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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. 

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.

Budgeting tools:

Part-time work

If you have student immigration permission to take employment, you can work up to 20 hours per week during term-time (UG or PG students) or 10 hours per week during term time (FE students). Please note that Tier 4 students are not permitted to engage in self-employment activities. 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

As a student at Ravensbourne you will have 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

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