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International

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees are payable in full prior to the start of the course or programme. If you are a Tier 4 student then the fees will need to be paid prior to the issuing of your CAS.

Fees for international students beginning their studies in 2020/21 are £14,800 (approx. 127,000 yuan) per year to study an undergraduate degree and from £9,870 (approx. 72,600 yuan) per year to study a postgraduate degree.

Brexit Update

EU students who began their studies in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 academic years will continue to have ‘home fee status’, so they will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students. They will also be eligible for the same student loan and grants for the duration of their course.

From August 2021 EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fee status undergraduate, postgraduate, and advanced learner financial support from Student Finance England for courses starting in the academic year 2021/22.

You will be supported by our admissions team throughout the application process and the following methods can be used to pay your fees:

  • Bank Transfer/Standing Order
    • Please ensure that you include both your student reference and your name on bank transfers to ensure that the funds can be allocated to the correct account.
    • Plymouth College of Art's Bank details are:

Barclays Bank plc, Cornwall Street, Plymouth
Sort code: 20-68-10 Account number: 40712450
IBAN-GB22 BARC 2068 1040 7124 50
BIC/SWIFT-BARCGB22

  • Cheque or Bankers Draft
    • Please ensure that cheques/Drafts are made payable to Plymouth College of Art
    • Write your student reference number and name on the reverse of the cheque
    • Post the cheque to Finance Office, Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AT
  • Over the telephone
    • Payment by Debit/credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) can be taken over the telephone.
    • Call +441752 203434. You will need your student reference number to hand.
    • Unfortunately, we are unable to accept payments by instalment.

Fee Assessing

There are two rates of fee: one is for students who are ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom or the EEA and who meet the necessary criteria, and one is for students who are ordinarily resident in other overseas countries and/or do not meet the necessary immigration criteria. All applications will be fee assessed and you will be contacted if any further information is required to establish your fee status.

Living costs vary depending on individual circumstances and lifestyle. We would recommend that a single student should budget around £7200 for one academic year to cover costs including rent, utilities, food, clothes, books, travel, and personal expenses for socialising and entertainment.

Other Sources of Financial Assistance

For information regarding other sources of financial assistance for international students, the following websites will give more detailed advice

The British Council www.britishcouncil.org
The Chevening Scholarship Fund www.chevening.org
The Council for International Education www.ukcisa.org.uk