course fees and living costs

How much will my course cost?

Your tuition fees are based on these factors:

  • Which level your course is – whether it is a pre-sessional, foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate course
  • The cost can also depend on which course you want to study. For example, some of our postgraduate courses vary in price. We recommend that you check the fees for your specific course by using our Course Finder
 Course level Annual Tuition Fees
Pre-sessional 6 weeks £2,310
Pre-sessional 10 weeks £3,575
International Foundation Year £14,850
Undergraduate / Bachelors (most courses) £16,000
Postgraduate / Masters (most courses) £17,500
Research To be confirmed - visit The Graduate School website for more details.

Apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate, to study certain subjects in the UK.

ATAS applies to all international students and researchers (apart from exempt nationalities) who are subject to UK immigration control and intend to study or research at postgraduate level in certain sensitive subjects.

Researchers and students of all the nationalities listed must apply for an ATAS certificate. You must apply if you are undertaking a postgraduate course or research in certain sensitive subjects in the UK. If you are applying to study an undergraduate course with an integrated Master's year you may also need ATAS clearance.

Find out if you need to apply

Funding your course

There are ways you may be able to fund your course. Sometimes it is possible to get sponsorship from a government body in your country. There are many different options, so have a look through the links carefully to see if they apply to you. 


Paying your course fees

  1. Pay a minimum of 50% of your first-year tuition fees to Leeds Beckett University 

    For example, with a first-year tuition fee of £14,000 and scholarship of £1000, the minimum would be £6,500 (50% of 13,000),


    Send a copy of your official sponsor letter to Sponsored students are usually sponsored by a government, employer or another official organisation. You are not a sponsored student if a family member or friend is providing you with financial assistance.

  2. Pay the remainder of your course fees within three months of starting your course.

  3. Useful Links - find out more about:

Alumni Discount

A 20% discount on your first-year tuition fee is available if you have graduated with a Leeds Beckett undergraduate degree and register for one of our postgraduate courses.

To find out whether you are eligible for this discount, please read our conditions for further information and contact

Living Costs

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

Living Costs - Per month example*

Accommodation  £758
 Food  £120
 Other costs (phone, clothes, socialising)  £145
 One Month  £1,023

*Living expenses are estimated and dependent on your lifestyle

Using the above as an example, the estimated living costs for one academic year would be £9,207.

If you're applying for a Student Visa, you will need to show that you have enough money in your bank account to pay your living costs for one year. Additionally, if you have paid 50% of your tuition fees, you will need to show that you have the funds to pay for the remaining amount. Please see the links below for further guidance on your finances.

†You will need to show the UK Visa and Immigration office that you have enough funds to cover your living costs up to a maximum of nine months, a total of £9,207. Visit Applying for Your Visa for more information.

Managing your money as an international student

Understanding UK money, what costs you will need to pay during your studies, and how to budget is very important. Visit our Student Money guide to learn more.

International student money guide