The tuition fee you pay depends on whether you are assessed as a 'Home' (UK or EU), 'Islands' or 'International' student. In 2017/18 the fees for this course are:
|Home (UK and EU students)||£9,250*|
|Overseas||Year 1 (2017/18): £14,500
Year 2 (2018/19): £14,900
Year 3 (2019/20): £15,300
|Islands (Channel Islands and Isle of Man)||To be confirmed by the Island Authorities|
* These fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the results of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Eligible UK and EU students can apply to the Government for a tuition loan, which is paid direct to the University. This has a low interest rate which is charged from the time the first part of the loan is paid to the University until you have repaid it.
Our fees and funding section provides information and advice on money matters.
Eligible students can apply to Student Finance England for a tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of tuition. The loan is paid directly to the University.
Eligible students can apply to Student Finance England for a loan to cover living costs. The loan is paid into your bank account in three instalments – one at the start of each term. The maximum maintenance loan in 2017/18 is £11,002 if you live away from home and study at Kingston University or £7,097 if you live with your parents whilst studying.
The maintenance loan is partly income-assessed – to find out how much you may be able to receive please visit the Student Finance Calculator.
To apply for a tuition and/or maintenance loan, you need to create a Student Finance account and submit an online application with Student Finance England. Please see the links below if you are from another UK or EU country.
Find out more about the Kingston University Bursary.
Additional support is available from Student Finance England for disabled students and students with children.
The package of funding available to students from other parts of the UK is slightly different. Please visit the relevant authority for more information:
Students from other EU countries who have been resident in the UK for at least five years prior to the start of the course are eligible for tuition and maintenance loans and should apply to Student Finance England.
Other EU students can apply to the Student Finance England European Team for a tuition fee loan only. You will need to make sure you have adequate funds to support your living expenses.
Part of your tuition fee covers basic course materials, workshop, studio provision and technical support. However, over and above this, you may incur extra costs associated with your studies, which you will need to plan for. The cost of making work depends very much on the nature of the individual practice and the particularities of materials and scale that you choose to work with. Tutors and technical staff are regularly involved with discussions with students and offer suggestions of material alternatives that vary in cost including materials that can be sourced in other ways, for example, recycling.
If you elect to use materials that are not supplied as standard via your workshop or course, you will bear these costs. Spending extra money in this way will not have any effect on your marks.
Field trips are paid for by students, but these are optional. Occasional trips to London will be required, the cost of which will be borne by students.
In addition to these course-specific additional costs, it is likely that you may incur extra costs as a student at Kingston University. It is useful for you to be aware of the types of things you may have to pay for. Find out more.
If you would like to view the fees for undergraduate courses from previous years, you can download the relevant fees document to find out more.