International Study Centre

Tuition and study fees

Discover what fees are necessary to join us as a student

Discover what fees are necessary to join us as a student of the International Study Centre

International Study Centre fees

Below are details on tuition fees, accommodation and other costs for students at the International Study Centre. You can find out more about how to pay your fees with our step-by-step guide. 

Price validity

2021/22 fees are valid for any programme that commences in the 2021/22 academic cycle. 2022/23 fees are valid after 31st January 2022 for any programme that commences after 1st September 2022. Confirm your place before 31st January 2022 to receive 2021/22 fees.

International Study Centre courseTuition fees 2021/22Tuition fees 2022/23
International Foundation Year

- Business, Media and Social Science£18,000£18,000
- Science and Engineering£18,700£18,700
International Year One

- Business and Management£18,500£18,500
- Computing£19,500£18,800
- Engineering£19,500£18,800
- Film and Media£19,500£18,800
- Finance and Accounting£18,500£17,900
- International Relations and International Development£18,500£17,900
Pre-Masters Programme

- Business, Media and Social Science - 1 semester course£11,800£12,200
- Science and Engineering - 1 semester course£11,800£12,200
- Business, Media and Social Science - 2 semester course£17,500£17,900
- Science and Engineering - 2 semester course£19,100£19,500
English language courses

English Language Preparation (per semester)£5,950£5,950
English for Pre-Masters (per semester)£5,950

£5,950 for 1 semester

£11,500 for 2 semesters

Online Pre-Sessional English (per 10 weeks)£4,500£4,500
Language Lift (6-week course)£590£590
Prepare for SuccessFreeFree
Additional fees and costs
AccommodationVisit the Accommodation page
Airport pick-up (one-way transfer)*
- London Gatwick (LGW)£75
- London Heathrow (LHR)£160
- London Stansted (STN)£225
- Luton Airport (LTN)£225
StudyCare Insurance Plus (12 month cover)£8 per week (to cover duration of course). Visit the Student insurance page
Police registration (if required)Please visit the pages to read more about Police Registration
Immigration Health SurchargePlease visit the pages to read more about how much you need to pay

*Prices subject to change

When are your fees due?

Confirmation payment

Once you have received an offer of a place at the International Study Centre, you are required to pay a confirmation payment. The deposit is held to cover damages and any other incidental expenses. Any monies left at the end of your course will be returned to you. The confirmation payment consists of:

  • £260 Enrolment Fee (non-refundable)
  • £1,000 Deposit
  • Insurance payment for Study Care if applicable

To accept the offer a confirmation payment is required comprising a non-refundable administration fee of £260 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 in advance tuition fees as set out in the offer letter. 

No later than 28 days prior to your programme start date, and before arrival at the Centre, you will be required to pay the balance of the tuition 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:

  • After arriving at the centre, the remaining balance of your tuition fees can be paid 28 days before the start date of the second academic term, or in full in advance. For full information about fees and refunds read our Terms and Conditions.
  • For two-semester (Pre-Master's) courses: in full in advance.


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.


From September 1st 2019, all students under the age of 18 at the start of their course will receive our guardianship service free of charge. A guardian will support you during your time in the UK until you turn 18. More information will be provided after you apply.


Students at the International Study Centre who plan to progress to a degree at the University of Sussex may be eligible for a scholarship towards the cost of their degree. Find out about available scholarships.

Making a payment

Find information on how you can pay your fees.

How to pay