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Fees & Living Costs

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The costs for studying in the UK consist of academic fees and living costs (accommodation and social costs).

Academic fees

Academic fees are £9,000 per year. The fees includes:

  • A Level tuition in the same classes as our UK students
  • A level examination fees for enrolled subjects (excludes re-sits)
  • Collection from Leeds Bradford Airport
  • English Support including IELTS preparation lessons (Excludes IELTS exam fee)
  • The use of textbooks (no need to buy expensive books)
  • Access to college facilities including the library, IT suite, printers, sports hall
  • College internet, email account and free Wifi hotspot
  • Expert guidance and support for UK university applications (UCAS) plus careers advice
  • Support groups such as O.C.R.E., the Law Academy, Medical link etc
  • Access to our dynamic enhancement programme
  • The services of the International Office
  • 24 hour emergency helpline
  • IELTS Fee: £150. Please be aware that English support/IELTS preparation lessons are compulsory for students with an overall band score below 6.5 and that the cost of these lessons is included in the academic fee. However there is an IELTS exam fee of £150 which is payable in advance of the start of the course and should be added to the academic fee payment.


A small number of students may qualify for a reduction in fees through our scholarship scheme.

Awards range from £500 to a maximum of £2,000 and are available under the following categories:

  • Academic Excellence: Excellent academic grades or perhaps IELTS score
  • Special Achievement or Skill: Community work, prize winner, high level sporting or musical skill
  • Special Circumstances: Sibling discount or joining family living in Leeds

Some examples are shown above. If you wish to be considered for an award please provide a statement explaining which category you are applying under and why you should be considered, you may also attach a reference to support your application. No more than 250 words.

Living costs: accommodation costs

You have several accommodation options available to you during your A Level studies:

  • You can choose to stay in a family environment (this is called ‘home stay’ and costs £160 GBP per week)
  • Or if you prefer to live more independently you can stay in one of the many student halls of residence located near to both the city centre and the college (this costs from approx. £103 per week)
  • Or perhaps you have relatives living in Leeds you prefer to stay with

Further information on these options is available on the Accommodation page.

Living costs: social costs

Social costs vary enormously depending on your lifestyle. You should consider the cost of food, lunches, transport, extra clothing, running a mobile telephone and entertainment. You may wish to use an online tool to help you calculate your costs in the UK


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