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Foundation Diploma in Art & Design: Fees and funding

2018/19 fees for this course

Home/EU students

Students under 19 on 31 August of the year of entry will not be charged a tuition fee.

Students aged 19 or over on 31 August of the year of entry will have to pay a tuition fee for the year. The fee for 2018/19 is £1,300. You must make sure you are able to support yourself through the academic year and be able to pay tuition fees of £1,300 per annum.

Home/EU applicants should note that this course is a further education course so student loans (for tuition and living costs) are not available for this course.

International and Channel Islands students

You will normally be charged the appropriate international fee which for 2018/19 is £11,500 for the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Funding information

The Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is classed as a further education course (the same as AS and A2 Levels) therefore you are not eligible for tuition and maintenance loans from Student Finance England for this course.

Living costs

Students on this course are not eligible for maintenance loans from Student Finance England.

Professional and Career Development Loans

We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered learning provider, registration number 9527. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offer prospective students the opportunity to apply for a loan. Future Finance loans are:

  • Offered to all Kingston University students with a UK home address (assuming they meet appropriate credit checks and are 18 or over), irrelevant of the level of study.
  • Available from £2,500 to £40,000. This money can be used for living costs as well as tuition fees.
  • Repayable up to 10 years and three months after graduation.
  • Flexible as you can apply for up to four payment breaks of three months each during the loan period.
  • For more information and the best rates please visit the Future Finance website.

Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website.

Please be aware that Kingston University does not offer financial advice or any recommendation or endorsement of any Future Finance product. You should always check the suitability of the product that is of interest to you. If you are in any doubt we suggest that you seek independent financial advice before applying for any loan or financial support.

Additional costs

Upon acceptance of an offer, a materials fee of £240 is required to secure a place and pay for materials whilst you are on the course.

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.

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