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme website.

Eligibility criteria for the scholarship

To apply for these scholarships, you should meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person.
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country.
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017.
  • By August 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard.
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country.
  • Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK.

See the full eligibility criteria on the Commonwealth’s website.

BECAS Chile (CONICYT) Scholarships

CONCIYT BECAS Chile Scholarships support Chilean scholars to study at postgraduate level overseas. Upon return to Chile, the expectation is that scholars will apply their acquired knowledge to contribute to the scientific, academic, economic, social and cultural development of the country.

Award value:
Scholarships fund full tuition fees for up to two years of a master’s degree, and for up to four years of a Doctoral degree. The comprehensive scholarship also funds a stipend for living expenses, return flights, health insurance, settling and returning allowance.

Scholarship application deadlines:

  • Master degree scholarship deadline: 6 May 2016
  • Research scholarship deadline: 19 April 2016

Scholarship application process:
You require an unconditional or conditional offer letter from Leeds Beckett University before you apply to BECAS Chile for your scholarship. Guidance about applying for a postgraduate course, or a research degree at our University is detailed online.

When you have received your offer from the University, you should make your scholarship application to CONICYT directly.

US Student Loans

We provide full assistance to students from the US bin applying for student loans. You can find more information by visiting our Student Hub page.

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Questions about your fees

For information on how much your course fees will be, please see our online prospectus.



International FAQs

Do I need to attend a course interview?
Certain courses require an interview as part of the entrance requirements. Please note that this is a requirement of our University and not part of the immigration process. This information is detailed in the course requirements section of the Online Prospectus. Please note: You will be required to evidence your English language ability through one of the qualifications listed in our University entrance requirements. This cannot be met through interview alone.
How will I make friends with other students?
To help you make friends with other international and home students, we run a mentor scheme and an International Social Network. Leeds Beckett International Mentors gives new students the opportunity to make new friends quickly and to benefit from the support and advice of current students keen to share their experience. We also run an International Social Network, which holds social activities and trips through-out the year and keeps you up to date with part-time work and other important information. For more details of all our mentor scheme or social network, please email Kathryn Firth.
What are the annual living costs?
In addition to tuition fees, we recommend that you budget to cover other costs, including accommodation, food, transport and social activities

It is difficult to suggest to you exactly how much money you will need to support yourself, as each person's circumstances will be different, but please see below for guidance:

Living expenses (including accommodation): ££9,135
Please note that these living expenses are estimated and dependent on your lifestyle.

Check out www.studentcalculator.org.uk/international/ for great advice and tools to help you plan and manage your budget whilst studying in the UK.
How can I get help with my visa and the immigration process?
Our International Student Advice Centre (ISAC) can provide support and advice about many issues which may affect you, including visas, immigration, employment, financial difficulties, childcare facilities, emotional support, and any general matters.

Advice is offered free of charge and follows the Rules and Code of Standards of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) and the United Kingdom Border Agency.

For support with visa and immigration etc, contact us at:

internationalstudentadvice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Tel: +44 113 812 5612 / 5620 / 5735

Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.

The International Student Advice Centre at Leeds Beckett University is regulated under OISC guidelines to give immigration advice. The OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner) is an independent organisation that monitors immigration advice and services. Advisers have to attend regular training to be able to do this.