Under current legislation, UK Government funding is only permitted to be used for UK and EU students who meet the funding eligibility rules. Students who do not meet the funding eligibility rules are required to pay fees that cover the full cost of their chosen course(s).
You may have FREE classes if:
- You are unemployed and receive a contribution-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA).
- You are unemployed and receive Employment and Support Allowance (ESA - a benefit for people who cannot work because of illness or disability).
If you qualify for free classes, you must bring the relevant papers with you to enrolment.
You can pay ‘Home’ (UK) fees if:
- You have lived in the UK or an EU or EEA country for the last 3 years or longer*.
- You have ‘indefinite leave to remain’ in the UK stamped in your passport.
- You have ‘right of abode’ stamped in your passport.
- You are a spouse or civil partner of a UK or EU citizen for the last 12 months.
- You have refugee status and have remained resident in the UK.
- You have been given leave to stay by the Secretary of State and have remained resident in the UK.
- You have Humanitarian Protection or discretionary leave to remain and have remained in the UK.
*Full-time students from a country outside these areas who lived in the UK, EU, EEA for the last 3 years do NOT qualify for home fee rates and will have to pay ‘International’ fees.
You will have to pay ‘International’ fees if:
- You are a temporary visitor to the UK – a tourist, a full-time student or an au-pair.
- You do not meet any of the above criteria.
If you do need to pay ‘International’ fees for classes please contact the International Centre on
Tel: +44 (0)800 612 6008 or click here to ask us a question.