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Course fees and living costs

How much will my course cost?

The tuition fee for your course will vary depending on which level you want to study - whether this is pre-sessional, foundation undergraduate or postgraduate.

The cost can also depend on which course you want to study. For example, some of our postgraduate courses vary in price. See our table below for our tuition fee costs for January 2020 and September 2020:

Course Annual Tuition Fees
Annual Tuition Fees
 Pre-sessional five weeks   £1,150  £1,150
 Pre-sessional 10 weeks   £2,300  £2,300
 Foundation   £11,000  £9,250
Undergraduate (most courses) £12,000  £9,250
Postgraduate (most courses) £13,000 to £14,000 £5,950 to £7,500
Research £14,000 £4,260 

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Funding your course

There are ways you may be able to fund your course. Here are a few options:

If you are from the EU you may be able to apply for a student loan to cover the cost of your undergraduate or postgraduate course. Find out more by visiting our EU financing your studies page.

Paying your course fees

If you are offered a place on a course, your offer letter will contain details of your tuition fees. If you are from outside the EU, you will need to pay a minimum of 50% of your fees before you start your course.

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

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

Alumni discount

A 10% 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

Annual 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 £750
 Food £120
 Other living costs (phone, clothes, socialising) £145
 One month £1,015
*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 £9,135.

If you're applying for a Tier 4 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 £9,135. Visit Applying for Your Visa for more information. 

Useful finance websites

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