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Your fees payment

2019/20 tuition fees are valid from 7 January 2019 for students who apply after this date, and are in £ sterling.

View the 2019/20 tuition fees.

When you pay the fees for your course, the payment will go to Study Group, the company that delivers courses at the University of Sussex International Study Centre. Please note that all fees and costs listed below are in pounds sterling (GBP). 

International Study Centre course
Tuition fees 2018/19
International Foundation Year
 - Business, Media and Social Science   £16,500
 - Science and Engineering  £17,500
International Year One

 - Business and Management  £17,200
 - Computing  £18,000
 - Engineering  £18,000
 - Finance and Accounting  £17,200
 - International Relations and International Development  £17,200
 - Media and Film Studies
- Business, Media and Social Science - 1 semester course £11,100
- Science and Engineering - 1 semester course £11,100
- Business, Media and Social Science - 2 semester course £16,500
- Science and Engineering - 2 semester course £18,000
English Language Preparation (per semester) £5,420
English for Pre-Masters (per semester)
Language Lift (6-week course) £560

Additional fees and costs
Accommodation Visit the Accommodation page
Guardianship Fee
This fee applies to students who are under the age of 18 at the start of their course. Students will be provided with a UK guardian who will support the student during their time in the UK until he/she turns 18. More information will be provided after you apply.
£66 per month, plus a refundable £100 fee to cover emergency costs (e.g. replacement passport)
Airport pick-up (one-way transfer)*
- London Gatwick (LGW)
- London Heathrow (LHR)
- London Stansted (STN)
StudyCare Insurance Plus (12 month cover)
£8 per week (to cover duration of course). Visit the Student insurance page
Police registration (if required)  £34

*Prices subject to change

Price validity

2018/19 tuition fees are valid from 5 January 2018 for students who apply after this date, and are in £ sterling.

When are your fees due?

Confirmation payment

Once you have received an offer of a place at the International Study Centre, to secure your place you will need to return a signed acceptance form and a confirmation payment. The confirmation payment consists of:

  • £200 Enrolment Fee (non-refundable)
  • £1,000 Deposit
  • Insurance payment for Study Care if applicable

On receipt of your signed acceptance form and the confirmation payment, we will send you your confirmation pack. To accept the offer a confirmation payment is required comprising a non-refundable administration fee of £200 and £1,000 security deposit. Prior to enrolment (and before you apply for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’)) you will also need to pay £6,000 in advance tuition fees. Once the CAS has been issued, and before arrival at the Centre, you will be required to pay the balance of the first semester’s fees along with the accommodation fees (if applicable) as set out on your individualised payment plan on your offer letter.

Tuition fees

After arriving at the centre the balance of tuition fees can be paid:

  • For programmes of study lasting two semesters or more: per semester, two months before the start of each academic semester, or in full in advance
  • For one-semester (Pre-Masters) courses: in full in advance.

Making a payment

Please visit our How to pay page to find out how to make a payment.


All international students should have the protection of appropriate accident and medical insurance for the duration of their time in the UK. The consequences of being uninsured can be extremely difficult and expensive.

Students can either take out our own StudyCare Insurance Plus policy or provide proof of adequate cover when they confirm their place. The StudyCare Insurance Plus policy covers loss of personal possessions as well as providing health and medical insurance. Please let your admissions advisor know if you wish to purchase our StudyCare Insurance Plus.

StudyCare has been designed specifically to offer international students comprehensive protection and support during their studies at the International Study Centre. The insurance covers you until the end of your course. Learn more about StudyCare Insurance Plus.