Tuition fees vary for different programmes and are subject to revision each year. Always check fees with the faculty or admissions office to which you are applying.
All fees listed are for the first year of a programme only - if your programme continues into subsequent years, the fees for those years may differ.
In November, 2013, the College Finance Committee agreed to limit increases in unregulated fees for continuing students to no more than inflation whenever possible. This means that once students are on degree programmes (excluding programmes for which fees are regulated by the British government), their fees will not increase by more than inflation after their first year of study.
Where a student has to interrupt their study due to a) financial difficulty, b) serious health matters, or c) serious personal issues, the cap on fee increases will also apply to them for breaks of one year. Fee arrangements for longer breaks in study will be determined on a case by case basis.
Equivalent or lower level qualifications
The government no longer provides funding to universities for students who are studying a qualification that is equivalent to or at a lower level than one they have already achieved. This means that King’s does not receive any public funds if you have a higher education qualification such as:
- a certificate of higher education
- a diploma of higher education
- a first degree (BA/BSc)
- a postgraduate qualification (PG Diploma, MA, MSc) and you apply for a course at an equal or lower level.
Notable exceptions to this policy include students:
- receiving the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
- on a course for which an NHS bursary is payable
- studying medicine or dentistry at an undergraduate level
- on a course of initial or in-service teacher training (such as a PGCE).
Students who have an equivalent or lower-level qualification should contact the admissions office for their programme for advice on how this might affect their tuition fees. Students are responsible for informing the College of their ELQ status.
King’s recognises that some applicants may wish to return to university for a second qualification in order to enhance their skills and improve employment prospects. King’s will continue to welcome applications from students who meet our entry criteria, whether or not they hold an equivalent qualification.
This situation does not affect new entrants who study for a second qualification but at a higher level, for instance someone who already has a Foundation Degree and wants to study for an honours degree, or someone who has an undergraduate degree and wants to continue into postgraduate study.
Further advice for students can be found on the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills website.
Installments and deposits
Self-funded students – tuition fee payment conditions
You can pay tuition fees in two instalments (see details below).
When you are offered a place to study on one of our programmes, you will be advised whether you are required to pay a deposit (likely to be around 10 per cent of the fee).
Sponsored students – tuition fee payment conditions
Fees are payable in two equal installments. The first is due for payment by 31 October or 14 days from the date of invoice if later. The second installment is due for payment by 31 January or 14 days from the date of invoice if later.
- Where a student provides a letter at registration from an external corporate body agreeing to pay tuition fees, the invoice will be sent directly to the sponsoring organisation and payment is due immediately.
- For students in receipt of an award funded by King’s, arrangements will be made to ensure tuition fees are charged appropriately. In the event of a query, students should contact the office which issued the award offer letter.
- A student who is sponsored by a friend or relative is regarded as responsible for their own fees.
Tips for international students on paying fees
International bank transfers
Debit / credit card payment
If you choose to pay your fees via bank transfer you may be vulnerable to variable exchange rates and bank charges from both the sending and receiving banks.
King’s recommends that you use Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS) to transfer the payment using the college service ‘Global Pay For Students’. This system:
- allows students to obtain a guaranteed exchange rate for a period of up to 72 hours while their bank makes the payment;
- allows students to pay their fees in their own currency so they can clearly understand the cost of their course;
- ensures that 100% of the funds transferred reach King’s and that no expensive bank charges are deducted;
- is a secure and quick way to make the transfer ensuring that King’s receives the payment promptly.
By using this service you can avoid or significantly reduce the costs incurred to both yourself and the College.
For more information about the process and to get a quote visit the Global Pay For Students website. If you get a quote from Western Union, you are under no obligation to proceed with the payment.
If you are paying your fees using an overseas debit or credit card, it is likely you will be given two options once you have submitted your card details:
- pay using the exchange rate of our merchant service provider, Elavon; or
- use an exchange rate determined by your card issuer.
We recommend that you choose the rate offered by Elavon because:
- you are guaranteed the best exchange rate;
- you will be shown the amount you will pay in your home currency;
- there are no hidden charges.
To make a card payment please visit our Online Feepay website.
For more information about fee paying terms, and the methods of payment available, please visit the credit control website.