Costs to get your degree
Once you have paid the application fee, other fees to the University consist of payments for registration for each year of study, examination fees and text books. If you choose to attend classes locally to support you with your studies, the institution at which you study will also have fees which you pay directly to them.
Let us take you through the costs you will need to pay.
Undergraduate application fee
This is charged when you submit an undergraduate application for specific courses. Please see the relevant course page for which you wish to apply to see if there is an application fee.
Undergraduate registration fees
The initial registration fee is paid after you are sent an 'Offer letter' and you have accepted our offer of a place on a course.
When you have paid your initial registration fee, we register you as a University of London International Programmes student and send you your study pack so that you can begin studying.
The continuing registration fee is due in October and is charged only in the second and each subsequent year of your studies. When we receive this, we send you the study materials you will need for the following year.
Postgraduate course fees
When you register for a postgraduate programme, you can either pay the total amount upfront or pay as you go, i.e. pay a one-off registration fee, plus a fee for each module/section/unit you take.
If you decide to enter for an examination you are charged an Examination entry fee. If you decide that you do not want to enter an examination in a particular year, then no examination fee is paid. In addition to the exam entry fee, you have to pay fees for exams to your local examination centre. This covers their costs for rooms where the exams are held and invigilating the examinations.
Please check the section on student fees on our website, these include examination fees payable to the University. You can find the information on the Fees tab in each programme, see courses.
You will also have to pay a fee to your local Examination centre. The University takes no responsibility whatsoever either for the amount of the fee charged or the collection or refund of such fees. Details of the current fees can be obtained directly from the centre concerned.
Please note that there is no provision in the University regulations for the refund or transfer of examination entry fees.
Textbooks and other study resources
For most undergraduate courses, in addition to your registration fee, you will need to budget for additional textbooks. You can purchase textbooks online.
For the BSc in Business Administration and BA History core textbooks are included within your course fees, but for any additional reading you should budget £80-£150 per year.
For all other undergraduate degrees, you have to buy your own textbooks and should budget up to £300 per year.
For most postgraduate programmes we provide a complete study package so that you don't have to buy additional books.
If you are studying on a course with a residential period in London or elsewhere you will need to pay for the costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence.
For all courses you will need access to email and for most courses you will need to have regular access to a computer and the internet.
If you plan to attend classes at a local teaching centre you will need to pay their fees, which may include an application fee, tuition fees and other costs for use of their facilities. Please check with the institution at which you plan to study what they will charge . For information on recognised centres please visit our Institutions directory.