International: Fees and funding
Studying in London is a fantastic experience, but it is important to have budgeted well before starting your course.
As a student you'll have two main costs to meet: tuition fees and living expenses. In this section you will find some useful links to help you stay up-to-date on tuition fees at Ravensbourne and funding available, as well as budgeting advice for students.
Tuition fees and the range of financial support available are different for home (UK), European Union or international learners . (If you're not sure where you fit in, visit the UKCISA website for more information). The information below is for international students who require Tier 4 student visas to study in the UK.
- Tuition fees for Tier 4 students for 2018/19
- Scholarships for Tier 4 students
- Visit the British Council website for more information regarding scholarships for international students in the UK
Budgeting for your studies
Going into Higher Education is a big investment, and it's important to keep on top of your finances while you're studying. Living as a student in London costs about £11,385 per academic year in addition to the cost of your student fees. Your budget includes everything from travel to the UK and getting around while you are here, to rent, entertainment, food, study resources, clothing and more.
- Education charity Brightside has developed an online tool specifically designed to help students to budget cost while studying. The Student Calculator gives you information on your likely outgoings while you are living in the UK.
- The UK Council for International Student Affairs also provides specialist information and advice for international students on how to manage their money when studying in the UK.
If you have student immigration permission to take employment, you can work up to 20 hours per week during term-time, providing you are not self-employed. However, you are strongly advised to make sure you can pay your tuition fees and living costs without relying on income from a part-time job in the UK, as there is no guarantee you will find work.
For up-to-date information on working in the UK, please visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs.
Financial Advice and Support
We know studying can be expensive and students sometimes find themselves in unexpected hardship. At Ravensbourne we have a range of financial support packages designed to help learners who are struggling with money. This includes:
- Access to Learning
- Emergency Bridging Loans
- Budgeting one-to-one advice sessions
- Money Matters workshop
We also have a laptop bursary scheme, offering a £300 discount for students enrolling on undergraduate courses. And you can find entitlements on creative software packages, some of which are free, at our student store.
For further help or advice about tuition fees or scholarships, contact us here.