International Study Centre

Tuition and study fees

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

Our tuition fees are valid for any programme that commences in the 2020/21 or 2021/22 academic cycles.

International Study Centre course Tuition fees 2021/22
International Foundation Year
 - Business, Media and Social Science £18,000
 - Science and Engineering £18,700
International Year One
 - Business and Management £18,500
 - Computing £19,500
 - Engineering £19,500
 - Film and Media £19,500
 - Finance and Accounting £18,500
 - International Relations and International Development £18,500
Pre-Masters Programme
- Business, Media and Social Science - 1 semester course £11,800
- Science and Engineering - 1 semester course £11,800
- Business, Media and Social Science - 2 semester course £17,500
- Science and Engineering - 2 semester course £19,100
English language courses
English Language Preparation (per semester) £5,950
English for Pre-Masters (per semester) £5,950
Language Lift (6-week course) £590
Additional fees and costs
Accommodation Visit the Accommodation page
Airport pick-up (one-way transfer)*
- London Gatwick (LGW) £165
- London Heathrow (LHR) £160
- London Stansted (STN) £396
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 Surcharge Please 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, to secure your place you will need to return a signed acceptance form and a confirmation payment. The confirmation payment consists of:

  • £235 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 £235 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. This will also give you access to our exclusive preparation course – Prepare for Success. 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: two months before the start of the second semester, or in full in advance. For full information about fees and refunds read our Terms and Conditions.
  • For one-semester (Pre-Masters Programme) 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.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.